Medication Assisted Treatment

Vivitrol, Revia & Suboxone Assisted Treatment for Opiate Addiction

How Medication Assisted Treatment Works

Medication assisted treatment can help treat the physical side of addiction by reducing cravings and easing withdrawal symptoms.

The medications used in addiction treatment target the region of the brain that creates the overwhelming urges to use opioids, even though opioid drug use is self-destructive.

Medications for Opiate Addiction Treatment

BioCare Recovery uses a variety of FDA approved medication to reduce cravings and to protect patients from withdrawal symptoms. Medications used include Vivitrol (naltrexone injectable), Revia (non-addictive non-narcotic blocking agent), and Suboxone (burprenorphine naloxone) as an anti-craving medication.

Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that binds to opioid receptors but does not trigger the brain’s pleasure response. If a patient does relapse and use opioid drugs while being treated with naltrexone, he or she will not be able to get chemically high. The patient won’t feel the euphoric effects of the drugs, and will have wasted time and money on opiates. Suboxone (Buprenorphine) is a partial opioid agonist and a maintenance option for patients.

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