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Unread 05-18-2009, 09:54 AM   #1
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excerpt from press release 5/18/2009

Here to Help(TM): Unique Program Combines Direct Personal Assistance With Web-Based Resources to Improve Opioid Dependence Treatment Outcomes

-Here to Help(TM), a new support program designed to improve treatment outcomes for patients dependent on prescription painkillers or heroin, from Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals-

RICHMOND, Va., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals has launched Here to Help(TM), an unique patient support program designed to improve outcomes for people in opioid dependence treatment with SUBOXONE(R) (buprenorphine HCl/naloxone HCl dihydrate [2 mg/0.5 mg and 8 mg/2 mg]) C-III Sublingual Tablets. By focusing on coaching and education of patients and caregivers, Here to Help(TM) is designed to assist patients in overcoming the barriers that often prevent them from being successful in treatment for prescription opioid painkiller or heroin dependence.

Although approximately 1.7 million people in the United States are affected by opioid dependence, it is a treatable brain disease that is largely unrecognized and often undertreated(1). The only FDA-approved controlled medicines that can be prescribed to treat opioid dependence in a doctor's private office are SUBOXONE(R) and SUBUTEX(R) (buprenorphine HCl [2 mg and 8 mg]) C-III Sublingual Tablets.

The Here to Help(TM) Program, supports patients in three main ways:
1. Providing personal assistance from a Care Coordinator in finding a physician who is able to treat the patient with SUBOXONE(R). Here to Help(TM) will also facilitate patients' gaining access to other critical professional services, such as psychosocial support, across the entire continuum of care.


2. Offering Care Coaches to provide personal support to patients through a series of outbound phone calls over the critical first 12 weeks of treatment; providing motivation, education, and assistance.


3. Presenting online tools and resources at www.HereToHelpProgram.com, which provide 24/7 support via email and the Web. These resources include an email support program, links to online and offline support groups, downloadable patient resources and tools, and much more.
"Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals is very proud to offer Here to Help(TM) to support opioid dependent patients and their families," said Shaun Thaxter, President of Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. "The Here to Help(TM) Program was created specifically to support patients, reflecting our Company's commitment to helping individuals who are dependent on opioids be successful in treatment and long-term recovery. Personal Care

Coach support combined with online tools and resources will offer powerful assistance to individuals and their families at a time when they can truly benefit from such help."

If you or someone you know is dependent on prescription painkillers or heroin, please call 1-866-956-9204 or visit www.HereToHelpProgram.com for more information on how to find treatment and enroll in the Here to Help(TM) Program.

Opioid Dependence and Resources for Its Treatment

Addiction to opioids is defined as a long-term brain disease by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). It is a treatable medical condition that is caused by changes in the chemistry of the brain. This dependence can start with use of medicine that a doctor prescribes for serious pain but that the patient continues to use after the medical need for pain relief has passed. Or it may begin as recreational drug use with illicit opioids that spins out of control.


source: http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayRe...05027794&EDATE=
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Unread 05-18-2009, 11:28 AM   #2
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Hey thats cool Tim! Have you done any research on this program? Is it just a new company that is trying to make money in the addiction field? I'm just wondering? I don't have enough back ground to understand there affiliations. (you know who is important to have in your resume') What are your thoughts on these people?
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Unread 05-18-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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This is a program by the maker of suboxone, and free. I've checked it out and it seems very helpful, especially people who are very anxious about starting, or people without computer access. One thing they'll do is call the doctor with the patient on the line to help people get appointments. They can also give drug interaction info, and even call to patients to check in and see how their treatment is going, or how the appointment went. Also they will help locate a counselor that understands modern addiction treatment. I think it is a good resource for those who want that additional help.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
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Has anyone here called or enrolled in the Here To Help program? I was wondering what your opinion of it was and if it was helpful to you.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 05:49 PM   #5
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I enrolled, I did not sign up for counseling- as I have already gone through IOP l year and a half ago- but I just got my first email and I think this is a wonderful tool for new patients!
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Unread 05-28-2009, 03:50 PM   #6
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Thanks Hairgirl!
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Unread 05-28-2009, 04:34 PM   #7
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I'm going to sign up and see if they can help me locate a dr that doesnt charge $500 a month. I want to stay clean, it sucks not being able to afford treatment. I made under twenty thousand last year as I am the primary caregiver for a terminal family member. So it's not that I am not willing to pay for a chance at a bettr life, I just don't have it.
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Unread 05-30-2009, 05:15 PM   #8
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cferd,
Make sure you check out the needymeds program
http://www.needymeds.org/drug_list.t...&name=Suboxone

