What Medications are Used in Treating Drug Addiction? January 30, 2019 0 Medication-assisted Treatment

As drug addiction threatens to rewrite the history of someone’s life, treatment options are available to address the damages and help someone to get clean. The help we offer at our clinics includes medication-assisted treatment or MAT to help our clients overcome addictions to prescription painkillers, heroin and other drugs. Drugs are addictive because of the way they affect the brains pleasure centers and people enjoy the way it makes them feel, but with treatment sobriety becomes a reality.

Naltrexone and Buprenorphine for MAT:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse highlights that naltrexone works through blocking the opiate receptors in the brain and renders heroin and prescription painkillers from getting someone high. A medication like naltrexone is best used when part of a medically-supervised detox program, under the supervision of a medical professional. Buprenorphine is a partial opiate agonist and it doesn’t cause the same high as a full opiate agonist. When combined these medications form suboxone and that’s the medication we use in our MAT program because it helps stabilize a person with opiate addiction, it reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings, and helps the individual maintain sobriety longer.

What Our Clinic Promises to Our Patients:

If you are currently battling with an addiction to prescription opiates or heroin, you can successfully recover with the services of our medication-assisted treatment program. We have suboxone doctors who will perform a discrete medical assessment for a patient and through doing this it can be determined if someone is a valid candidate for our MAT program. If admitted to our MAT program, a person will be supervised and monitored during treatment to ensure the individual is progressing and remains drug free during treatment. Our program accepts state Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay patients, we offer treatment at our clinic and have telemedicine, because we want to cover all the bases and ensure those who need treatment get it.


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