How Medication Helps Opiate Addiction Recovery
When treating opiate addiction, it is at times necessary to incorporate medical management into an addiction recovery plan. Medications such as Naltrexone and Vivitrol® are opioid blockers. These work by blocking the opiate receptors in the brain which stops the user from getting that euphoric or “high” effect. This is also effective in helping to prevent future relapse. These medications and others like them are prescribed by doctors who specialize in addiction medicine.
Most of these medications are taken orally every few days, as is the case with Naltrexone. Vivitrol® however is an extended release medication that is injected into the buttocks by the prescribing physician every 30 days as long as this treatment is needed.
Integrated Opiate Addiction Treatment
Opiate addiction is one of the biggest challenges facing Utah individuals and families today. Our facility utilizes every tool in order to offer a comprehensive plan for long-lasting opiate addiction treatment, customized to our patients’ needs.
At Renaissance Ranch Outpatient we understand that opiate addiction, like any other addiction, can’t be overcome alone. Dr. Sellers and Tim Sorenson, RN are trained and certified in addiction medicine. They stay up to date on the latest medical advancements and prescribing methods. We will use every tool at our disposal to help you get your life back in control so you can start living the life you’ve always wanted. For more information on medication-assisted opiate dependency treatment methodology and techniques, call us today.