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Unread 06-01-2009, 12:33 PM   #9
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An advertisement for this was on the radio yesterday (here in CT).
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Unread 06-30-2009, 03:11 PM   #10
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Has anyone else used this resource?
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Unread 06-30-2009, 03:41 PM   #11
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Hi Tim,
I found both my Sub Doctor and have an appointment scheduled with a counselor that I found on heretohelp.com. I also called the 800 number before I started taking Sub to have a few questions answered about the medication. They were really helpful and nice. I am going to look into the coaching program (for the first 12 weeks) as I only started sub last Thursday.
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Unread 07-15-2009, 01:59 PM   #12
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Hello all! Since there have been a few questions recently it is time to bump this up. I have registered with the site and there is great information available. Doesn't cost a thing-great service!

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Unread 07-28-2009, 10:21 AM   #13
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For anyone in buprenorphine treatment or thinking about starting, the free Here to Help program is a great way to get information right from the maker. With all of the misinformation on the web (not this site) it is handy to have a credible reference available. 1-866-956-9204 8:00am-11:00pm week days-and 8:00- 8:00 Saturdays. you don't have to give your name.

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Unread 07-28-2009, 02:28 PM   #14
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Tim...

They are very helpful. My Sub doctor has made it mandatory to enroll in this program. I had to call them right in front of him at my last appointment. I now have a 'Care Coach' who calls me once a week to check on me and my recovery, follow my appointments, etc. You're only allowed to recieve a total of 12 calls from them though. When I spoke to my coach for the first time and he had gone over all of the safety info, he then asked if I had any questions for him. I did, and found that they are very knowledgable at 'here to help'. They seem very well trained in Suboxone and its use in recovery. I will be calling again to locate a counselor that is not nearly 4 hours away (closest I could find!). I recommend this program to everyone!

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Unread 08-01-2009, 10:37 AM   #15
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Thanks Jane,
So far I've heard all good things about the program. I'm glad some doctors are making it part of their treatment protocol, with all of the questions people have in the beginning, getting quick reliable answers can keep anxiety low and prevent dropouts.

Thanks for posting!
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Unread 08-04-2009, 04:21 PM   #16
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The Here To Help site has included a link to NAABT on their Learning page:
http://heretohelpprogram.com/learning/Default.aspx and they have a few places that link to the NAABT counselor locator.

I've asked them to include a link to Addiction Survivors on their "community" page too, so patients unsure about starting can communicate with someone who has been through it. Combining the tools and Care Coaching they offer with the peer support offered here should be a big help to someone just starting out or someone who has read misinformation elsewhere on the web and is confused.

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Unread 08-06-2009, 06:15 PM   #17
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Tim...

I just wanted to mention something.

I had an appointment w/ my Suboxone doctor yesterday. When I'm done w/ my visits and I am at the front desk waiting for my receipt, I tend to look around at the brochures and stuff they have out for patients to take with them. Well yesterday, when I was looking around, what do I happen to see there on the counter? A business card full of info for/about Addiction Survivors.org.....I thought that was so cool!! My doc saw me looking at them and told me to take one. I said I don't need it and explained that I've been coming here all along. I then had the opportunity to explain the details and benefits of this site to my doctor and his staff. I told them how helpful and supportive EVERYONE here is, and that he should HIGHLY recommend it to his other Suboxone patients.

