Medication-Assisted Treatment Services New Hampshire

 Medication-Assisted Treatment Services in Nashua, Manchester, Concord, and Hillsborough County.  

Are general substance abuse therapies failing to curb your addiction cravings? We can help. Balance Recovery Center provides medication-assisted treatment services in Nashua, NH.

We use medication-assisted treatment as an add-on tool to help people recovering from substance abuse addictions cope with their cravings while undergoing other therapies. We use Vivitrol and Suboxone to assist in coping with addiction. They help prevent relapses into alcohol and drug abuse but need to be paired with other substance abuse therapies to work successfully.

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Through the chronic use of opiates, our bodies recognize that we have plenty of our naturally produced endorphins on board and cease to manufacture them naturally. This allows the individual to build up a tolerance to the drug, contributing to their need to keep doing more to sustain that ’feeling good state.”

Individuals detoxing off opiates experience depression, irritability, exhaustion, anger, sleeplessness, hopelessness, etc. This happens to all opiate abusers when they cease taking opiates and is to be expected. Some patients, especially those with short term addiction histories, will be able, after a few weeks or months of abstinence, to get their natural endorphins back into good working order again, and will begin to gradually improve. However, for many, the damage done is permanent. For these patients, no amount of abstinence, group therapy, meetings, will power, or good intentions will undo the fact that their brains simply will no longer produce endorphins in a sufficient quantity to enable them to live a normal, happy life. This is where Medicated Assisted Treatment, Suboxone and Vivitrol, used in conjunction with a therapeutic program comes in.

What is Suboxone?

It is a combination of buprenorphine and Naltrexone used to treat recovery from other opioids. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist; it binds to and activates opioid receptors. It attaches to the same brain opioid receptors but does not produce the same high. Naltrexone blocks the effects of opioid medication, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse.

What is Vivitrol?

Vivitrol is an extended-release formulation of naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist used in the treatment of alcoholism and opioid addiction. Vivitrol is administered by intramuscular injection once a month.

The use of Suboxone or Vivitrol in conjunction with a custom tailored treatment plan that includes group therapy, individual therapy and general overall support can help break the cycle of opiate addiction. The long-lasting effects of addiction can linger for many years. The most effective method of breaking the cycle of addiction is the whole-patient approach, therapy combined with Medicated Assisted Treatment.

People who are dealing with addiction should not be seen differently from others with chronic illnesses, and treatment should be encouraged and supported. With the proper methods, breaking the cycle of opiate addiction can be achievable, and the goal of long-lasting recovery attainable.

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