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 Assisted Treatment program utilizes evidence based practices at an appropriate level of care for a minimum of 12-18 months. The medication helps reduce problems of craving, reduces relapse potential and increases an individual’s ability to engage in treatment and focus on recovery. Naltrexone, an oral medication, Vivitrol, a monthly injection or Suboxone (Buprenorphine) are used to treat opiate addiciton.

Medication 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.