Victory Recovery Partners experienced Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine trained staff is here to provide you with the fast, high-quality medical care you need and deserve. We specialize in the use of medication assisted treatment for addiction using FDA approved medications such as Buprenorphine and Vivitrol.
Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone, Zubsolv) is a medication that is used to treat opioid dependency. Approved by the FDA in 2002, buprenorphine became the first drug to treat opioid dependence in an office setting and represents the latest advance in medication-assisted treatment. Buprenorphine/Naloxone can be dispensed for take home use by prescription (pill or film form). It is becoming the preferred method to treat opioid addiction because of its pharmacological and safety profile. Buprenorphine/Naloxone is different than other opioids. As a partial opioid agonist it leads to less euphoria and physical dependence, lower potential for misuse, and has a ceiling effect which prevents overdose. It also has a milder withdrawal profile. Suboxone is a part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy.
Vivitrol (depo-naltrexone) is a monthly non-narcotic injectable medication that is useful for the treatment of opioid addiction and alcohol addiction. Vivitrol has been clinically proven to reduce the probability of relapse. For those suffering from an opioid addiction, Vivitrol may be initiated only after opioid detoxification. Vivitrol may also be used by patients who have completely tapered off of buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv, generics) to prevent relapse. Antagonists like Vivitrol are non-addictive and do not lead to physical dependence. Vivitrol blocks opioid receptors in the brain for one month at a time. Like Suboxone, Vivitrol is a part of a complete treatment program at Victory that also includes behavioral therapy.
Sublocade is an injectable form of buprenorphine. It’s similar to Suboxone but without the addition of naloxone. This is a brand new medication that’s given as a monthly injection. Victory’s staff is the first in Suffolk County to administer this medication. It is used to treat moderate to severe opioid addiction in patients that have already been on Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) and have been stable on the transmucosal formulation (pills or films) for at least 7 days. Sublocade is an extended release formulation that uses the Atrigel technology to deliver buprenorphine at a controlled rate over a one-month period. As a once a month injection it removes the need for patients to remember to take their daily medication, thus providing an opportunity to focus on psycho-social support, which is an important part of the treatment program.
Probuphine is an implant that contains buprenorphine. Probuphine is used to treat adults who are addicted, or dependent on opiates. Probuphine requires a minor in-office surgical procedure which involves implanting four rods into the skin of the upper arm that release a steady dose of buprenorphine over a period of six months. These rods need to be removed after six months and at that time the patient can choose to have new rods implanted into their other arm. Probuphine is a part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy.
Go Directly to the Emergency Room if You Have:
- Alcohol or drug overdose
- Suspect heart attack/ have chest pain
- Signs of Stroke
- Severe head injuries
- Severe shortness of breath
- Serious burns
- Severe abdominal pain
- Sudden loss of consciousness
- Severe, uncontrollable bleeding
- Coughing/vomiting blood
- Suicidal thoughts/feelings