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Medications for Substance Use Disorder

Gateway Rehab provides one of the leading medication assisted treatment programs in Pennsylvania. We understand that recovery is an ongoing, lifelong process. Our dedicated counselors work together to ensure that you have the support you need every step of the way.  

One of the core treatments we provide is Medications for Substance Use Disorder, originaally known as MAT, or medication-assisted treatment. Medications for Substance Use Disorder is the use of FDA-approved medications coupled with counseling and behavioral therapy to provide a whole-person approach to substance use disorder. Medications for Substance Use Disorder programs are clinically proven to help safely detox patients from alcohol and substance misuse, as well as decrease the risk of relapse. The team at Gateway Rehab are trained to tailor treatment to each individual patient’s needs.  

If you are struggling with alcohol or opioid dependency, our clinicians will guide you to receive the treatment needed for your specific addiction. Put your ‘medication assisted treatment near me’ searches to rest. Get started on your recovery journey at Gateway Rehab today.

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Sublocade & Suboxone

One of the essential components of Gateway Rehab’s services is our medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, also known as Medications for Substance Use Disorder. Suboxone and Sublocade are USDA-approved prescription medications that allow patients to slowly and safely wean off opioids, and are administered in conjunction with psychosocial therapy. Both Suboxone and Sublocade carry high success rates and have a low risk of abuse. 

How Sublocade Works

Sublocade is taken as a once per month extended-release injection for moderate to severe opioid use disorder, and contains the active ingredient buprenorphine. Before starting Sublocade, a patient must take an oral form of buprenorphine that dissolves inside the cheek or under the tongue for 7 days. 

How Suboxone Works

Suboxone is taken once a day and comes as a film that is placed inside the cheek or under the tongue.  Suboxone contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone, which help to control physical cravings, block the pleasurable effects of opioids, and prevent relapse.

Substance Abuse Medication

Vivitrol & Revia

The journey doesn’t stop after detox; recovery is an ongoing process. When a patient has successfully gone through the 12 steps of a recovery program and Medications for Substance Use Disorder, it’s crucial to take preventative steps to avoid relapse. Under physician guidance, our Medications for Substance Use Disorder program also provides qualifying patients with Vivitrol and ReVia. These FDA-approved medications are designed to prevent relapse into not only drug abuse, but alcohol abuse as well. 

How Vivitrol Works

Vivitrol is an extended release monthly injection containing naltrexone, and is used to prevent opioid and alcohol dependence after detox. Patients receiving Vivitrol injections must be completely opioid-free for a minimum of 7 to 14 days before starting this medication. Using any opioids in the one to two week window before starting Vivitrol can trigger symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Vivitrol is not a narcotic, and is non-addictive. 

How ReVia Works

ReVia is taken orally in tablet form, and is used to treat opioid and alcohol dependency. It works similarly to Vivitrol in that it blocks the pleasurable, euphoric effects of opioid drugs, and can prevent relapse in patients who have detoxed. It’s important to note that although ReVia is designed to reduce one’s urge to drink, it will not help you sober up if you are already intoxicated.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Can any doctor prescribe Medications for Substance Use Disorder?

No. Only medical professionals (including doctors, nurses, and physician assistants) that have undergone hours of specialized Medications for Substance Use Disorder-training are qualified to prescribe to patients. 

What kind of addiction does Medications for Substance Use Disorder treat?

Medications for Substance Use Disorder is designed to treat alcohol, tobacco, and opioid dependency. When it pertains to opioids, Medications for Substance Use Disorder treats addiction to:

  • Heroin
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone

Is Medications for Substance Use Disorder safe?

Yes. Buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone are all FDA-approved for the treatment of opioid dependence and are safe to use for months, years, or even over the course of one’s entire life. Always consult with a doctor before discontinuing the use of these medications. 

How long does Medications for Substance Use Disorder take?

How long a person spends going through Medications for Substance Use Disorder will depend completely on the individual, just as it does with the treatment of any other illness. Some will require several months of Medications for Substance Use Disorder treatment before measurable, meaningful progress is made. Others will need to be treated with Medications for Substance Use Disorder indefinitely. The FDA recommends that every person with opioid dependency be periodically reevaluated to determine whether or not Medications for Substance Use Disorder treatment should be reinstated.