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Rosedale Drug Treatment Center Specializing in Medication-Assisted Treatment

There are several medications used in the treatment of opiate abuse and addiction. These medications can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making it easier for individuals to abstain from using opiates. Some common medications used for opiate abuse treatment include:

  1. Methadone: Methadone is a long-acting opioid agonist that helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms without producing the euphoria associated with other opioids. It is often used as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program.

  2. Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that also helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It has a lower risk of overdose compared to full opioid agonists. Buprenorphine is often combined with naloxone in a formulation called Suboxone to further deter misuse.

  3. Naltrexone: Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of opioids. It is used to prevent relapse in individuals who have already detoxed from opioids and are no longer physically dependent.

  4. Naloxone: Naloxone is an opioid antagonist used to reverse opioid overdose. While not a treatment for addiction itself, naloxone is an important tool in preventing overdose deaths.

These medications are most effective when combined with counseling and behavioral therapies as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. It's important for individuals seeking treatment for opiate abuse to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate medication and treatment approach for their needs.


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