Maryland Comprehensive Treatment Centers, a network of leading medication-assisted treatment providers, offers medically-supervised care for adults ages 18 and older. Receiving such services can help provide effective recovery from an opioid addiction. The medications listed below are considered both safe and effective, and can be combined with an overall treatment plan for patients receiving care at Maryland Comprehensive Treatment Centers:
Methadone: Methadone, a synthetic substance, is designed to stop painful withdrawal symptoms and tempting cravings from developing. However, methadone, unlike prescription painkillers or heroin, does not cause a patient to become high. This substance, an opioid agonist, helps wean patients off of their opioid addiction.
Subutex: Containing only one active ingredient, buprenorphine, Subutex lessens withdrawal symptoms and cravings by stopping the negative effects of opioids from impacting a patient’s brain functioning. Subutex is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist.
Suboxone: Suboxone is comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone. This medication decreases withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings. However, if it is combined with other opioids during medication assisted treatment, it can cause withdrawal symptoms to develop.
Vivitrol: Vivitrol is a medication that is injected once a month. Containing the active ingredient, naltrexone, Vivitrol is effective in reducing drug cravings. This medication is not a narcotic and is non-addictive.
The type of medication that is suggested, along with the dosage that is prescribed, will be determined by each patient’s unique needs. Medications and dosages can be adjusted as needed throughout the course of treatment.
Maryland Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer a variety of helpful services that are created specifically to provide encouragement and support for patients who are obtaining medication assisted treatment that utilize methadone, Subutex, or Suboxone. The talented and dedicated staff of professionals, such as doctors, counselors, nurses, and addiction specialists, go above and beyond to provide flawless care to each patient. Some of the services that we provide that have afforded patients the ability to recover from their opioid addiction include:
- Individual therapy sessions are offered so patients can work through the emotions, thoughts, feelings, and recovery ups and downs with a counselor in a one-on-one setting.
- Group counseling sessions are provided by one or more licensed addiction counselors and are designed to encourage patients to obtain and provide support to and from others who are going through similar challenges.
Through obtaining medication-assisted treatment that offers a combination of effective methods of care at Maryland Comprehensive Treatment Centers, patients can begin restoring their lives and put an end to the dangerous cycle of opioid addiction.