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Mission Behavioral Health

Am I eligible for treatment by Mission?2023-01-17T14:27:14+00:00

We’re dedicated to making successful recovery from addiction possible for everyone who regularly uses or abuses opioids or alcohol.

If you, or someone you are close to, is using or abusing codeine, morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Demerol, heroin or methadone, our medication-based treatment is designed to get you to stop using or control your use.

Our medication-based treatment program is just one popular part of our overall opioid addiction recovery plan. Patients requiring more advanced treatment or a multi-faceted approach have access to Drug Counseling, Behavioral Therapy, Outpatient Detox, Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP), Outpatient Services (OP) and our Case Management services.

If you are also suffering from other acute mental health or medical issues in addition to opioid addiction, we can assist in your overall treatment and recovery as part of a holistic, whole-person approach.

Start your recovery >>

Your Wellness is Our Mission

Am I eligible for treatment by Mission Behavorial Health?2023-03-08T21:51:24+00:00

We’re dedicated to making mental health services such as therapy & counseling more accessible to anyone in need.

If you, or someone you are close to, is suffering from a mental health disorder, our evidence-based treatment program enables them to access high-quality therapy & counseling services from the convenience of their phone or tablet.

Our therapy & counseling program is just one popular part of our holistic approach to mental health. Patients requiring more advanced treatment or a multi-faceted approach have access to Drug Counseling, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP),  Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP), Outpatient Services (OP) and our Case Management services.

If you are also suffering from other medical issues in addition to mental health disorders, we can assist in your overall needs as part of a holistic, whole-person approach.

Start your recovery >>

Your Wellness is Our Mission

Medication-Assisted Treatment2023-01-17T14:25:17+00:00

Our Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction or alcoholism helps those wishing to recover from addiction achieve initial sobriety and maintain sobriety during recovery. The MAT approach uses FDA-approved medications to combat withdrawal and cravings in conjunction with drug counseling and behavioral therapy. This creates a whole-person approach that has proven highly effective in treating opioid and alcohol addiction.

Suboxone for opioid addiction and Naltrexone for alcohol addiction are highly effective medications designed to decrease discomfort, prevent other dangerous withdrawal symptoms, and help reduce cravings.

Medication-Assisted Treatment is a vital part of treating addiction and facilitating recovery when dealing with opioids or alcohol. Both Suboxone and Naltrexone, and their generic alternatives, are endorsed by the FDA, World Health Organization, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Family Physicians.

In addition to medication-based treatment, our virtual treatment includes access to drug counseling and behavioral therapy, outpatient detox, intensive outpatient services (IOP), outpatient services (OP), case management and recovery support services.

Start your recovery >>

Commonly abused opioids include heroin, fentanyl, codeine, morphine, oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan, Oxycontin, Roxicodone), oxymorphone, methadone, meperidine (Demerol), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

What medications do you prescribe at Mission?2023-01-16T16:40:39+00:00

Our licensed medical professionals typically prescribe Suboxone or a generic Buprenorphine-Naloxone combination medication for the treatment of opioid addiction. Suboxone, and it’s generic alternatives, are the gold standard in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction.

Our addiction treatment team can also prescribe medication to relieve symptoms related to opioid withdrawal during the induction phase of treatment. This includes helping reduce nausea and help reduce trouble sleeping.

We also prescribe Naltrexone for the treatment of alcoholism and to support recovery from alcohol use disorder. Research shows naltrexone reduces the risk of drinking and heavy drinking. Naltrexone can help curb alcohol cravings, and reduce your desire to drink or continue drinking.

Start your recovery >>

 

What is Suboxone?2023-01-13T21:16:35+00:00

Suboxone, the brand name for buprenorphine, is a proven, evidence-based prescription drug used to treat both illegal and prescription opioid addiction.  Suboxone is also available under the generic name Buprenorphine-Naxolone. Mission Addiction Treatment can prescribe either Suboxone or the generic Buprenorphine-Naxolone.

Suboxone has become known as the gold standard for opioid use disorder (OUD) medication since its approval by the FDA in 2002 and release to market in 2003. Other highlights for Suboxone include being added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) List of Essential Medicines due to its 70-80% reduction in overdose deaths among patients.

Suboxone is 1 of 3 medicines approved by the FDA for treating opioid addiction (Methadone and Naltrexone are the others). It is a medication that helps treat opioid addiction and minimize cravings by using a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone.

