CORAS’ Medication Assisted Treatment Program offers behavioral health counseling and medical services that will help you manage your disease and achieve long term recovery. The program offers the FDA approved medications methadone, vivitrol, and buprenorphine to assist patients with the management of and recovery from opioid addiction. The medical and counseling staff will help you design a treatment regimen that fits your circumstances and needs. This regimen will include regular counseling sessions and other support services and, when clinically and medically appropriate, the administration of methadone, vivitrol, or buprenorphine.
The goal of medication-assisted treatment is to recover from addiction. It does not replace one addictive drug with another. People can safely take treatment medication as long as needed- for months, a year, several years, even for life. Sometimes people feel that they no longer need the medication and would like to stop taking it. Use of methadone, vivitrol, and buprenorphine must be stopped gradually to prevent withdrawal. Plans to stop taking a medication should always be discussed with a doctor. These medications lessen the sickness that results from the withdrawal of other opioids, reduces the craving for opioids, and retains their blocking effects for 24-36 hours. Medication assisted treatment provides a safe, controlled level of medication to overcome the use of a problem opioid.