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Unread 08-07-2009, 05:20 PM   #18
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That's great Janie! I'm glad he had them out, we sent a bunch of cards out to doctors who use the matching system, so its really nice to see that some are passing them out. Thanks for posting about it!
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Unread 08-08-2009, 01:23 AM   #19
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I have signed up for this. I don't remember where I first saw it. I think it may have been on the Suboxone information packet that my doctor gave me the first day that I had my appointment. (I found my doctor through the matching system on this site).

I get e-mails, such as about how to cope with negative thoughts, how to manage stress, how to deal with triggers and cravings, etc...... They are informative. I haven't logged on to the main website yet, or talked to any live people yet.

Coincidently, I had planned on calling to speak to someone this weekend, I have a lot of questions. I see now though that I will need to wait until Monday. I like knowing that I can call and talk to live people and ask questions. I also feel better knowing that if I ever need help finding a new Sub. doctor, for whatever reason, that I can call and someone will help me find a new one. It helps lessen my anxiety over withdrawal in the event that my doctor was suddenly not available.

This seems unheard of to me, all of these free services. Maybe because they are from the UK? I can't imagine an American pharmaceutical company doing something like this!
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I was just wondering if anybody else has had experience with a 'care coach' through Here to Help program. I would be interested in your experiences. I thought it might be helpful to be able to talk with one during my taper journey.
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Unread 09-13-2009, 07:53 AM   #21
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I called and spoke with someone couple of months ago. I hanen't been to their site yet. I am saving my outbound calls for when I get towards the lower end of my taper, which I am not rushing.I'll formally sigh up tomorrow.

I heard about this program through reading this site awhile ago, but actually got the packet with the Here to help card after letting my MD know about this site, when he asked me how I had become so knowledgeable about Suboxone. He wasn't aware (although he is listed on the matching) of this particular site, but his office staff was.

Next time I go, I'll ask the office staff if they would speak to the MD about automatically handing out the packet to all new patients and current, since obviously if I hadn't been having this particular conversation, I wouldn't have recieved it.

I'm also going to ask if they still have the original Survivors cards they sent out to listed providers and if so would be willing to offer them up also.

Tim or Nancy, if they agree to this, but no longer have the cards, would you please let me know how may recieve more? I wan't to go armed with all the info I can muster up!

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Unread 09-13-2009, 09:24 AM   #22
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Hi Steve, just email me and we'll get whatever you'd like sent out to you.

Thanks, that is so nice of you to do that.

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Unread 09-22-2009, 01:54 AM   #23
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Hi Nancy,

I'll go the boards later today and post on the taper thread my experiences for those who are interested as I have been off the boards for several days now due to a difficult drop I hope I have finally finished successfully.

I went to my sub Md today and asked the office staff (they were extremely busy today) whether the MD would be willing to display the Addiction Survivivors cards. They said they would ask, but didn't think so, because the MD really doesn,t like "flaunting" it in front of his family oriented practice.

My question to you is can these cards only be sent to the practitioner? Or can I bring them to the clinic where I recieve therapy and also volunteer facillitating groups and make them available to those interested?

Thanks for your help and always speedy replys

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Unread 09-22-2009, 08:49 AM   #24
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Hi Steve, I'm sorry to hear you had a difficult drop. I'll look for your thread on your taper.

Wow, that's too bad that your Suboxone doctor feels that way. It could help someone who is addicted and just hasn't told anyone.

The cards can go anywhere that they'll help people. We're currently sending them to pharmacies and therapists also.

I'll look for your email.

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I didn't know where to post this...hope this thread is OK?

I just got the "Free Resource Kit" from naabt.org in today's mail. Great job on it guys! Some of you may know I'm having a bit of an issue w/ my parents and their belief that Sub is 10x worse than my doc and don't like me taking it. I intend to use this kit to aid me in 'trying' to educate them on the Sub treatment I've been receiving for the past 7 months...and have had great success with it, too! Thanks again, guys!!
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Hi janie, I hope it helps. That and the HBO series. Let us know and maybe we can think of more things.

