Individuals struggling to establish an opioid-free lifestyle often find it difficult to find sobriety solely with traditional counseling services focused on the long-term adjustment to a healthy lifestyle and require additional methods of treatment. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a treatment option for substance use disorders that incorporates the use of prescribed medications into traditional treatment and counseling services.
DISC Village offers patients three programs for Opioid and Alcohol addiction:
VIVITROL is a non-addictive, once-monthly treatment proven to prevent relapse in opioid and alcohol dependent patients when used with counseling following detoxification. VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain while you work with the psychological aspects of counseling. Antagonists attach to opioid receptors, but do not cause the release of dopamine. They are non-addictive and do not lead to physical dependence. Antagonists create a barrier that blocks opioid molecules from attaching to opioid receptors.
VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain for one month at a time, helping patients to prevent relapse to opioid dependence, following detox, while they focus on counseling. Patients must detox before starting VIVITROL. To learn more, visit https://www.vivitrol.com/
SUBOXONE Film is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal). SUBOXONE Film is indicated for treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.
To learn more, visit https://www.suboxone.com/
NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. NARCAN® Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends, and caregivers.
To learn more, visit https://www.narcan.com/