Medication Assisted Abstinence
Medications can often be used to help patients achieve abstinence, though they are only part of the treatment plan. We will consider FDA-approved medications as a part of our treatment recommendation, taking into account the patient’s prior experiences with medication.
We are not able to offer methadone treatment, as we are not federally licensed to provide methadone therapy.
We do 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
For patients with co-occurring mental health conditions, we will assess their mediations at the time of admission. Addictive medications are stopped (often requiring detox), but most patients can remain on their regular medications through treatment. In cases where a change must be made, our providers can do so, or we can work with your mental health provider to adjust your medication.