If you are a new client, you will not be able to attend monthly. Individuals progress through addiction treatment at different rates. Your initial treatment level will be discussed and agreed upon during your intake. Keep in mind, research has shown unequivocally that good outcomes are contingent on adequate treatment length and intensity. Best practices in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using tools such as Suboxone is between 18-24 months. Drug-free treatment or MAT occurring for less than 90 days is of limited effectiveness. Treatment lasting significantly longer is recommended for maintaining positive outcomes. Eventually, a person can become a monthly client as they near the end of successful participation. If a person is in MAT, this includes gradual medication tapering.