Opiate & Alcohol Addiction
Treatment for Opiate & Alcohol Addiction
at Genesis Medica
Freedom from Drugs and/or Alcohol
Our practice is committed to helping individuals struggling with dependence on alcohol and/or drugs. If you or someone you care about has shied away from starting treatment because of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, our MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) programs can allay those concerns. Our compassionate providers are ready to help you achieve your goal of being substance-free—and take back your life!
ABOUT MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT
MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) is an approach to addiction treatment that uses medication along with behavioral counseling. It was first developed for those addicted to opioids, such as heroin and opioid-based prescription painkillers, but is also effective for alcohol abuse. MAT has enjoyed high success rates even for individuals with a chronic history of addiction. The overarching goal is to help the patient sustain recovery. MAT does this by stabilizing the brain’s chemistry, shutting off the euphoric effects of opioids and alcohol, easing physiological cravings, and balancing body functions, without the adverse effects of the abused substance.
Our Two Treatment Options
Suboxone® (buprenorphine and naloxone) Suboxone is a combination of a partial opiate and an opiod blocker. It comes as either a tablet or a dissolvable sublingual film placed under the tongue. It is effective in treating opioid addiction, because as a partial agonist, it does not activate the opioid receptors fully, but enough to prevent debilitating withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Controlling these physical symptoms can prevent early relapses, allowing patients to stabilize and begin working on the underlying causes of their addiction.
Vivitrol® (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) Vivitrol is a non-addictive medication that is injected once a month to help treat patients with alcohol and/or drug dependence. It is an opiate antagonist that works in the brain to prevent opiate effects (e.g., feelings of well-being, pain relief) and decreases the desire for opiates. When used to treat alcohol abuse, Vivitrol can help patients drink less, or stop drinking altogether. It is particularly effective when used with a treatment program that includes counseling, support, and lifestyle changes.
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Convenient Locations to Serve You
215 Sherman Ave.
Hamden, CT 06517
889 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
1427 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06511
1327 Meriden Rd
Wolcott, CT 06716
Toll free (888) 5-GENESIS (888) 543-6374