Our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program is
certified and approved by Ohio mental health and
addiction treatment services (OMHAS), and is designed
for adult patients who want to get off the merry-go-round of
life-threatening relapse. In fact, it’s one the best addiction
therapies for those addicted to opioids whose goal is to
achieve long-term sobriety. With the assistance of
evidence-based medication, our clients can achieve
positive outcomes and normalize their lives. Most
importantly, MAT programs like Suboxone maintenance
have become the most effective and life-changing forms of
addiction care in decades. MAT integration can help
patients overcome the craving to use heroin and other
opioids. Today, the primary medications used in most MAT
programs include: Suboxone,
Naltrexone and Vivitrol.
Designed specifically for the treatment of alcohol and opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment (MAT) includes both specific medications and behavioral therapies that are intended to:
Typically, medication assisted treatment is utilized
for heroin, fentanyl, painkillers, and other opioids. MAT can
also be used to treat addictions with benzodiazepines or
alcohol. Determining if Medsave Clinic’s Medication
assisted treatment is right for you requires a full medical
assessment and appraisal of your drug history, medical
conditions and other considerations. Generally, clients with
a long history of alcohol and opioid use, who have
chronically relapsed, have positive outcomes as a result of
It’s important to note that clients don’t need to dedicate themselves to one approach forever. Many people use MAT when they first enter treatment and, over time, find they no longer need MAT to sustain their recovery. At Medsave Clinic, Addiction treatment center, we assist clients battling drug and alcohol use disorders. We tailor our treatment to best meet each client’s specific needs. We’re here for you, and we’re excited to help you on your “path” to addiction recovery.
Buprenorphine (Subutex) was developed for use as a
detox aid from opioid/opiate drugs. On the other hand,
Suboxone is widely used for both detox and MAT
maintenance programs. Since Buprenorphine is the active
ingredient in both medications, it is an easy transition from
Subutex to Suboxone for patients directed under a
doctor's care. While Buprenorphine was found to be
effective in the treatment of opioid addiction, a propensity
to "use" still remained. Many addicts tried to inject the drug
intravenously in order to attain the same high as with
heroin or prescription painkillers. They often succeeded,
prompting development of another medication so that this
could not happen. For this reason, Suboxone was
designed. Suboxone contains Naloxone, which blocks the
effects of opioids.
The most important benefit of Suboxone and Subutex is that these medications stop the withdrawal symptoms which lead addicted people to seek more opioids. In fact, a patient on Buprenorphine is not in withdrawal, not “high”, not craving and not seeking. Subsequently, clients can begin to return to a normal life.
Sublocade is a once-monthly injection containing Buprenorphine. Unlike Suboxone, Sublocade contains only Buprenorphine, and not Naloxone. The medication is injected as a liquid, but changes to a solid form that delivers the medication all throughout the month. This new MAT medication can only be administered by a healthcare provider. In this way, patients can get steady, continuous levels of Buprenorphine throughout the month without the possibility for abuse. It is not available as a retail prescription. Our doctors can discuss if Sublocade is right for you after performing an assessment and consultation.
Vivitrol was approved by the FDA in 2010 for use in opioid addiction treatment programs. Vivitrol contains Naltrexone, which suppresses cravings. As a result, it has helped a countless number of addicts remain in recovery by preventing relapse. Vivitrol is administered as a monthly injection in a medical office. Like Suboxone, it has a proven track record of helping patient’s recover when performed as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), which includes behavioral therapy.
Medsave Addiction Treatment Center’s Suboxone
Most people cannot stop taking opioids suddenly. They
need help to change their thinking, behavior, and situation.
Unfortunately, stopping abruptly has a poor success rate –
fewer than 25% of patients can remain sober for even one
year. This is where MAT options such as Suboxone
treatment can promote patient sobriety, while reducing the
side effects of withdrawal and cravings that typically lead
When a doctor starts an opioid-addicted patient on Suboxone treatment, the patient must be undergoing mild to moderate withdrawal. At this point, the opioids have started to exit the brain’s opioid receptors. Buprenorphine attaches and sticks to them. When this happens, the patient’s withdrawal indications improve as the receptors accept the Buprenorphine. The Suboxone then starts to overpower withdrawal symptoms and cravings. With daily Suboxone maintenance, Suboxone continues to keep the brain’s opioid receptors engaged. In fact, should the patient use another opioid at this point, the euphoric effects of that opioid will be greatly decreased or null.
People who are addicted to opioids can stop and go on to
live happy and productive lives. At Medsave Addiction
Treatment Center Suboxone Clinic in Columbus Ohio, we
work to make sure that each person who comes to us for
care is given the second chance that they deserve. If you
are dependent on opioids, you do not need to keep
misusing them or feeling shame. You can stop using and
capture a life beyond your wildest dreams. While the mere
thought of stopping can be daunting, there is no greater
loss than your life. Don’t put off getting help for another
We can assist and support you in your recovery. Call us to find out more about our Addiction Treatment Center, Suboxone Clinic in Columbus Ohio.
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