Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) is one of the most effective evidence-based treatment methods. The treatment allows people who use opioids to reduce and/or abstain from injecting drug use. It also reduces the risk of relapse, motivates patients to care and improve their overall physical and mental health, enhance social adaptation and integration.
Following to the recommendations of World Health Organization, medication-based opioid addiction treatment is combined with the case management method. A social worker (case manager) works with each patient individually, providing regular counselling and assistance in solving employment, social security and other every day issues, as well as works to increase the patient’s motivation for recovery. All of this helps our patients to improve their health and quality of life.
Methadone-based OST treatment is free of charge in Lithuania.