Allied Health Services Medford, a top provider of medication-assisted treatment for adults aged 18 or older, understands that providing specialized services for individuals looking to overcome addictions to opioids such as morphine, heroin, or prescription painkillers is incredibly important. Therefore, at our treatment center, we supply medications that have proven to be effective in treating opioid addictions. The medications that might be included in an individual’s unique treatment plan can include:
Methadone: Methadone, an opioid agonist, is a synthetic medication that stops withdrawal symptoms and nagging drug cravings. However, unlike other opioids, it does not produce a high. As a result, methadone can successfully help an individual wean off of opioids.
Subutex: Subutex is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist, and contains buprenorphine as its primary ingredient. This medication stops the effects of opioids on an individual’s brain.
Suboxone: Like other medications, Suboxone helps decrease drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. This medication is comprised of both buprenorphine and naloxone. Should Suboxone (or other opioids) be abused, withdrawal symptoms will occur.
One of our doctors will determine the type of medication an individual will incorporate into his or her treatment plan, as well as the dosage. These same doctors can make adjustments to dosages throughout a patient’s time spent in treatment if it is necessary.
In addition, Allied Health Services Medford offers a variety of services that help provide support to patients who are receiving medication-assisted treatment that includes the use of methadone, Subutex, or Suboxone. Our staff of doctors, therapists, and nurses is devoted to providing outstanding care to each of our patients. Below are the services that have been utilized at our center that can help a patient overcome an opioid addiction:
- Group therapy sessions, which are conducted by a certified addiction counselor, encourage patients to obtain support and guidance from others who share similar struggles with addiction.
- Individual therapy allows patients to work through their emotions, feelings, achievements, and setbacks with a counselor in a one-on-one setting.
Through medication-assisted treatment that incorporates therapeutic interventions, we at Allied Health Services Medford Comprehensive Treatment Center can help patients obtain full-fledged recovery that is void of opioid abuse.