PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SERVICES
Utopia Health Center offers comprehensive services that include psychiatric evaluations and medication management. These services are available to children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric disorders to include co-occurring. Psychotherapeutic medications do not cure mental illness, but in many cases, can help a person function despite some continuing mental pain and difficulty coping with problems; in addition they may make other kinds of treatment more effective.
MEDICATION ASSISTED THERAPY (MAT)
One of the most effective and life-changing forms of care that can help adult men and women, aged 18 and older, overcome the compulsion to engage in substance abuse. Designed specifically for the treatment of opioid use disorders, medication assisted therapy is a combination of medication and therapeutic interventions to include counseling. The treatment Utopia Health Center provides with medication is carefully administered through regular consultations with a physician.
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MEDICATIONS UTOPIA HEALTH CENTER USES FOR MEDICATION ASSISTED THERAPY
- Subutex: A partial opioid agonist-antagonist that contains buprenorphine, Subutex is often prescribed to individuals at the start of treatment, with the goal of transitioning the individual to Suboxone for long-term maintenance. Subutex blocks opioid cravings and physical withdrawal symptoms with little to no risk.
- Suboxone: Comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone, Suboxone helps to alleviate the physical symptoms of withdrawal and decrease cravings for continued opioid use. This medication is also often used as a long-term medication option after an individual begins treatment with Subutex.
- Vivitrol: As medication assisted treatment’s only injectable medication, Vivitrol is administered only once each month. This naltrexone-based medication wards off opioid cravings, alleviates physical symptoms of withdrawal, and prevents overdose from occurring.