Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment Opioid addiction is treatable and many can regain healthy and productive lives and renewed relationships with family and friends. It does take hard work and a daily commitment to recovery. At Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, we offer a Medication Assisted Treatment Program to help individuals manage an opiate addiction consisting of:

  • Medication
  • Counseling
  • Other support

The medication Naltrexone helps reduce problems of intense cravings, increasing the individual’s ability to engage in treatment and focus on recovery. Naltrexone is different from other medications used to treat opiate addiction in that it blocks the euphoric or sedative effects of opiates. This helps reduce relapse potential for individuals. In addition, it does not create a new addiction and there is no potential for abuse.

Naltrexone is only prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan and individuals are expected to participate in a therapeutic level of care at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, such as outpatient or residential treatment. An assessment by Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ licensed clinician and health care provider is the first step in the Medication Assisted Treatment Program.