Suboxone works by partially binding to the opioid receptor sites in the brain – a process very similar to how traditional opioids affect the brain.

The combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone is used for several reasons. Buprenorphine simulates some of a traditional opioid’s effects to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone is present to prevent misuse or abuse of the drug.  The net effect is that you feel physically healthy and remain clear-headed all day long.

Start your recovery >>

Suboxone typically comes as an oral film that you place under your tongue, or as a buccal film that you put between your cheek and your gums. The film dissolves easily in your mouth and should not be chewed or swallowed. Suboxone can also be prescribed in pill form.

Suboxone can currently be prescribed by licensed medical providers in any treatment setting and is available at most local pharmacies.

Drug Counseling & Behavioral Therapy2023-01-10T21:24:58+00:00

In order to successfully treat substance use disorders, we believe in the need to treat the whole patient and the underlying factors that lead the individual to desire to use. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is not just a prescription, it is a physician- and addiction specialist-monitored journey that includes getting in touch with the mental & behavioral components of your addiction.

Our online-based individual therapy & group counseling program gives you a safe place, free of judgement, where you can find clarity and resolutions for the issues you are facing.

Is Suboxone effective at treating opioid addiction?2023-03-07T19:02:57+00:00

Suboxone is the gold standard within Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and is known as an opioid antagonist. An opioid antagonist is the opposite of traditionally abused opioid agonists.

Opioid agonists include heroin, fentanyl, codeine, morphine, oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan, Oxycontin, Roxicodone), oxymorphone, methadone, meperidine (Demerol), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

When you are on a properly prescribed regimen of Suboxone, the drug will activate pain-blocking receptors in your brain, altering your perceptions of pain and releasing endorphins that mimic pleasure. This is known as the opioid effect.

When you make an opioid antagonist like Suboxone part of your recovery, the medication will negate the effects of any opioid by preventing them from activating those pain receptors. This is highly effective at managing your cravings and reduce symptoms of withdrawal.

Suboxone is less habit-forming than other options

Addiction treatment specialists prefer Suboxone over other Medication-Assisted Treatment options like methadone. Suboxone became prevalent in recovery from opioid addiction in the early 2000s due to its far lower risk of dependency compared to methadone combined with less severe side effects of use. This is due to Suboxone being specifically created with the express intention of helping addicts successfully recover from opioid addiction.

Start your recovery >>
Outpatient Detox2023-01-10T21:22:59+00:00

We offer a virtual telehealth platform that enables a simple, convenient, at-home outpatient detox program built around Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) using Suboxone for opioid addiction and Naltrexone for alcohol use disorders.

MAT is an effective, evidence-based treatment which is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the World Health Organization (WHO) as the gold-standard therapeutic approach for treating people with opioid use & alcohol use disorders.

Behavioral Therapy Services

Medication-Assisted Treatment2023-01-17T14:25:17+00:00

Our Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction or alcoholism helps those wishing to recover from addiction achieve initial sobriety and maintain sobriety during recovery. The MAT approach uses FDA-approved medications to combat withdrawal and cravings in conjunction with drug counseling and behavioral therapy. This creates a whole-person approach that has proven highly effective in treating opioid and alcohol addiction.

Suboxone for opioid addiction and Naltrexone for alcohol addiction are highly effective medications designed to decrease discomfort, prevent other dangerous withdrawal symptoms, and help reduce cravings.

Medication-Assisted Treatment is a vital part of treating addiction and facilitating recovery when dealing with opioids or alcohol. Both Suboxone and Naltrexone, and their generic alternatives, are endorsed by the FDA, World Health Organization, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Family Physicians.

In addition to medication-based treatment, our virtual treatment includes access to drug counseling and behavioral therapy, outpatient detox, intensive outpatient services (IOP), outpatient services (OP), case management and recovery support services.

Start your recovery >>

Commonly abused opioids include heroin, fentanyl, codeine, morphine, oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan, Oxycontin, Roxicodone), oxymorphone, methadone, meperidine (Demerol), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

Drug Counseling & Behavioral Therapy2023-01-10T21:24:58+00:00

In order to successfully treat substance use disorders, we believe in the need to treat the whole patient and the underlying factors that lead the individual to desire to use. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is not just a prescription, it is a physician- and addiction specialist-monitored journey that includes getting in touch with the mental & behavioral components of your addiction.

Our online-based individual therapy & group counseling program gives you a safe place, free of judgement, where you can find clarity and resolutions for the issues you are facing.

