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Medications Used To Treat Opioid Addiction

Medications Used To Treat Opioid Addiction

How Do Medications Work To Treat Opioid Addiction?

Beginning your journey to overcome your opioid use disorders through an addiction treatment program is a courageous step to make. While you are ready to start your substance abuse treatment programs, you want to ensure that you are safe and comfortable as you embark on the opioid detox portion of your treatment programs. It is no secret that opioid abuse creates a strong physical dependency within its users and that withdrawal symptoms from opioid abuse can be unpleasant, uncomfortable, and at times, painful. Opioid treatment programs will often include opioid addiction medicine that will support patients in a safe, comfortable detox process. Addiction medicine for opioid abuse will support patients in alleviating the severity of their withdrawal symptoms and mitigating any strong urges for drugs. These addiction medicines help patients to remain focused on their goals for addiction recovery and support them in achieving long-term sobriety.

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3 Medications for Opioid Addiction

There are a number of treatment options for individuals looking to address and heal from opioid use disorders. A medically assisted treatment program will support you in treating opioid use disorder by taking prescription drug medications that are specifically designed for safe detox practices to reduce and eliminate opioid dependence. The following are medications to treat  opioid dependence :

Buprenorphine Suboxone – This addiction medicine is a partial opioid agonist that will bind to opioid receptors within the brain. Buprenorphine suboxone works to reduce cravings for opioid abuse and significantly reduces the severity of withdrawal symptoms felt. While buprenorphine suboxone has opioid properties, it does not produce feelings of euphoria allowing patients to be able to handle the medication without developing a dependence on it. 

Methadone – This addiction medicine has been commonly provided to individuals living with opioid use disorders by health care professionals. Methadone is a synthetic opioid agonist that works to eliminate any moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms and significantly reduces cravings for opioid abuse. Methadone will act on the opioid receptors in the brain similar to the effects of opioids including heroin, fentanyl, or opioid prescription drugs. However, methadone will activate these opioid receptors slower and will block the effect of feeling euphoria or a high from the use. 

Naltrexone Vivitrol – Addiction medicine that is classified as an opioid antagonist. This means that naltrexone Vivitrol blocks the effect of opioid abuse from reaching the opioid receptors in your brain. Individuals taking naltrexone Vivitrol will not feel the rewarding effects of opioid abuse when taking opioids. 

Benefits of Medically-Assisted Treatment for Opioids

Engaging in medically assisted treatment programs for opioid use disorders has been proven to be an effective treatment option for patients for the following reasons: 

  • Provides safe treatment options for patients with the support of ongoing medical supervision and medical advice. 
  • It acts as a method of relapse prevention as it blocks the effect of opioid abuse if you were to attempt to abuse opioids 
  • Significant reduction in the severity of your withdrawal symptoms allowing you to complete your drug detox and drug rehab program 
  • Decrease in relapse rates 
  • Reduces cravings and urges to return to opioid abuse 
  • Improved mortality rate and a reduction in opioid overdose rates Support from addiction counseling and behavioral therapies and health care professionals throughout your medically assisted treatment programs 
  • Treatment provided for drug abuse and mental health concerns 

MAT Opioid Rehab at Resurgence

At Resurgence, we offer a comprehensive treatment program tailored not only for those grappling with opioid use disorders but also for individuals seeking outpatient alcohol rehab. Our approach ensures that patients safely and effectively address and overcome their substance dependencies. With medications specifically designed to treat opioid addiction and evidence-based addiction treatment methods, we delve deep into addressing the root cause of substance abuse. Through behavioral therapy, mental health support, and dedicated outpatient alcohol rehab sessions, you will acquire the tools and coping skills necessary for a sustained life of sobriety. Reach out to Resurgence today to discover how our adept team of addiction counselors and health professionals can guide you in receiving the holistic treatment needed to triumph over opioid and alcohol dependence.

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