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Review for Brandywine Counseling, Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Brandywine Counseling has a lot of wonderful programs and does a lot of good in the community however one area that is severely lacking is the Newark, Delaware methadone treatment physicality. I am personally involved with several clients who after several years of recovery are hanging on for dear life with no medical help from Dr.Glick. One client in particular has 2 + years clean with no dirty urines or behavioral issues since day 1. After requesting an increase in medication it has taken more then a month to get a denial due to an old belief of following SML levels completely and totally disregarding the clients input. Why does it take a month? This is not one case but many! No matter what is going on in the clients life if SML levels are at 400 or above it is automatically denied. This is 1970 & 80's medical practice and is not up to today's standards. The amazing thing is once the client is denied an increase he or she is then deemed "unstable" with no further help from medical staff. If no medicine is in order and they are unstable then how do you make them stable? No extra counseling or any other suggestions are provided. I have watched many of person know that they are not felling right they have all the signs and symptoms of to low of a does and are on the edge of relapsing beg and plead with the doctor and medical staff that they are in need of an adjustment and no help is given. mind you I am not talking about clients who are new to treatment. I am speaking of clients with several years of sobriety and who has made excellent progress in treatment. How is it acceptable to deny them the proper medical treatment and send them back to the streets with a death wish. this is pure ignorance on on doctors part who is well pass his years of practicing good wholesome caring medicine. This is one of the reasons why they have such a high relapse rate and yet the stubbornness of the medical staff continues to kill people on a daily basis. This is a matter of Life and death for many and this field has no room for cockiness or an unwillingness to change with medical advancements and scientific proof. If you are looking for methadone treatment look elsewhere there are many other clinics who practice 2009 medicine.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Mostly unprofessional with the exception of a few

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & Received counseling.
brandywine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Brandywine Counseling appreciates the concern of our clients for the quality of their care. We encourage any client with a grievance to submit their concerns as described on We would like to clarify that any request for a dose adjustment is a clinical process. Requests are never automatically denied; there are several determinants in this decision, including medical factors, clinical presentation, and discussions between the patient and physician. If a patient thinks that this has not occurred, he/she has the right to request a team meeting to appeal the decision. Regarding intakes, there are certain situations in which a patient may not be accepted for methadone treatment. Patients who are using benzodiazepines are asked to discontinue use and return at a later time to avoid unsafe interactions with methadone. Patients seeking pain management rather than addiction treatment are referred to a pain management clinic.