As a team of outpatient providers, Western North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers supplies men and women, aged 18 and older, with medication assisted treatment and therapeutic services for opioid addiction. Our team of medical experts understands the importance of properly treating individuals who have become addicted to these dangerous substances. Included in treatment are the following prescription medications that are given to provide relief from the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal:
Methadone: Methadone is an opioid agonist that is prescribed to eliminate the symptoms of withdrawal while keeping cravings for continued opioid use at bay. Since methadone will not cause patients to experience a euphoric high, patients are able to play an active role in their daily activities such as work and school.
Subutex: Using buprenorphine as its active ingredient, Subutex is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist that works by blocking the effects of opioids within a patient’s brain. When Subutex is taken, patients will no longer experience the symptoms of withdrawal or have cravings for continued opioid use.
Suboxone: Utilizing a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine, Suboxone eliminates the symptoms of withdrawal as well as cravings for additional opioid use. Unlike other medications that are prescribed in treatment, Suboxone will cause individuals to experience withdrawal symptoms should they attempt to abuse this medication or other substances during the course of treatment.
The medication that is prescribed, as well as the dosage given, will vary based on the individual needs of each patient. Medications can be adjusted throughout of the course of treatment if deemed necessary by our staff of physicians.
In addition to the medication assisted therapy that is provided to our patients, Western North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers also provide patients with the opportunity to take part in the following therapeutic interventions that are designed to further treatment progress:
- Individual counseling sessions allow patients to work one-on-one with a qualified counselor in order to address the underlying factors that may have contributed to their addiction. Individual sessions also provide patients with the chance to work through any issues or questions that may arise throughout the course of treatment.
- Group counseling sessions are counselor-led and allow patients the chance to come together with other patients who are also in treatment for opioid addiction. These sessions are structured in order to provide patients with support and encouragement from their peers in a safe environment.
Western North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers are here to assist you or someone you love with the customizable treatment required in order to successfully achieve a life free from the dangers of addiction.