Outpatient Detox2023-01-10T21:22:59+00:00

We offer a virtual telehealth platform that enables a simple, convenient, at-home outpatient detox program built around Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) using Suboxone for opioid addiction and Naltrexone for alcohol use disorders.

MAT is an effective, evidence-based treatment which is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the World Health Organization (WHO) as the gold-standard therapeutic approach for treating people with opioid use & alcohol use disorders.

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP)2023-01-10T21:23:56+00:00

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) lets you commit to recovery while still maintaining your normal work and school schedule or other obligations. Mission’s Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program lets you live your life, your way.

This level of care is perfect for patients who require an intensive treatment experience yet have responsibilities outside of treatment that need their daily attention. You do not have to leave it all behind in order to recover from addiction.

Outpatient Treatment Services (OP)2023-01-10T21:23:28+00:00

We are a virtual and telehealth-based Outpatient Treatment Program for opioid addiction and alcohol addiction recovery that delivers high quality addiction treatment online. This telehealth program for substance use disorder (SUD) gives the same quality of care that an in-person outpatient program provides, delivered virtually direct to your phone, tablet or computer. You can get the help you need without having to wait in a medical office!

Our virtual treatment approach includes access to medication-assisted treatment, drug counseling and behavioral therapy, outpatient detox, intensive outpatient services (IOP), case management and recovery support services.

Start your recovery >>
Case Management2023-01-10T21:36:07+00:00

Our Case Management services and support help you get essential treatment, access to community support, and practical help to complete your recovery program and maintain your sobriety.

Entering recovery from substance use disorder or alcohol is a time when the patient is often stressed and not able to deal with all the practical details related to treatment. Our Case Management services lets you focus your full energy on your recovery.

Case managers have a very specific role in treatment and recovery, with each state regulating the activities and support that case managers provide through state-specific licensing rules.  No matter which state you live in, your Case Manager will be responsible for supporting you in your:

  • Medical health
  • Behavioral health
  • Social connections
  • Educational opportunities
  • Vocational opportunities
  • Housing, financial & family stability

Mission Addiction Treatment

Am I eligible for treatment by Mission?2023-01-17T14:27:14+00:00

We’re dedicated to making successful recovery from addiction possible for everyone who regularly uses or abuses opioids or alcohol.

If you, or someone you are close to, is using or abusing codeine, morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Demerol, heroin or methadone, our medication-based treatment is designed to get you to stop using or control your use.

Our medication-based treatment program is just one popular part of our overall opioid addiction recovery plan. Patients requiring more advanced treatment or a multi-faceted approach have access to Drug Counseling, Behavioral Therapy, Outpatient Detox, Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP), Outpatient Services (OP) and our Case Management services.

If you are also suffering from other acute mental health or medical issues in addition to opioid addiction, we can assist in your overall treatment and recovery as part of a holistic, whole-person approach.

Start your recovery >>

Your Wellness is Our Mission

What is Suboxone?2023-01-13T21:16:35+00:00

Suboxone, the brand name for buprenorphine, is a proven, evidence-based prescription drug used to treat both illegal and prescription opioid addiction.  Suboxone is also available under the generic name Buprenorphine-Naxolone. Mission Addiction Treatment can prescribe either Suboxone or the generic Buprenorphine-Naxolone.

Suboxone has become known as the gold standard for opioid use disorder (OUD) medication since its approval by the FDA in 2002 and release to market in 2003. Other highlights for Suboxone include being added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) List of Essential Medicines due to its 70-80% reduction in overdose deaths among patients.

Suboxone is 1 of 3 medicines approved by the FDA for treating opioid addiction (Methadone and Naltrexone are the others). It is a medication that helps treat opioid addiction and minimize cravings by using a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone.

Suboxone works by partially binding to the opioid receptor sites in the brain – a process very similar to how traditional opioids affect the brain.

The combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone is used for several reasons. Buprenorphine simulates some of a traditional opioid’s effects to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone is present to prevent misuse or abuse of the drug.  The net effect is that you feel physically healthy and remain clear-headed all day long.

Start your recovery >>

Suboxone typically comes as an oral film that you place under your tongue, or as a buccal film that you put between your cheek and your gums. The film dissolves easily in your mouth and should not be chewed or swallowed. Suboxone can also be prescribed in pill form.

Suboxone can currently be prescribed by licensed medical providers in any treatment setting and is available at most local pharmacies.

