Discovery house has saved my life from heroin addiction. I started on their methadone maintenance program. It has changed my life for the better. Methadone has given me the ability to cope with everyday life as well as complex post traumatic stress disorder and severe depression and anxiety. I was self medicating with heroin, and once I stopped using heroin those problems definitely did not go away. The program through Discovery House has allowed me to start working on deeper issues such as childhood abuse and trauma that I wasn't about to face with traditional impatient treatment alone. If you are suffering from deeper issues than just addiction I would strongly suggest starting at Discovery House. They are accommodating and realize that traditional 12-Step programs aren't enough for people who are dealing with a lot of other mental health problems and trauma as co-occurring disorders. I went to about three detoxes and four traditional treatment programs and just became more and more discouraged and hopeless and broken as time went on and felt as though nothing could ever heal me. Then, I ended up at the methadone clinic waiting for a friend to sign up. I kept having this feeling that I should sign up too, and this feeling of safety which I hadn't had in so long. So I signed up even though I had no idea how I'd pay but I just told myself it would have to work out somehow right? Well by some miracle, it has. I have relapsed a few times individually but never come close to being strung out, and in face barely even felt anything since relapsing because the methadone blocked most of the heroin high so I would just regret it so much after.
I have now been on methadone for three years and one month today. I've now gotten most of my payments covered by insurance. But my recovery has been a miracle and I owe it all to Discovery House!