As part of our full suite of addiction support services, CARMAhealth provides safe, effective and professionally guided medication-assisted treatment to eligible patients. Medication-assisted treatment is the use of certain FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder. When combined with other elements of treatment such as behavioral rehab and counseling, these medications can be incredibly effective in helping to curtail long-term cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Under the supervision of an experienced and qualified medical professional, eligible patients have the option of taking this drugs as part of a comprehensive treatment approach. Our providers are licensed and trained to responsibly manage buprenorphine (Suboxone) and naltrexone (Vivitrol) therapy.
Medication-assisted treatment has proven to be an effective element of opioid use disorder care. Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that Vivitrol and Suboxone are similarly effective in treating opioid use disorder. However, because naltrexone requires full detoxification, initiating treatment among active is often more difficult with this medication.
Medication-assisted therapy works by providing a lower dose of approved opioid-based drugs to repair neuropathways, allowing patients’ brains to heal while they work toward recovery. CARMAhealth provides a comprehensive medical assessment to ensure that patients are safe and eligible candidates for the therapy. The Suboxone and Vivitrol administration process is overseen and gradually curtailed under the guidance of the prescribing medical professional until the drug is no longer needed.