Methadone is an opioid used to treat pain and as maintenance therapy or to help with detoxification in people with opioid dependence. Methadone is a liquid suspension that is administered orally every 2 to 3 days and should be tapered in dosage up to a period not to exceed 6 months.
Vivitrol is a medication that stops adverse brain activity induced by opioid and alcohol abuse. It is used primarily in the management of dependency for both substances. Vivitrol is an injectible drug administered intramuscularly on a once monthly basis.
Suboxone is a drug administered orally in either pill form or via a single sublingual film (dissolvable strip) placed under the tongue. Suboxone provides the same relief provided by methadone, with similar side effects.
In our outpatient clinic the case management process allows clients to collaborate with an addiction professional to develop a treatment plan, facilitate and coordinate care, evaluate progress, and access services that meet their individual needs.
Recovery is a long road, but we are here every step of the way
Aftercare plans, sobriety coaches, and support groups are invaluable additions to your recovery toolbox. To remain vigilant in your recovery, you will need to return to these tools again and again. Counselors and social workers at the West End Clinic are here to educate you and provide moral support.