Victory Recovery Partners
Addiction Recovery located in Hempstead, Farmingville, Shirley, Hicksville and Massapequa, NY
If you suffer from substance use disorder (SUD), medication-assisted treatment can reduce cravings and help you achieve lasting recovery. At Victory Recovery Partners in Hempstead, Farmingville, Shirley, Hicksville, and Massapequa, New York, the addiction recovery experts offer medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone® as well as Vivitrol® and Sublocade® injections. To make an appointment, call the nearest office or use the online booking feature today.
Medication Assisted Treatment Q & A
What is medication-assisted treatment?
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) uses FDA-approved medications to treat addiction to opioids, like heroin, prescription pain relievers that contain opioids, as well as alcohol. The medications prescribed in connection with medication-assisted treatment reduce cravings, making it easier for patients to stay on the path to recovery.
Medication-assisted treatment also provides access to a team of experienced addiction recovery professionals. Victory Recovery Partners offers several types of medication-assisted treatment that are safe and effective. What’s more, the facilities are warm and welcoming, ensuring a comfortable experience.
What are the types of medication-assisted treatment?
Victory Recovery Partners offers several types of medication-assisted treatment, including:
Suboxone is an opioid antagonist. Opioid antagonists negate the effects of opioids, reducing withdrawals while making it easier to quit by reducing patients’ cravings for opioids. Suboxone comes in pill or sublingual form.
Vivitrol is a type of medication-assisted treatment administered via injection, through a needle, and into your vein. Vivitrol is an injection given once a month. That means a single injection usually lasts at least a month (28-30 days), and you don’t have to worry about daily ingestion.
Vivitrol injections offer various benefits. They’re long-acting, present no risk of abuse, and present very few side effects. When combined with behavioral therapy and a custom treatment program, Vivitrol injections can minimize cravings and help you stay in recovery.
Sublocade is a type of medication-assisted treatment administered via injection. Sublocade is given once a month — a single injection lasts 28-30 days, so you don’t have to take medication regularly.
When the liquid medication enters your body, it turns into a gel called a depot. Throughout the course of the month, the gel releases buprenorphine at a controlled rate, minimizing cravings and other uncomfortable side effects.
These benefits allow you to have a clear mind, making it easier to complete treatment and stay on the road to recovery.
What does medication-assisted treatment involve?
At Victory Recovery Partners, MAT is a four-step process:
Step one - patient intake
Before enrolling in treatment, you complete a registration form and submit your health insurance information.
Step two - induction phase
Your provider conducts a comprehensive exam, orders lab tests, and determines the type of medication (and dose) that most benefits you.
Step three - maintenance phase
Every four weeks, you return to Victory Recovery Partners. At each checkup, your provider monitors your recovery and adjusts your treatment plan as necessary.
Step four - stabilization
If you’re able to successfully stay on the road to recovery, your provider might recommend weaning off the medication.
What services does the medication-assisted treatment program provide?
At Victory Recovery Partners, the medication-assisted treatment program provides complete care for each individual, including:
- Physical evaluation, including a full medical examination
- Toxicology tests
- Laboratory work
- Psychosocial assessment
- Written treatment agreement
- Individualized plan summarizing the full patient situation
- Identification of deficiencies in health maintenance
- Education on how to use preventive services
- Diagnosis and list of co-occurring issues
- Selected medication and instructions for using it
- Monthly visits
- Quarterly comprehensive evaluations
Victory Recovery Partners sees all new patients within 24-48 hours.
Victory Recovery Partners doesn’t fill any of the medications the providers prescribe on-site. Instead, they can refer you to one of several pharmacies in your area.
To learn more about the benefits of medication-assisted treatment, make an appointment at Victory Recovery Partners by calling the nearest office or using the online booking feature today.