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 Hepstead, Farmingville, Shirley, 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 (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.
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.
At Victory Recovery Partners, MAT is a four-step process:
Before enrolling in treatment, you complete a registration form and submit your health insurance information.
Your provider conducts a comprehensive exam, orders lab tests, and determines the type of medication (and dose) that most benefits you.
Every four weeks, you return to Victory Recovery Partners. At each checkup, your provider monitors your recovery and adjusts your treatment plan as necessary.
If you’re able to successfully stay on the road to recovery, your provider might recommend weaning off the medication.
At Victory Recovery Partners, the medication-assisted treatment program provides complete care for each individual, including:
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.