Can I enroll my family member or friend in a MedMark program?
If you know someone in need of opioid addiction treatment, you may be wondering if you can enroll this individual at MedMark yourself. While it can be painful having a friend or loved one who is addicted to prescription pain pills or other opioids, it’s up to the individual in need of treatment to enroll. Federal privacy regulations prohibit a patient from being enrolled by a family member or friend. Additionally, you can’t force someone to enroll in any treatment program and expect them to successfully recover if they don’t want to. However, there are other ways in which you can help.
First, you’ll want to make sure you’re not enabling your friend or family member to continue misusing opioids. While it’s beneficial to provide a stable environment, it is not recommended to provide them with money or other means that can help them continue to purchase and misuse opioids.
You can also educate your loved one about medication-assisted treatment, and encourage them to consider enrolling in MedMark’s treatment program. By being supportive and understanding, you’ll be able to help this individual get the treatment and care they need to work towards their recovery.
Additionally, we strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our patients. Medication is administered daily at private medication window, enabling patients to receive their dose of methadone or buprenorphine privately. Individual counseling is also provided in private rooms, giving patients a safe place to discuss their treatment and recovery process.