Major breakthroughs in the treatment of dependency on alcohol and opioids such as heroin and oxycontin.

Addiction Medicine Programs

Medications are essential tool in the treatment of all chronic illnesses which include using medicine to treat drug addiction.  Numerous studies have shown the medication assisted treatment reduces drug use, disease rates and criminal activity among opioid addicted people. For opioid addiction, two of these medications currently approved by the FDA are Suboxone™ and Vivitrol™. Each has proven to be very effective.

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Outpatient Suboxone Therapy
Suboxone is a thin film you put under your tongue.

Research has shown that the use of Suboxone in monthly physician-appointed treatments has long-term positive patient health outcomes. Suboxone is a medication that you can take at home. It works by reducing and eliminating cravings for opioids, while allowing the patient to function normally with a clear mind and understanding.

Outpatient Vivitrol therapy
Monthly Vivitrol injections can eliminate the effects of opioids.

Vivitrol™ has shown to be effective in preventing not only relapse to drug use following detoxification, but also to diminish cravings that often drive it, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Vivitrol™ blocks the effect of opiates on brain cells and is a non-addictive medication. NIDA (National Institute of Drug Addiction) director, ora Volkow calls the approval of Vivitrol for opiate abuse, “an important turning point in our approach to treatment.”

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