Harmony Ridge Recovery Center’s West Virginia medication-assisted treatment provides those that have been unable to succeed and achieve long-term sobriety in abstinence-based programs a medication-assisted solution that helps reduce the chance of relapse during and after treatment.
Whether it’s through Naltrexone, Vivitrol or Suboxone, our team of professionals at Harmony Ridge Recovery’s West Virginia medication-assisted treatment knows that medications are sometimes a necessary component of the treatment process. Our MAT track provides those that meet criteria for it proper medications to counter drug use and reduce cravings while maintaining strict and ethical guidelines and oversight to the way these medications are prescribed and taken, to whom they are prescribed, and for how long.
In the case of Suboxone medication assistance, our medication-assisted treatment program in West Virginia is normally 1 to 6 months in length and is managed as a long-term taper from opiates for those patients who are unable to maintain their sobriety in abstinence-based programs while receiving treatment in our Residential, IOP and Outpatient levels of care. The low but reasonable doses prescribed by our facility are consistent with its purpose of being a risk-reduction and craving-reducing component of the program, rather than it being an indefinite replacement for the substances previously being taken.
By the time a client reaches the maximum program length, medication has already stopped being prescribed and dosages had throughout the months been cut so low (even skipping certain days of the week by the end) that a total cutoff of the medication is commonly not bothersome at all, allowing clients to continue their journey to sobriety and move on to a substance-free lifestyle using the tools they got during their treatment.
Our West Virginia medication-assisted treatment typically starts with a psychiatric evaluation to determine the need for medications and if there is a need, the proper dosage to be prescribed. The only risk-reducing medications prescribed by our medication-assisted treatment program after detox are Naltrexone, Vivitrol, and Suboxone. Medications are dispensed by qualified staff members and our medical/nursing staff closely watches reactions to the medications for quick possible dosage adjustments or discontinuation. Medication levels are closely monitored on a continuous basis by means of urinalysis testing and dosage is decreased with time as the patient progresses through the different phases of treatment at Harmony Ridge Recovery Center, including:
As medication dosages are subtly decreased throughout the treatment stay, the body’s dependence on them slowly reduces itself until towards the end of the program a very small dosage amount dispensed every few days becomes comfortable to stop taking altogether. Once medications are stopped, aftercare/outpatient treatment continues for a few weeks in order to monitor the patient’s progress in recovery and make sure enough support is provided to ensure a successful transition to complete abstinence.
Contact our medication-assisted treatment program in West Virginia today to find out more information about how we can help you or someone you know.
While no one can make this decision for you, and ultimately the need for medications is determined by our qualified medical staff, its best to consider what a medication-assisted treatment program is, how it works and what it offers to see if our MAT program matches your needs. Some of the questions you can ask yourself are: