Medications

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Medication is a common part of addiction treatment that helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to abstain from drugs and alcohol and maintain recovery.

There are a number of different medications that can help to ease the recovery process. The three main types of medications used in addiction treatment include: Detox medications, Maintenance medications, and Withdrawal medications

Sublocade

Sublocade contains buprenorphine, which helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It also blocks the effects of other opioids, making it difficult to abuse. As a long-acting medication, Sublocade can help prevent relapse days and weeks after the injection.

  • Method: Injection
  • Used For: Opioid Addiction

Buprenorphine and Naloxone

Buprenorphine and Naloxone is a prescription medication that can be combined into a tablet or film.  Buprenorphine binds to opioid receptors in the brain and reduces cravings without causing the same level of intoxication as other opioids. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids. Together, these two drugs work to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal and help people addicted to opioids abstain from drug use.

  • Method: Sublingual tablets or film
  • Used For: Opioid Addiction

Vivitrol

Vivitrol is a non-addictive, once-monthly injection that has been proven to be an effective treatment for alcohol and opioid dependence. The medication is a long-acting injectable form of naltrexone, which blocks the effects of opioids. In addition to reducing cravings, Vivitrol has been shown to be particularly effective in preventing relapse.

  • Method: Injection
  • Used For: Opioid, Alcohol Addiction

Acamprosate

Acamprosate, marketed under the brand name Campral, is a medication used to treat alcohol dependence. The medication works by restoring normal brain function for those who have stopped drinking alcohol.

  • Method:
  • Used For: Alcohol Addiction

Disulfiram

Disulfiram is a medication used to treat chronic alcohol abuse. When taken, it causes an unpleasant reaction when alcohol is consumed, making it less likely that the person will drink. While Disulfiram is not a cure for alcoholism, it can be a valuable tool for people who are committed to abstaining from drinking.

  • Method:
  • Used For: Alcohol Addiction

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