When it comes to drug rehab for recovering opioid addicts, there are a variety of treatment options available. Medication therapy is often used to break the addiction, and there are currently three accepted medications used for this, which are buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone. In addition, most physicians use a multi-tiered program, which will also include some type of group or individual behavioral or cognitive therapy. Adelanto patients who participate fully in all aspects of their prescribed care are most likely to succeed at recovery.
The Advancement of Adelanto Rehabilitation Treatment Solutions
Until recently, the only option for taking buprenorphine was in the form of a sublingual tablet, which had to be taken daily. Eventually, the patient would be able to take lower doses and might only take the drug every other day. Some patients would eventually be weaned from it while others would need to take it for the long term. However, this therapy could be problematic if patients forgot to take their medications. Those who did not take buprenorphine as prescribed could experience relapses.
However, in May 2016, Adelanto patients entering rehab for opioid addictions found themselves presented with a new treatment option. Adelanto Buprenorphine Implants can now be used by properly educated physicians as an alternative therapy to sublingual buprenorphine. The implants should only be placed after the patient is being maintained on a moderately low dose of the sublingual variety. After they are placed, the implants are left under the skin for six months during which time they will slowly release a small amount of the medication. Patients have been found to have better compliance with this type of the drug and experience slightly better results as found in a recent research study.