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Unread 10-05-2009, 10:21 PM   #27
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Hi Nancy,

I keep trying to email you the address where the cards may be mailed, but through windows mail, I keep gfttingthe message: host server not found. Any suggestions? I remember I kepy getting the same message when I tried csdmommy months ago. I'm going to set up another email acct and see if that works. If not would there be a physical address, as I would notvwant to post this person on a public site
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Unread 10-23-2009, 04:28 PM   #28
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. Hi Everyone,

I just went to my monthly doctor visit. I have been on suboxone for almost two years and no relapses. Just my short history. During my doctor visit, he was telling me about his recent visit by the Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceutical Sales Guy. The salesman recommended that he have all his patients sign up for the new program Reckitt has begun called "Here To Hep" My doctor gave me the cell phone the salesman gave him and he wantd me to sign up right then and there. I had no problem doing so. I was under the inpression that the FDA wanted Reckitt have a program for folks who are on sub. It was told to me it was something like the FDA was seeing alot of doctors over prescribing or prescribing more than the usual. For example on patient was prescribed (Not by my doctor, but another) 300 Suboxone and then the next month 240 Vicodin. I guess the FDA is worried about diversion or something like that. Anyways either way this is a free service and seems very good. I have already gotten a planner in the mail with a journal and I have my own personal coach I can call at anytime. I think thats a wonderful service. I'm sure most people will be hearing this from their Sub doctor also. You can go and check it out and sign up if you wish at www.HereToHelpProgram.com

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Nice, I'm going to call this number soon. The last few times I've been in to see my doctor he's given me this card and literally begged me to call, Lol Apparently hardly any of his patients call the number and he wants all of them too. However, I don't know how relevant it will be for me since I've been on sub. maintenance for almost 5 months at this point! I'll still give them a call, for my doctors sake if anything
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Unread 12-03-2009, 10:58 PM   #30
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When I had my first Doctor visit. He had me call Here To Help to enroll right in front of him. Its good that some doctors are trying to make sure that you seek some form of help to deal with things and get better besides the medication. I started subs September 30th 2009 and thats when I got enrolled in Here To Help. They were supposed to call me the next day for my first call but I was in the process of moving and had some phone problems. I called and left a message with a different number that they could call me. Anyways I was having communication problems and I left some messages but they never called back. I just forgot about it for while. When my doctor reminded me about it I called them again about a month and a half later and finally got things set up. They do send you a lot of information and tools you can use for your recovery. I found a lot of useful tools that have been very useful to me, like ways to deal with negative emotions or bad moods, how to find what your triggers to use are and how to deal with high risk situations. They have a lot of ideas and information that helped me realize a lot of things and it gave me a lot of great ideas on how to deal with them. The phone calls haven't helped me too much so far. I've had 3. I thinks thats because I didn't start talking to them in the begining of my treatment. So I'm already doing a lot of things that they have suggested, so the calls haven't helped me much yet. But the information they send to me is very useful.
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Nice, I'm going to call this number soon. The last few times I've been in to see my doctor he's given me this card and literally begged me to call, Lol Apparently hardly any of his patients call the number and he wants all of them too. However, I don't know how relevant it will be for me since I've been on sub. maintenance for almost 5 months at this point! I'll still give them a call, for my doctors sake if anything <IMG class=inlineimg title=Smile alt="" src="images/smilies/smile.gif" border=0 smilieid="1">
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<P>&nbsp;My situation was kind of simular. I was already on subs for a little while before I started talking with them. I have had 3 phone calls so far and they haven't really helped me at all. I have already been doing a lot of things that they have suggested to me. But the information they have send me has been useful. A lot of great information to help deal with things and to give me great ideas for my recovery. I've almost thought stopping with the phone calls, but I will try and be open minded and see how it goes.</P>
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Unread 03-04-2010, 11:56 AM   #32
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The HereToHelp program is included in the price of Suboxone. Besides being helpful for finding a doctor and getting stabilized on the treatment, the care coaches can help you organize your recovery plan.

