Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers, a leading provider of medication assisted treatment for individuals ages 18 and older, offer services that can encourage effective recovery from a heroin or other opioid addiction. Our centers provide safe, medically approved medications that can be incorporated into a patient’s treatment plan, of which can including one the following:
Methadone: Methadone is a synthetic medication that stops withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings, however does not create a disorienting high that opioids do. Classified as an opioid agonist, methadone can help an individual put an end to their opioid addiction.
Subutex: Containing buprenorphine as its primary ingredient, Subutex ceases the effects of other opioids in the brain and helps to lessen both withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings. Subutex is considered a partial opioid agonist-antagonist.
Suboxone: Suboxone contains two ingredients, buprenorphine and naloxone, which work together to lessen withdrawal symptoms and cravings to continue abusing opioids. However, when combined or abused with other opioids, Suboxone can trigger the onset of withdrawal symptoms.
Vivitrol: Injected once monthly, Vivitrol is a non-narcotic medication that can treat opioid addiction by reducing cravings and preventing relapse. This medication contains naltrexone and is non-addictive.
The medication and dosage that are recommended to the patient will be provided by a medical professional and will be based on his or her specific treatment needs. These medications can be adjusted throughout treatment if need be.
Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer a variety of services that are specifically designed to support those who are obtaining medication assisted treatment that includes medications such as Subutex, methadone, Vivitrol, and Suboxone. Our team of certified medical professionals and addiction specialists (which include doctors, counselors, and nurses) work together to provide each patient with top-notch care. Below are the services that we provide that have helped many patients change their lives for the better by overcoming an addition to opioids at one of our centers:
- Group therapy sessions, which are led by certified addiction counselors, focus on providing patients with support from one another so that each patient can benefit from guidance and encouragement from those who have had similar challenges.
- Individual therapy sessions, led by a counselor in a one-on-one setting, allow patients to work through their emotions, feelings, setbacks, and successes with a qualified professional.
By obtaining medication assisted treatment that offers a mix of both medications and therapeutic services, patients who receive care Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers can stop their addictions in their tracks and begin living happy, healthy lives that are drug-free.