Are you struggling with opioid use disorder? If so, you may want to consider participating in medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This type of opioid treatment program—which Jovive Health offers for eligible patients in Lombard, Illinois—can make it easier for opioid users to recover. Indeed, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, individuals who receive medication as part of their treatment are 75% less likely to die because of addiction.
What Medications Are Used for Substance Abuse Treatment?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the following three medications for use in opioid treatment programs:
- Buprenorphine – This medication can be either taken at home on a daily basis or injected by a clinician. It helps users achieve addiction recovery by reducing cravings and controlling withdrawal symptoms.
- Methadone – This medication needs to be taken daily (some users have to take it twice each day). Like buprenorphine, methadone helps combat cravings and relieve withdrawal symptoms.
- Naltrexone – This medication can be taken at home daily or injected by a clinician. It stands apart from the others because it’s an opioid blocker, meaning that it prevents opioids from having any effect on the body.
At Jovive Health, we prescribe buprenorphine/naloxone to eligible opioid users over the age of 18, and we also help coordinate support services.
Take the Next Step Toward Opioid Addiction Recovery
Does this evidence-based addiction treatment program sound like the right option for your needs? If so, contact Jovive Health today. We’ll gladly tell you more about the opioid treatment program we offer in Lombard, IL, and explain how it stands apart from various other drug addiction programs being used today.