MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

The research is clear: Medication-assisted treatment works – in tandem with therapy and 12- step work

Medical research definitively indicates that many of those with addiction benefit from some form of medication assisted treatment to achieve recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) strongly supports the use of medication as part of an integrated treatment program. According to NIDA, medication-assisted treatment may increase patient retention in addiction treatment programs and decrease the rate of relapse among alcoholics or addicts in recovery.

This combination of therapies is known as medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. MAT is commonly integrated into treatment for opioid and alcohol substance use disorders.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Addiction and the process of recovery typical feature intense cravings to use even after successful completion of detox and treatment programs. Cravings, common for those struggling to get and stay clean, can interfere with treatment and increase the risk of relapse. Fortunately, there are medications have proven successful in helping to ward off these cravings and support abstinence. The combination of medications with therapies that teach how to manage cravings and triggers can promote extended periods of sobriety.

Types of Medications Used with MAT

There are several medications prescribed to treat two significant drugs of addiction: opioids and alcohol. There are currently no FDA-approved medications used to treat other types of drug addiction, such as benzodiazepines, cocaine, or marijuana dependence. Below are the two commonly prescribed drugs used for the treatment of opioid or alcohol dependence at Clearpoint:

Vivitrol

As medication assisted treatment’s only injectable medication, Vivitrol has been approved by the FDA since 2010 for use in programs that treat opioid addiction. Administered only once each month, this medication wards off opioid cravings, alleviates physical symptoms of withdrawal, and prevents overdose from occurring. This medication can be extremely effective at helping you defeat your addiction to opioids, and it has a proven track record of preventing individuals in recovery from experiencing relapse. Studies show that medication assisted treatment alone is not the answer, but combined with therapeutic interventions success rates increase.

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, which means that it occupies the same receptors in the brain that opioid drugs target. Buprenorphine produces similar but less pronounced opioid effects while preventing withdrawal symptoms. When taken as prescribed, users will not get the same “high” or the other effects of the drug they abused. Buprenorphine can help people recover from opioid use and avoid withdrawal. As an opioid, it does have mildly addictive properties. However, the goal of buprenorphine treatment is not to exchange one addiction for another. The user is stabilized with the medication, then the dose gradually tapered.

Suboxone

Suboxone is a medication used to treat opioid dependence, containing buprenorphine and naloxone. It has been proven to reduce cravings and minimize physical withdrawal symptoms in individuals who suffer from alcoholism or an opioid addiction. One of the advantages of using Suboxone is that it cannot be taken to achieve a full opioid effect, making it more difficult to abuse than other forms of medication-assisted treatment, such as methadone.

Abstinence is the goal

With both Buprenorphine and Suboxone, as the patient’s program of recovery strengthens sufficiently and health stabilizes, we guide them through a medically-monitored taper to zero medication. Our ultimate goal is to help each patient live a recovery-based sober lifestyle.

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

The research is clear: Medication-assisted treatment works – in tandem with therapy and 12- step work

Medical research definitively indicates that many of those with addiction benefit from some form of medication assisted treatment to achieve recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) strongly supports the use of medication as part of an integrated treatment program. According to NIDA, medication-assisted treatment may increase patient retention in addiction treatment programs and decrease the rate of relapse among alcoholics or addicts in recovery.

This combination of therapies is known as medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. MAT is commonly integrated into treatment for opioid and alcohol substance use disorders.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Addiction and the process of recovery typical feature intense cravings to use even after successful completion of detox and treatment programs. Cravings, common for those struggling to get and stay clean, can interfere with treatment and increase the risk of relapse. Fortunately, there are medications have proven successful in helping to ward off these cravings and support abstinence. The combination of medications with therapies that teach how to manage cravings and triggers can promote extended periods of sobriety.

Types of Medications Used with MAT

There are several medications prescribed to treat two significant drugs of addiction: opioids and alcohol. There are currently no FDA-approved medications used to treat other types of drug addiction, such as benzodiazepines, cocaine, or marijuana dependence. Below are the two commonly prescribed drugs used for the treatment of opioid or alcohol dependence at Clearpoint:

Vivitrol

As medication assisted treatment’s only injectable medication, Vivitrol has been approved by the FDA since 2010 for use in programs that treat opioid addiction. Administered only once each month, this medication wards off opioid cravings, alleviates physical symptoms of withdrawal, and prevents overdose from occurring. This medication can be extremely effective at helping you defeat your addiction to opioids, and it has a proven track record of preventing individuals in recovery from experiencing relapse. Studies show that medication assisted treatment alone is not the answer, but combined with therapeutic interventions success rates increase.

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, which means that it occupies the same receptors in the brain that opioid drugs target. Buprenorphine produces similar but less pronounced opioid effects while preventing withdrawal symptoms. When taken as prescribed, users will not get the same “high” or the other effects of the drug they abused. Buprenorphine can help people recover from opioid use and avoid withdrawal. As an opioid, it does have mildly addictive properties. However, the goal of buprenorphine treatment is not to exchange one addiction for another. The user is stabilized with the medication, then the dose gradually tapered.

