Medication Assisted Abstinence
Medications can often be used to help you achieve abstinence, but they are only part of the treatment plan. As a part of your treatment plan recommendations, we will consider FDA-approved medications, taking into account your prior experiences with medication.
We offer these medication treatments:
(Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail, Buprenorphine)
These prescription medications relieve the symptoms of heroin or opiate withdrawal such as agitation, nausea and insomnia. Buprenorphine is more weakly addictive and has a lower risk of overdose than methadone.
This long-acting synthetic opiate antagonist is taken orally either daily or by once a month injection for a sustained period of time. Naltrexone blocks all the effects of self-administered opiates, including euphoria. The theory behind this treatment is that the repeated lack of the desired opiate effects, as well as the perceived futility of using the opiate, will gradually over time result in breaking the habit of opiate addiction.
Mental Health Medication
If you or your loved one has a co-occurring mental health condition, we will assess your medications at the time of admission. Addictive medications are stopped (often requiring detox), but usually you can remain on your regular medications through treatment. If changes need to be made, our providers will work with you or we can work with your mental health provider to adjust your medication.