Drug addiction is a disease. Opioid abuse causes changes in your brain and brain chemistry. Medications can help you more effectively address the physical and neurological effects of addiction. Alone or in conjunction with other therapies offered at Duke City Recovery Toolbox, medications can help you live a life free of drug addiction.
Medications Used for Drug Addiction Recovery
There are two medications used for opioid addiction:
Naltrexone is often used to combat alcohol addiction, or like narcan, may also be administered to prevent overdoses. However, naltrexone and/or narcan are not effective in preventing drug interactions between these medications and sedatives (benzodiazepines), which can be fatal.
All medications have a long history of use in addiction recovery treatment, and numerous research studies attest to their effectiveness.
What to Expect from Medication Treatment
Pharmacology therapy may be part of a comprehensive addiction recovery treatment plan developed for each participant at Duke City Recovery Toolbox. Every participant responds differently and progresses at their own pace. However, every participant can expect to receive medication the same day as their intake appointment if eligible under federal guidelines.
Some individuals may remain on methadone or suboxone for a lifetime. Others may wean off of their medications. Participants are never pressured to wean off their medications, and, in fact, are not encouraged to try until they have been stable on medication for at least one year.
Pharmacotherapy Eligibility & Coverage
Duke City Recovery Toolbox adheres to federal guidelines in determining eligibility for medication treatment for opioid dependency. You may be eligible if:
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You have a history of one year or more abusing opioids
Your eligibility will be determined during your intake appointment, which you may schedule at 5:00 am Monday through Thursday.
Pharmacotherapy is covered under Medicaid. Duke City Recovery Toolbox does not accept private insurance at this time.
Contact us to schedule your intake appointment, or visit our clinic for walk-in intake appointments between 6:00 am and 8:00 am Monday through Thursday.