Suboxone

Suboxone is a medication used to treat opioid dependence, containing buprenorphine and naloxone. It has been proven to reduce cravings and minimize physical withdrawal symptoms in individuals who suffer from alcoholism or an opioid addiction. One of the advantages of using Suboxone is that it cannot be taken to achieve a full opioid effect, making it more difficult to abuse than other forms of medication-assisted treatment, such as methadone.

Abstinence is the goal

With both Buprenorphine and Suboxone, as the patient’s program of recovery strengthens sufficiently and health stabilizes, we guide them through a medically-monitored taper to zero medication. Our ultimate goal is to help each patient live a recovery-based sober lifestyle.

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

The research is clear: Medication-assisted treatment works – in tandem with therapy and 12- step work

Medical research definitively indicates that many of those with addiction benefit from some form of medication assisted treatment to achieve recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) strongly supports the use of medication as part of an integrated treatment program. According to NIDA, medication-assisted treatment may increase patient retention in addiction treatment programs and decrease the rate of relapse among alcoholics or addicts in recovery.

This combination of therapies is known as medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. MAT is commonly integrated into treatment for opioid and alcohol substance use disorders.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Addiction and the process of recovery typical feature intense cravings to use even after successful completion of detox and treatment programs. Cravings, common for those struggling to get and stay clean, can interfere with treatment and increase the risk of relapse. Fortunately, there are medications have proven successful in helping to ward off these cravings and support abstinence. The combination of medications with therapies that teach how to manage cravings and triggers can promote extended periods of sobriety.

Types of Medications Used with MAT

There are several medications prescribed to treat two significant drugs of addiction: opioids and alcohol. There are currently no FDA-approved medications used to treat other types of drug addiction, such as benzodiazepines, cocaine, or marijuana dependence. Below are the two commonly prescribed drugs used for the treatment of opioid or alcohol dependence at Clearpoint:

Vivitrol

As medication assisted treatment’s only injectable medication, Vivitrol has been approved by the FDA since 2010 for use in programs that treat opioid addiction. Administered only once each month, this medication wards off opioid cravings, alleviates physical symptoms of withdrawal, and prevents overdose from occurring. This medication can be extremely effective at helping you defeat your addiction to opioids, and it has a proven track record of preventing individuals in recovery from experiencing relapse. Studies show that medication assisted treatment alone is not the answer, but combined with therapeutic interventions success rates increase.

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, which means that it occupies the same receptors in the brain that opioid drugs target. Buprenorphine produces similar but less pronounced opioid effects while preventing withdrawal symptoms. When taken as prescribed, users will not get the same “high” or the other effects of the drug they abused. Buprenorphine can help people recover from opioid use and avoid withdrawal. As an opioid, it does have mildly addictive properties. However, the goal of buprenorphine treatment is not to exchange one addiction for another. The user is stabilized with the medication, then the dose gradually tapered.

Suboxone

Suboxone is a medication used to treat opioid dependence, containing buprenorphine and naloxone. It has been proven to reduce cravings and minimize physical withdrawal symptoms in individuals who suffer from alcoholism or an opioid addiction. One of the advantages of using Suboxone is that it cannot be taken to achieve a full opioid effect, making it more difficult to abuse than other forms of medication-assisted treatment, such as methadone.

Abstinence is the goal

With both Buprenorphine and Suboxone, as the patient’s program of recovery strengthens sufficiently and health stabilizes, we guide them through a medically-monitored taper to zero medication. Our ultimate goal is to help each patient live a recovery-based sober lifestyle.

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

The research is clear: Medication-assisted treatment works – in tandem with therapy and 12- step work

Medical research definitively indicates that many of those with addiction benefit from some form of medication assisted treatment to achieve recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) strongly supports the use of medication as part of an integrated treatment program. According to NIDA, medication-assisted treatment may increase patient retention in addiction treatment programs and decrease the rate of relapse among alcoholics or addicts in recovery.

This combination of therapies is known as medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. MAT is commonly integrated into treatment for opioid and alcohol substance use disorders.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Addiction and the process of recovery typical feature intense cravings to use even after successful completion of detox and treatment programs. Cravings, common for those struggling to get and stay clean, can interfere with treatment and increase the risk of relapse. Fortunately, there are medications have proven successful in helping to ward off these cravings and support abstinence. The combination of medications with therapies that teach how to manage cravings and triggers can promote extended periods of sobriety.