What medications do you prescribe at Mission?2023-01-16T16:40:39+00:00

Our licensed medical professionals typically prescribe Suboxone or a generic Buprenorphine-Naloxone combination medication for the treatment of opioid addiction. Suboxone, and it’s generic alternatives, are the gold standard in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction.

Our addiction treatment team can also prescribe medication to relieve symptoms related to opioid withdrawal during the induction phase of treatment. This includes helping reduce nausea and help reduce trouble sleeping.

We also prescribe Naltrexone for the treatment of alcoholism and to support recovery from alcohol use disorder. Research shows naltrexone reduces the risk of drinking and heavy drinking. Naltrexone can help curb alcohol cravings, and reduce your desire to drink or continue drinking.

Start your recovery >>

 

Medication-Assisted Treatment2023-01-17T14:25:17+00:00

Our Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction or alcoholism helps those wishing to recover from addiction achieve initial sobriety and maintain sobriety during recovery. The MAT approach uses FDA-approved medications to combat withdrawal and cravings in conjunction with drug counseling and behavioral therapy. This creates a whole-person approach that has proven highly effective in treating opioid and alcohol addiction.

Suboxone for opioid addiction and Naltrexone for alcohol addiction are highly effective medications designed to decrease discomfort, prevent other dangerous withdrawal symptoms, and help reduce cravings.

Medication-Assisted Treatment is a vital part of treating addiction and facilitating recovery when dealing with opioids or alcohol. Both Suboxone and Naltrexone, and their generic alternatives, are endorsed by the FDA, World Health Organization, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Family Physicians.

In addition to medication-based treatment, our virtual treatment includes access to drug counseling and behavioral therapy, outpatient detox, intensive outpatient services (IOP), outpatient services (OP), case management and recovery support services.

Start your recovery >>

Commonly abused opioids include heroin, fentanyl, codeine, morphine, oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan, Oxycontin, Roxicodone), oxymorphone, methadone, meperidine (Demerol), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

Drug Counseling & Behavioral Therapy2023-01-10T21:24:58+00:00

In order to successfully treat substance use disorders, we believe in the need to treat the whole patient and the underlying factors that lead the individual to desire to use. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is not just a prescription, it is a physician- and addiction specialist-monitored journey that includes getting in touch with the mental & behavioral components of your addiction.

Our online-based individual therapy & group counseling program gives you a safe place, free of judgement, where you can find clarity and resolutions for the issues you are facing.

Is Suboxone effective at treating opioid addiction?2023-03-07T19:02:57+00:00

Suboxone is the gold standard within Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and is known as an opioid antagonist. An opioid antagonist is the opposite of traditionally abused opioid agonists.

Opioid agonists include heroin, fentanyl, codeine, morphine, oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan, Oxycontin, Roxicodone), oxymorphone, methadone, meperidine (Demerol), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

When you are on a properly prescribed regimen of Suboxone, the drug will activate pain-blocking receptors in your brain, altering your perceptions of pain and releasing endorphins that mimic pleasure. This is known as the opioid effect.

When you make an opioid antagonist like Suboxone part of your recovery, the medication will negate the effects of any opioid by preventing them from activating those pain receptors. This is highly effective at managing your cravings and reduce symptoms of withdrawal.

Suboxone is less habit-forming than other options

Addiction treatment specialists prefer Suboxone over other Medication-Assisted Treatment options like methadone. Suboxone became prevalent in recovery from opioid addiction in the early 2000s due to its far lower risk of dependency compared to methadone combined with less severe side effects of use. This is due to Suboxone being specifically created with the express intention of helping addicts successfully recover from opioid addiction.

Start your recovery >>
Outpatient Detox2023-01-10T21:22:59+00:00

We offer a virtual telehealth platform that enables a simple, convenient, at-home outpatient detox program built around Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) using Suboxone for opioid addiction and Naltrexone for alcohol use disorders.

MAT is an effective, evidence-based treatment which is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the World Health Organization (WHO) as the gold-standard therapeutic approach for treating people with opioid use & alcohol use disorders.

How do you take Suboxone?2023-01-16T16:45:46+00:00

Suboxone comes as an oral film that you place under your tongue, or as a buccal film that you put between your cheek and your gums. The film dissolves easily in your mouth and should not be chewed or swallowed.

Our Services

Medication-Assisted Treatment2023-01-17T14:25:17+00:00

Our Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction or alcoholism helps those wishing to recover from addiction achieve initial sobriety and maintain sobriety during recovery. The MAT approach uses FDA-approved medications to combat withdrawal and cravings in conjunction with drug counseling and behavioral therapy. This creates a whole-person approach that has proven highly effective in treating opioid and alcohol addiction.

