Opioid Addiction Recovery in Columbus
Beginning recovery step one is admitting you have a problem and understanding that there is help here for you. Drug dependency users feel like they are alone on an island but help is just one conversation away.
How is counseling beneficial?
At Buckeye Clinic our counseling is in a group setting. While there is an opportunity for individual counseling, we believe group counseling is best for individuals to share experiences, relate to one another and find support.
Our counselors will guide you on:
- How to replace any activities which trigger memories of using with new ones unrelated to those times in your life.
- How to modify your attitude and behaviors toward using and increase your life skills.
- How to reach out for support from loved ones.
Through successful medication-assisted treatment and counseling, you can get your treatment under control and you can start taking back control of your life.
We are here to help you recover your inner strength and free you from your opioid addiction.
As a successful addiction recovery center for over five years, we have identified three effective components to prosperous treatment:
- Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)
- Community support groups
At Buckeye Clinic, we know there are many faces to addiction and not just one recovery solution. We offer Suboxone and Vivitrol for opioid addiction. While one comes in the form a tablet or film and the other as a shot, each medication therapy is different there are substantial benefits from both.
Suboxone is the brand name of medication called Buprenorphine. Suboxone is approved by the FDA to treat patients with Opioid addiction.
How does it work?
Suboxone is a partial opioid. Suboxone works by binding to the mu-receptors, widely known as opioid receptors. Unlike other full opioids such as heroin, Percocet, Oxycontin, Suboxone binds to the receptor tightly and helps reduce sickness from withdrawal symptoms and opioid cravings. Since Suboxone is less potent than it’s street drug counterparts, it begins allowing the brain to rewire itself, replacing previously destructive behaviors with new, healthier ones. Suboxone therapy and drug addiction counseling provides the best-combined treatment to reduce opioid dependency and begin a drug-free lifestyle.
Vivitrol (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) is a prescription medicine for treating alcohol addiction by injecting it into the patient. Vivitrol is also used as a treatment for detoxification of opioid medications and substances to help an addict recover. Alcohol should NOT be consumed if you have taken Vivitrol. Vivitrol is used in conjunction with other medications and counseling programs to treat drug addiction recovery. This medication by itself is not sufficient to be the only treatment method for a recovering addict.
How does Naltrexone (Vivitrol) work?
Vivitrol works as an opioid antagonist by more or less shutting off the brain’s ability to feel pleasure as a result of opiate use. Vivitrol is given in the form of an injection, injected once a month.
For further information about Vivitrol visit www.vivitrol.com.