As leader in providing medication assisted treatment for adults aged 18 and older, Sacramento Comprehensive Treatment Center understands how important it is to provide services that can help individuals overcome addictions to opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers. Our center supplies individuals with effective medications, which can be implemented within a patient’s personalized treatment plan. These medications include:
Methadone: Methadone is a synthetic drug that does not cause the same high that other opioids like painkillers or heroin do, but is effective in stopping drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. This medication is classified as an opioid agonist.
Subutex: Subutex contains buprenorphine as its primary ingredient, and works by stopping the effects of opioids on the brain. It decreases withdrawal symptoms and cravings and is classified as a partial opioid agonist-antagonist.
Suboxone: Suboxone, like Subutex, contains buprenorphine, however it also contains naloxone. This medication is effective in ceasing withdrawal symptoms and cravings, however if an individual attempts to abuse it or other opioids, he or she will experience withdrawal symptoms.
An individual’s physician will work with him or her to determine the type of medication and dosage that he or she should take during his or her treatment. All medications can be adjusted if the needs of the patient require it.
At Sacramento Comprehensive Treatment Center, we also offer an number of services geared towards helping individuals who are obtaining medication assisted treatment that includes the use of medications such as Suboxone, methadone, or Subutex. Our talented and compassionate staff of addiction specialists, doctors, counselors, and nurses is devoted to providing top-notch care for all patients who come to us for care. Below are the services that we have utilized to help individuals overcome addictions to opioids:
- Individual therapy sessions provide patients with the chance to process their emotions, successes, and setbacks one-on-one with a trained counselor.
- Group therapy sessions are led by counselors who are able to help patients support and guide one another by encouraging them to share personal experiences and feelings surrounding addiction and recovery.
Through obtaining medication assisted treatment that includes effective methods of care, Sacramento Comprehensive Treatment Center can help patients obtain a life that is free from the chains of opioid addiction.