Substance Abuse Maintenance:
When you are ready to pursue long-term sobriety in an outpatient setting and want to work with one of our providers, please call the location where you are seeking treatment to speak to one of our intake coordinators. Our providers will work with you to determine the appropriate psychological and medication options and ensure your continued commitment to sobriety. (Please see our Drug Detox disclosure below***)
***Square Medical Group does not currently offer drug detox or a partial day drug treatment program at any of our locations. If you are considering drug detox, please contact your insurance company for a listing of facilities in your area. Once you complete detox, please make an appointment with our outpatient providers.
Square Medical Group offers both Suboxone and Vivitrol as medication maintenance treatment options for substance abuse.
WHAT IS SUBOXONE: Suboxone is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to care for adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (prescription or otherwise). Suboxone is administered as a pill or via a film placed under the tongue.
As a patient in our Suboxone Maintenance program, you will see your psychiatrist on a predetermined schedule. Our program involves regular and random drug testing administered in a supervised environment. Your psychiatrist may introduce mandatory individual or group counseling as part of your treatment plan.
Vivitrol (naltrexone) “The Shot”:
Vivitrol (naltrexone for extended-release suspension) is a prescription injectable medicine used to treat alcohol dependence and to prevent relapse to opioid dependence after opioid detoxification. To qualify for Vivitrol treatment, you must no longer be ingesting alcohol or opioids. To ensure Vivitrol’s effectiveness, we require treatment with Vivitrol to be used in conjunction with other recovery programs such as Individual or Group Counseling. (Please note: Vivitrol may not work for everyone; Vivitrol has not been studied in children under the age of 18 years). Vivitrol is administered via a monthly injection.
To learn more about the medication program FDA visit http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM206669.pdf
Or visit the official Vivitrol website