Types of Medications Used with MAT

There are several medications prescribed to treat two significant drugs of addiction: opioids and alcohol. There are currently no FDA-approved medications used to treat other types of drug addiction, such as benzodiazepines, cocaine, or marijuana dependence. Below are the two commonly prescribed drugs used for the treatment of opioid or alcohol dependence at Clearpoint:

Vivitrol

As medication assisted treatment’s only injectable medication, Vivitrol has been approved by the FDA since 2010 for use in programs that treat opioid addiction. Administered only once each month, this medication wards off opioid cravings, alleviates physical symptoms of withdrawal, and prevents overdose from occurring. This medication can be extremely effective at helping you defeat your addiction to opioids, and it has a proven track record of preventing individuals in recovery from experiencing relapse. Studies show that medication assisted treatment alone is not the answer, but combined with therapeutic interventions success rates increase.

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, which means that it occupies the same receptors in the brain that opioid drugs target. Buprenorphine produces similar but less pronounced opioid effects while preventing withdrawal symptoms. When taken as prescribed, users will not get the same “high” or the other effects of the drug they abused. Buprenorphine can help people recover from opioid use and avoid withdrawal. As an opioid, it does have mildly addictive properties. However, the goal of buprenorphine treatment is not to exchange one addiction for another. The user is stabilized with the medication, then the dose gradually tapered.

Suboxone

Suboxone is a medication used to treat opioid dependence, containing buprenorphine and naloxone. It has been proven to reduce cravings and minimize physical withdrawal symptoms in individuals who suffer from alcoholism or an opioid addiction. One of the advantages of using Suboxone is that it cannot be taken to achieve a full opioid effect, making it more difficult to abuse than other forms of medication-assisted treatment, such as methadone.

Abstinence is the goal

With both Buprenorphine and Suboxone, as the patient’s program of recovery strengthens sufficiently and health stabilizes, we guide them through a medically-monitored taper to zero medication. Our ultimate goal is to help each patient live a recovery-based sober lifestyle.

MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT

The research is clear: Medication-assisted treatment works – in tandem with therapy and 12- step work

Medical research definitively indicates that many of those with addiction benefit from some form of medication assisted treatment to achieve recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) strongly supports the use of medication as part of an integrated treatment program. According to NIDA, medication-assisted treatment may increase patient retention in addiction treatment programs and decrease the rate of relapse among alcoholics or addicts in recovery.

This combination of therapies is known as medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. MAT is commonly integrated into treatment for opioid and alcohol substance use disorders.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Addiction and the process of recovery typical feature intense cravings to use even after successful completion of detox and treatment programs. Cravings, common for those struggling to get and stay clean, can interfere with treatment and increase the risk of relapse. Fortunately, there are medications have proven successful in helping to ward off these cravings and support abstinence. The combination of medications with therapies that teach how to manage cravings and triggers can promote extended periods of sobriety.

Types of Medications Used with MAT

There are several medications prescribed to treat two significant drugs of addiction: opioids and alcohol. There are currently no FDA-approved medications used to treat other types of drug addiction, such as benzodiazepines, cocaine, or marijuana dependence. Below are the two commonly prescribed drugs used for the treatment of opioid or alcohol dependence at Clearpoint:

Vivitrol

As medication assisted treatment’s only injectable medication, Vivitrol has been approved by the FDA since 2010 for use in programs that treat opioid addiction. Administered only once each month, this medication wards off opioid cravings, alleviates physical symptoms of withdrawal, and prevents overdose from occurring. This medication can be extremely effective at helping you defeat your addiction to opioids, and it has a proven track record of preventing individuals in recovery from experiencing relapse. Studies show that medication assisted treatment alone is not the answer, but combined with therapeutic interventions success rates increase.

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, which means that it occupies the same receptors in the brain that opioid drugs target. Buprenorphine produces similar but less pronounced opioid effects while preventing withdrawal symptoms. When taken as prescribed, users will not get the same “high” or the other effects of the drug they abused. Buprenorphine can help people recover from opioid use and avoid withdrawal. As an opioid, it does have mildly addictive properties. However, the goal of buprenorphine treatment is not to exchange one addiction for another. The user is stabilized with the medication, then the dose gradually tapered.

Suboxone

Suboxone is a medication used to treat opioid dependence, containing buprenorphine and naloxone. It has been proven to reduce cravings and minimize physical withdrawal symptoms in individuals who suffer from alcoholism or an opioid addiction. One of the advantages of using Suboxone is that it cannot be taken to achieve a full opioid effect, making it more difficult to abuse than other forms of medication-assisted treatment, such as methadone.

Abstinence is the goal

With both Buprenorphine and Suboxone, as the patient’s program of recovery strengthens sufficiently and health stabilizes, we guide them through a medically-monitored taper to zero medication. Our goal, for most, is to help each patient live a recovery-based sober lifestyle without the need for medication-assisted treatment.

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Copyright © 2018 | Health Core Group, LLC | All Rights Reserved | Clearpoint Recovery Center 162 Kings Highway North Westport CT 06880