Active Recovery Care specializes in the treatment of opioid addiction. Opiates include prescription medications such as Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin, as well as heroin and fentanyl.
You may be struggling with an addiction if:
If one or more of the above apply to you, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine may be right for you. Buprenorphine alone or in combination with naloxone, can help decrease cravings, stop withdrawal symptoms, and block the effects of other opioids.
Typically, treatment is started when you are in MILD TO MODERATE opioid withdrawal, meaning you have been avoiding heroin or short-acting opioids for 6-12 hours and methadone or long-acting opioids for 24-72 hours.
Expect weekly follow-up visits initially. Random drug screening and pill counts will be performed as part of your care. The length of time between visits may increase as you become more stable on the medication and your cravings for opioids subside.
Active Recovery Care will assist you in finding an addiction counselor that is able to address needs you may have, provide support, help family members in supporting your decision to get treatment, and to help with referrals to community services.
Psychosocial treatment is recommended to help you conquer your addiction, in addition to receiving medication-assisted treatment.
There are several different medications that are effective in treating substance abuse. The choice of which medication may be best for you should be a shared decision between you and your provider. Past treatment and medical history, patient preference, and the clinical setting are all considered when deciding between methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Please keep in mind that all of these medications are meant to be used in conjunction with counseling.