Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do we treat adolescents?
No. We do not treat patients under the age of 18.
Are we an inpatient program?
No. Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers is an intensive outpatient program.
Does Dr. Kolodner see patients on an individual basis?
Dr. Kolodner does see patients who want to be evaluated for admission or are participating in the Kolmac program, but he does not have a private practice outside of Kolmac.
Will it be a problem if my work schedule conflicts with the group times?
No. We offer programs that run in both the day and the evening. It is important for patients to be able to attend regularly, arrive on time, and stay for the entire group. Our experience has been that employers tend to be receptive to a temporary schedule change when we supply a nonspecific medical excuse slip.
What is the program like?
We attempt to make the patient feel safe and secure in group meetings and avoid confrontational or adversarial treatment. The sessions use a cognitive behavioral approach, which looks at the thought process and beliefs underlying the patient’s behavior.
How long is the program and how long do I have to come?
The rehabilitation or intensive outpatient (IOP) phase is between 20 and 30 sessions, which takes approximately 7 to 8 weeks.
Can a person come for detox and not participate in the counseling part of our program?
We have found that when detoxification is done without the person participating in a program, the rate of relapse among patients is high, so patients must be part of a comprehensive treatment program.
Does Kolmac treat dual diagnosis (patients with a substance use disorder as well as another behavioral health condition such as depression)?
Yes, as long as the diagnosis is not psychosis. Additional information can be found on the dual diagnosis page.
What is buprenorphine (Suboxone)?
Do you provide buprenorphine (Suboxone) without requiring the patient to participate in the rehab program
No. We find that although buprenorphine is very helpful as an adjunct to therapy, by itself it does not lead to the kinds of changes that people need to make in order to achieve a stable recovery from opioid addiction
Do you follow a 12-step model?
Our program is compatible with 12-Step principles, but unlike many other abstinence-based treatment programs we do not make the 12-Step traditions the core of our program. Because of the importance of participation in community recovery support group for a stable recovery, we expect our patients to make a good faith effort to participate in one or more of these groups during their time at Kolmac.