Inland Empire Comprehensive Treatment Centers, a leader in the provision of medication assisted treatment for adults 18 years of age and older, understands the importance of supplying services that can offer success for individuals looking to overcome heroin or other opioid addictions. At our centers, we utilize the following medications, all of which are proven effective and can be incorporated into an individual’s personalized treatment plan:
Methadone: Methadone is a synthetic medication that stops the onset of withdrawal symptoms and cravings, however does not create the same high that other opioids (such as heroin or painkillers) do. Acting as an opioid agonist, methadone is effective in helping an individual put an end to their opioid addiction.
Subutex: Subutex (which contains buprenorphine) is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist, which means that it has the ability to block the effects of opioids in the brain. As a result, withdrawal symptoms and cravings are alleviated.
Suboxone: Suboxone is comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone. If this medication is taken on its own and as prescribed, it will relieve withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings. However, if it is taken recreationally and/or with other opioids, withdrawal symptoms can occur.
Vivitrol: Comprised of naltrexone, Vivitrol is an injectable medication that is given once monthly. Like other medications utilized within medication assisted treatment programs, Vivitrol alleviated withdrawal symptoms and diminishes cravings for continues opioid use.
It is up to the individual’s needs and the discretion of the physician to determine which medication is best for the individual. All medications can be adjusted throughout the course of treatment if necessary.
In addition, we at Inland Empire Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer a variety of different services that help support those who are obtaining medication assisted treatment that involves methadone, Suboxone, Subutex, or Vivitrol. Our entire staff of professionals is focused on providing each individual with the best possible care. All doctors, nurses, and counselors are capable of providing the below listed services that have proven to help individuals put an end to their opioid addiction:
- Individual counseling sessions are designed to help individuals work through all the emotions they are experiencing, as well as talk about their successes and setbacks with a counselor in a private setting.
- Group therapy sessions are effective in allowing patients to obtain guidance and support from others who have experienced similar battles. All sessions are led by qualified addiction counselors.
Through receiving medication assisted treatment that also incorporates therapeutic methods into each individual’s care, we at Inland Empire Comprehensive Treatment Centers can help provide a bright future for all individuals looking to end their opioid addiction once and for all.