Meaningful Recovery program uses two of the safest, cutting edge medications to help reduce the discomfort involved in ending your opiate addiction – Subutex and Suboxone. Subutex and Suboxone are FDA approved medications used to treat opiate dependence. Both medications contain the active ingredient, buprenorphine hydrochloride. This drug works by reducing the symptoms of opioid dependence. With these new medications, stabilization from heroin or pain pills doesn’t have to be a painful experience.
These medications help to bridge the patient to sobriety and are used only short term. For Alcohol stabilization, we carefully instruct the client and supporting family or friends to closely monitor for response to medications that are essential during the alcohol withdrawal period. We also educate for signs of seizure and side effects from the medications that may include sedation, irregular breathing, or confusion. Our medical staff will determine if a higher level of care is needed during the evaluation. Most of our clients can be safely stabilized from opiates or alcohol as an outpatient, without long disruptions from professional, academic, or personal life.
Meaningful Recovery program contracts an approved provider of Vivitrol (Naltrexone), the first and only once-monthly injectable medication to treat opiate and alcohol dependence. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication used in combination with cognitive therapy to treat opiate and alcohol dependence and to prevent relapse following stabilization.
Once the client is stabilized, individual psychotherapy begins with one of our experienced therapists or counselors. Discussed are themes such as core conflictual relationships, trauma and emotional pain.
Group Therapy and Lectures
Most of the work is done in group therapy. Many find this non-12 step approach very enlightening and consider it an important component to our Meaningful Recovery Program. Here clients learn how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) effectively changes the way one thinks. Biology of Addiction lectures are also very popular topics discussed.
Family Group Therapy
Oftentimes, families of the struggling addict are the most effected psychologically. Family group therapy is offered as part of the comprehensive treatment approach. This allows the whole family system to heal together.