Methadone is the oldest medication used in heroin addiction treatment.
Heroin addiction is a complex illness that often requires a combination of medical care, support and medication in treatment. Patients in heroin rehab often receive medications to help curb cravings, stop withdrawal symptoms or treat other medical issues while they are in recovery. Some of the most common medications in heroin rehab include:
Each of these medications acts upon various elements of the brain and the body to help the user feel more comfortable during heroin addiction treatment.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Methadone suppresses withdrawal symptoms while reducing cravings so that the user can be at ease during the early stages of heroin addiction recovery. The CDC states that, “Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) can help injection drug users reduce or stop injecting and return to productive lives.”
Methadone works by blocking the effects of opiates to produce a calming effect for the user. This medication can help to reduce the risk of relapse for those in heroin rehab while restoring a sense of stability so that the user can work or participate in normal activities.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Buprenorphine is a “long acting partial agonist that acts on the same receptors as heroin and morphine, relieving drug cravings without producing the same intense high or dangerous side effects.” This medication is commonly prescribed in heroin rehab to help the user adjust to life without heroin without having to feel the serious cravings to use.
Buprenorphine has been credited with helping users to seek treatment earlier on because they know that they can have access to medications in heroin rehab that will not force them to feel the terrible effects of withdrawal. This affordable and innovative medication makes addiction treatment possible for a wide range of users who otherwise may not have been able to afford help or care.
This medication is an opioid blocker that prevents the user from feeling any of the euphoric elements of using opiates such as heroin. Naltrexone can be highly effective in the promotion of abstinence as it works to prevent the user from feeling the joyful or exciting effects of the drug and essentially makes heroin use no longer pleasant.
Naltrexone is credited with helping to manage opiate addiction by taking away the reward that comes with getting high. The medication is most commonly either combined with buprenorphine or used as an after effect to help in the prevention of relapse. Naltrexone is provided orally every 1 to 3 days or via an injection once a month.
According to SAMHSA, “Recovery is built on access to evidence-based clinical treatment and recovery support services for all populations.” Because of its ability to provide you with these benefits, an addiction treatment program can actually change your life. We can help you find the best treatment for your needs. Call toll free to find help….
Do you have a drinking problem? Are you ready to put this behind you once and for all? If so, checking into an alcohol treatment center may be the best decision you ever make. By doing so, you will get the help you need without any further delay. While some people understand the basics of….
The decisions you make in life will always have an impact on what happens next and when you decide to change your life for the better, you want to make the most out of those changes. Whether you have chosen the drug rehab for where you plan to go or not, there are some things….
Counseling for cocaine addiction is not a simple treatment process due to the many different facets of life that an addiction to cocaine can (and has a tendency to) disrupt. Effective treatment for cocaine addiction will help an individual to stop using cocaine, live a drug free lifestyle and function in life with family, friends,….
Drug and alcohol rehab programs can differ in many ways and at the same time, your needs, goals, and circumstances will be different, too. No single program or approach has been proven better than the rest for everyone, but, by considering those things that are most important to you, you will be able to choose….
Many people face the challenges of working a 9-5 job that is both stressing and overwhelming. Unfortunately, many business executives find that the high level of responsibility and the extreme stress that comes with working in an executive position result in an increased risk of drug abuse which ultimately must be treated. Luckily, Seasons Recovery….
When you enter rehab you will quickly learn that the foundation of all types of addiction treatment is based on counseling. Rehab centers use many different types of counseling to ensure the complete recovery of those suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol. In most cases you will encounter some combination of the following three….
Statistics show that more than 40% of all children will at some point experience a divorce in their family. Many of these will suffer through more than one divorce in their lifetime. But how does divorce affect teens and what type of impact does an adult marital relationship have on the children? A recent study….
Obviously enough, no two drug rehab centers are the same but what is not always so obvious is the fact that no two rehab centers are created equal. The search for a drug rehab center that actually understands your addiction and ways to treat such addiction can be both overwhelming and exhausting. Drug rehab centers are only successful in treating those who they view as a unique individual with unique needs, and for whom they tailor a program that is specially designed to help one person—YOU!
Realizing that Co-occurring disorders are often at the root of many addiction cases, Seasons Recovery Center helps addicts break the cycle by providing treatment for co-occurring disorders. It may come unexpected but Seasons Recovery Center of Malibu, California has seen the situation occur hundreds of times before – it all begins with an addict struggling….