After stabilization and coming to terms with all of the damage in your life caused by addiction, the next step might seem overwhelming or it might be tough just to know where to start. As you know the medication is just a small part of the treatment the real recovery comes in the form of reversing the brain adaptations caused by addiction. This is done by reconditioning your brain by making changes in environment, routines, thinking, and behaviors. Indecision about how to best tackle this can delay the process and waste time. The HTH program can help you organize your recovery plan and help you assemble the right people, like counselors and therapists, and prioritize what you need to do while helping you from taking on too much at once.

1-866-956-9204 or visit www.HereToHelpProgram.com
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hey tim,,

i havent actually called the number yet but im going to. im not new to sub by a long shot,,,july 27th will be 6yrs on sub for me. everything was going smooth with my third doctor,,first one i moved outta state,,second one,,(real nice guy),,quit the practice and set me up witha new doctor,,,i was his first patient and he really didnt know a thing about sub and actually came to me for answers concerning his other patients.he really knew nothing and was prescribing really high doses.
just an example,,,im an ex heroin addict and i had been on 16mgs for 5yrs,,,and i wasnt taking that much and luckily for me i was putting some back. one day i went in there and said i think i needed an increase and i wanted tex,,everyone knows you dont give that to people with a history of using needles,,but he just raised me from 16 to 24mgs,,,and that in itself dont sound right if 16 mgs has worked for 5yrs and he gave me tex..which was cool,,i had no desire to put it in a needle but it seemed to absorb alot faster and i had no problem with taste. anyway he had my wife on 24mgs too and so we were both putting some back for emergency. well,,,that emergency came in a manner ill never forget.my insurance covered everything,,filling script and office fees for 5yrs,,, then one day this doctor (another foriener who realized the gold mine he was sitting on) a copltely different doctor thanhe was in the begining when he knew nothing,,,now it seemed he new everything,,,he came into the room talking on a cell phone the whole time and said to me,,who do you think you are just comming here every two months and getting a script,,he wrote me out one and said it was the last until i paid him a thousand dollars!
So i havent seen a doctor inover six months living on what we put back,,but im running low,,cutmyelf down to 4 and think i have enough to get to 2mgs thenthen maybe splitting doses or skipping daysjust hope i have enough.
I havent called that number,,,but do you think they could help someone who has insurance to cover it all,,someone who has been on it this long and dont want to get off sub, i dont feel it has has any negative affect on meand my first doctor told me to seek this nedication beforer fod and shelter,,,kinda drastic measures but he met me in the nut hut after what was called a suicide attemt. i still dont know if i was rerally tryin to do that.
i dont have that endless supply anymore like i felt i did and im begining to worry. do you think if i called that number there could be help for someone whos been on so long and doent want off?
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Hi Tommy,
Congratulations at getting down to 4mgs, that's great! I definitely think the HTH line people will help you. Hopefully they will have a sense of what doctors accept insurance. 1-866-956-9204. I think the sooner you get thsi set up the better. You don't want to get down to a low supply and have to take the first doctor with an opening. Since the DEA has been visiting doctors some have dropped out and fewer have become certified, so finding one ASAP is a good idea because I think it will become harder to find one soon. Good luck!
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I'm in the Here to Help Program. I like it so far. You get a packet in the mail of information and a journal and all different tools and materials to use to help you get through. You're basically taught about the product the first week and then coached through the rest of your treatment. You can also download an appointment tracker and daily journal and daily motivational tool kit from the website once your in the program. My coach calls me once a week for 12 weeks. Once a week for 4 weeks and then once every other week for 8 weeks. They actually have a link to this site from their site so they recommended me here for more of a group thing I guess. But I also go to one on one therapy once a week and see my phsychiatrist at least once a month. But that's the gist of it. They always ask in the journal every week what keeps you motivated and where you can go for motivation and how you are feeling. So I would highly recommend it.
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Unread 08-24-2010, 05:00 PM   #36
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I'm in the Here to Help program as well. Got a care coach, and we talk twice a month...
at first they called me every week, but it "tapers" down as treatment goes on, lol.
I can call there any time, tho.
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