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Medications

Medication is a common part of addiction treatment that helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to abstain from drugs and alcohol and maintain recovery.

There are a number of different medications that can help to ease the recovery process. The three main types of medications used in addiction treatment include: Detox medications, Maintenance medications, and Withdrawal medications

Sublocade

Buprenorphine Extended-Release Injection

Sublocade contains buprenorphine, which helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It also blocks the effects of other opioids, making it difficult to abuse. As a long-acting medication, Sublocade can help prevent relapse days and weeks after the injection.
Method: Injection
Used For: Alcohol, Opioid Addiction
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Benefits Include
Less intense cravings
Reduced risk of relapse
Improved mental health
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Buprenorphine and Naloxone

Buprenorphine and Naloxone is a prescription medication that can be combined into a tablet or film. Buprenorphine binds to opioid receptors in the brain and reduces cravings without causing the same level of intoxication as other opioids. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids. Together, these two drugs work to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal and help people addicted to opioids abstain from drug use.
Method: Sublingual tablets or film
Used For:  Opioid Addiction
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Benefits Include
Decreased risk of relapse
Reduced risk of overdose
Improved overall health
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Vivitrol

Vivitrol is a non-addictive, once-monthly injection that has been proven to be an effective treatment for alcohol and opioid dependence. The medication is a long-acting injectable form of naltrexone, which blocks the effects of opioids. In addition to reducing cravings, Vivitrol has been shown to be particularly effective in preventing relapse.
Method: Injection
Used For:  Opioid, Alcohol Addiction
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Benefits Include
Reduced cravings
Relapse prevention
Improved mental health
Reduced risk of depression and anxiety
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Acamprosate

Acamprosate, marketed under the brand name Campral, is a medication used to treat alcohol dependence. The medication works by restoring normal brain function for those who have stopped drinking alcohol.
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Used For:  Alcohol Addiction
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Benefits Include
Reduced withdrawal symptoms
Less cravings
Reduced risk of relapse
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Disulfiram

Disulfiram is a medication used to treat chronic alcohol abuse. When taken, it causes an unpleasant reaction when alcohol is consumed, making it less likely that the person will drink. While Disulfiram is not a cure for alcoholism, it can be a valuable tool for people who are committed to abstaining from drinking.
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Used For:  Alcohol Addiction
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Benefits Include
Increased risk of staying sober
Reduced risk of relapse
Less cravings for alcohol
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