The evaluation process is the first step for someone seeking treatment. Patients are screened and evaluated for appropriateness of treatment according to federal guidelines. Issues, problems and strengths will be identified and developed into a treatment plan. Each patient receives a medical evaluation. The medical department is responsible for dispensing methadone, as well as dealing with patient health issues. Professional medical care assures that medical conditions such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, venereal disease, cardio-vascular disease, HIV infection, and issues of prenatal care are diagnosed and managed early. Patients diagnosed with any of the above noted problems will be referred to outside agencies for care and follow-up of those conditions.
An initial urine screen serves to verify addiction. Ongoing random urine screens assure that progress is monitored. Urine screen results are one of the tools used in managing treatment and include urine specimens, blood samples, as well as alcohol sensor testing if indicated. The counselor and patient mutually agree upon recommendations for treatment. Patients are highly encouraged to participate in all phases of treatment. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease that is both preventable and treatable. Recovery means becoming involved in healthy relationships, counseling, and the community. At Lubbock Lighthouse, all patients are required to participate in individual and group counseling. This will help you develop the skills necessary to remain drug free. You will learn to identify and correct problems and to work each day to prevent relapses.
Lubbock Lighthouse methadone and suboxone treatment program offers these services:
Individual and Group Counseling
Urine Drug Screenings
AIDS/HCV Education & Prevention
HIV/HCV Testing, Education, Counseling and Referrals
Referral to Inpatient/Residential Programs if needed and indicated
Medical Consultation, Coordination & Referral
Drug & Alcohol Screenings and Assessments
Location: 1308 Avenue Q, Suite A, Lubbock, Texas 79401
Also viewable in Google Maps (search term: Lubbock Lighthouse)
Pete McLaughlin, Program Sponsor
Terry McEldowney, Program Director
Afterhours emergency phone: 806-252-1616
A free Lubbock Lighthouse app can be downloaded in the IOS and Android app stores.
Monday through Friday: 6:00AM to 12:00PM
Saturday 6:00 AM to 8:45 AM (only)
Monday through Friday: 6:00AM to 2:00PM
Saturday 6:00AM to 8:45 AM(only)
Fees for methadone are $77.00/week payable at $11.00/day plus an initial $48.00 set up fee to see the Medical Director, get the assessment for a licensed counselor, get initial lab work done, etc. Fees for subutex (buprenorphine) are an initial set up fee of $150.00 and then $105.00/week payable at $15/day. You are responsible for paying for the week whether or not you attend – as the staff is present and ready to serve you.
Other patient guidelines will be explained to you at screening and intake if you choose to join the program.