Suboxone for opioid addiction and Naltrexone for alcohol addiction are highly effective medications designed to decrease discomfort, prevent other dangerous withdrawal symptoms, and help reduce cravings.

Medication-Assisted Treatment is a vital part of treating addiction and facilitating recovery when dealing with opioids or alcohol. Both Suboxone and Naltrexone, and their generic alternatives, are endorsed by the FDA, World Health Organization, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Family Physicians.

In addition to medication-based treatment, our virtual treatment includes access to drug counseling and behavioral therapy, outpatient detox, intensive outpatient services (IOP), outpatient services (OP), case management and recovery support services.

Start your recovery >>

Commonly abused opioids include heroin, fentanyl, codeine, morphine, oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan, Oxycontin, Roxicodone), oxymorphone, methadone, meperidine (Demerol), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

Drug Counseling & Behavioral Therapy2023-01-10T21:24:58+00:00

In order to successfully treat substance use disorders, we believe in the need to treat the whole patient and the underlying factors that lead the individual to desire to use. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is not just a prescription, it is a physician- and addiction specialist-monitored journey that includes getting in touch with the mental & behavioral components of your addiction.

Our online-based individual therapy & group counseling program gives you a safe place, free of judgement, where you can find clarity and resolutions for the issues you are facing.

Outpatient Detox2023-01-10T21:22:59+00:00

We offer a virtual telehealth platform that enables a simple, convenient, at-home outpatient detox program built around Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) using Suboxone for opioid addiction and Naltrexone for alcohol use disorders.

MAT is an effective, evidence-based treatment which is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the World Health Organization (WHO) as the gold-standard therapeutic approach for treating people with opioid use & alcohol use disorders.

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP)2023-01-10T21:23:56+00:00

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) lets you commit to recovery while still maintaining your normal work and school schedule or other obligations. Mission’s Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program lets you live your life, your way.

This level of care is perfect for patients who require an intensive treatment experience yet have responsibilities outside of treatment that need their daily attention. You do not have to leave it all behind in order to recover from addiction.

Outpatient Treatment Services (OP)2023-01-10T21:23:28+00:00

We are a virtual and telehealth-based Outpatient Treatment Program for opioid addiction and alcohol addiction recovery that delivers high quality addiction treatment online. This telehealth program for substance use disorder (SUD) gives the same quality of care that an in-person outpatient program provides, delivered virtually direct to your phone, tablet or computer. You can get the help you need without having to wait in a medical office!

Our virtual treatment approach includes access to medication-assisted treatment, drug counseling and behavioral therapy, outpatient detox, intensive outpatient services (IOP), case management and recovery support services.

Start your recovery >>
Case Management2023-01-10T21:36:07+00:00

Our Case Management services and support help you get essential treatment, access to community support, and practical help to complete your recovery program and maintain your sobriety.

Entering recovery from substance use disorder or alcohol is a time when the patient is often stressed and not able to deal with all the practical details related to treatment. Our Case Management services lets you focus your full energy on your recovery.

Case managers have a very specific role in treatment and recovery, with each state regulating the activities and support that case managers provide through state-specific licensing rules.  No matter which state you live in, your Case Manager will be responsible for supporting you in your:

  • Medical health
  • Behavioral health
  • Social connections
  • Educational opportunities
  • Vocational opportunities
  • Housing, financial & family stability

Medication-Assisted Treatment

What is Suboxone?2023-01-13T21:16:35+00:00

Suboxone, the brand name for buprenorphine, is a proven, evidence-based prescription drug used to treat both illegal and prescription opioid addiction.  Suboxone is also available under the generic name Buprenorphine-Naxolone. Mission Addiction Treatment can prescribe either Suboxone or the generic Buprenorphine-Naxolone.

Suboxone has become known as the gold standard for opioid use disorder (OUD) medication since its approval by the FDA in 2002 and release to market in 2003. Other highlights for Suboxone include being added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) List of Essential Medicines due to its 70-80% reduction in overdose deaths among patients.

Suboxone is 1 of 3 medicines approved by the FDA for treating opioid addiction (Methadone and Naltrexone are the others). It is a medication that helps treat opioid addiction and minimize cravings by using a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone.

Suboxone works by partially binding to the opioid receptor sites in the brain – a process very similar to how traditional opioids affect the brain.

The combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone is used for several reasons. Buprenorphine simulates some of a traditional opioid’s effects to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone is present to prevent misuse or abuse of the drug.  The net effect is that you feel physically healthy and remain clear-headed all day long.

Start your recovery >>

Suboxone typically comes as an oral film that you place under your tongue, or as a buccal film that you put between your cheek and your gums. The film dissolves easily in your mouth and should not be chewed or swallowed. Suboxone can also be prescribed in pill form.

Suboxone can currently be prescribed by licensed medical providers in any treatment setting and is available at most local pharmacies.

Is Suboxone effective at treating opioid addiction?2023-03-07T19:02:57+00:00

Suboxone is the gold standard within Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and is known as an opioid antagonist. An opioid antagonist is the opposite of traditionally abused opioid agonists.

Opioid agonists include heroin, fentanyl, codeine, morphine, oxycodone (Percocet, Percodan, Oxycontin, Roxicodone), oxymorphone, methadone, meperidine (Demerol), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

When you are on a properly prescribed regimen of Suboxone, the drug will activate pain-blocking receptors in your brain, altering your perceptions of pain and releasing endorphins that mimic pleasure. This is known as the opioid effect.

When you make an opioid antagonist like Suboxone part of your recovery, the medication will negate the effects of any opioid by preventing them from activating those pain receptors. This is highly effective at managing your cravings and reduce symptoms of withdrawal.

Suboxone is less habit-forming than other options

Addiction treatment specialists prefer Suboxone over other Medication-Assisted Treatment options like methadone. Suboxone became prevalent in recovery from opioid addiction in the early 2000s due to its far lower risk of dependency compared to methadone combined with less severe side effects of use. This is due to Suboxone being specifically created with the express intention of helping addicts successfully recover from opioid addiction.

Start your recovery >>
How do you take Suboxone?2023-01-16T16:45:46+00:00

Suboxone comes as an oral film that you place under your tongue, or as a buccal film that you put between your cheek and your gums. The film dissolves easily in your mouth and should not be chewed or swallowed.

What is Naltrexone?2023-01-10T21:46:40+00:00

Naltrexone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) as a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) option.

Naltrexone blocks the parts of your brain that “feel” pleasure from alcohol and narcotics. When these areas of the brain are blocked, you feel less need to drink alcohol, and you can stop drinking more easily. Naltrexone does not make you feel sick if you drink alcohol while taking it, unlike disulfiram (brand name: Antabuse), another medicine that is sometimes used for alcoholism.

Naltrexone can be prescribed and administered by any practitioner licensed to prescribe medications, and is available in a pill form to be taken daily.

Naltrexone is one component of a comprehensive treatment plan, which includes counseling and other behavioral health therapies to provide patients with a whole-person approach.

Naltrexone is not a recommended MAT option for anyone younger than 18 years of age, or for patients experiencing other health conditions.

How do you take Naltrexone?2023-01-10T21:47:43+00:00

Naltrexone is taken once daily in pill form when used to treat alcohol use disorder.

Naltrexone (brand name: ReVia) is a medicine that reduces your desire for alcohol when you try to stop drinking. Naltrexone may help you stay sober for a long time. Although your doctor has prescribed naltrexone to help you stop drinking, this medicine is not a complete cure for your alcoholism. It can help you stop drinking while you get other treatments that your doctor will talk about with you.

You should be careful not to take any narcotics such as codeine, morphine or heroin at the same time you take naltrexone. Don’t even take any cough medicine with codeine in it while you are taking naltrexone. You must stop taking all narcotics for 48 hours before you start taking naltrexone. If you don’t, you could get withdrawal symptoms.

Is Naltrexone effective at treating alcohol addiction?2023-01-13T20:52:58+00:00

Naltrexone binds to the endorphin receptors in the body, and blocks the effects and feelings of alcohol. Naltrexone reduces alcohol cravings and the amount of alcohol consumed.  When these areas of the brain are blocked, you feel less need to drink alcohol, and you can stop drinking more easily.

Once a patient stops drinking, taking naltrexone helps patients maintain their sobriety.

Naltrexone does not make you feel sick if you drink alcohol while taking it, unlike disulfiram (brand name: Antabuse), another medicine that is sometimes used for alcoholism.

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Our Management TeamBoard of Directors and Advisory Board are experienced industry experts comprised of licensed physicians, addiction specialists, behavioral health professionals and healthcare legal experts that lead the way in the fight against opioid addiction.

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