Pharmacotherapy – Medications for Addiction Recovery

Duke City Recovery Toolbox in Albuquerque, New Mexico offers medications to help facilitate addiction recovery. Eligibility for medication treatment is determined during your intake session, and if you are eligible, you start treatment the same day.

Why We Offer Pharmacotherapy

People who do not understand drug addiction may criticize pharmacotherapy as simply replacing one drug with another. However, research shows that medications, like methadone and suboxone, can help an individual effectively stop opioid abuse. Methadone and other medications help those seeking recovery avoid withdrawal symptoms, which many people cannot tolerate and immediately relapse. Medications address chemical dependency and changes in the brain and brain chemistry resulting from addiction in a way that psychotherapy cannot; both treatments together are significantly more effective.

Types of Medication Available

Duke City Recovery Toolbox offers a variety of medications that have been shown to effectively help participants deal with chemical dependency and the physical symptoms of addiction and detox. Pharmacology therapy may include:

Participants receiving pharmacotherapy must avoid combining medications and other sedatives, as drug interactions can be fatal. Combination of medications and alcohol is also discouraged.

Eligibility for Addiction Recovery Medications

Duke City Recovery Toolbox adheres to guidelines for pharmacotherapy established by state and federal authorities. Eligibility criteria include:

  • 18 years of age
  • Substance abuse diagnosis
  • One-year (or longer) history of opiate abuse/addiction

Even if you think you do not fit these criteria, please contact us to schedule an intake appointment. The criteria allows some flexibility, so you may be eligible for medication treatment.

More than 40 years of research show pharmacotherapy to be effective treatment for opioid dependence. Get addiction recovery medication at Duke City Recovery Toolbox by calling (505) 224-9777.

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