Medication Assisted Treatment
Methadone is a medication used in Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opiates. Methadone has been used for decades to treat people who are addicted to heroin and narcotic pain medicines. When taken as prescribed, it is safe and effective. It allows people to recover from their addiction and to reclaim active and meaningful lives.
Buprenorphine is used in medication assisted treatment (MAT) to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opiates, such as pain relievers line morphine. Approved for clinical use in October 2002 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Buprenorphine represents the latest advance in MAT medications. When taken as prescribed, buprenorphine is safe and effective.
At CAAA, clients participate in a comprehensive MAT program that includes counseling and social supports.
Vivitrol (naltrexone) locks the effects of opioid medication, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid aBuse. Vivitrol injection is used to prevent relapse in people who became dependent on opioid medicine and then stopped using it. Naltrexone can help keep you from feeling a "need" to use the opioid.