Medication-Assisted Treatment - Methadone, Buprenorphine (Suboxone) and Naltrexone (Vivitrol) Therapy
West Midtown Medical Group uses medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which is the use of approved medications, in combination with behavioral therapy/counseling, for the treatment of substance use disorders. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative and euphoric effects of the substance used. Years of research has shown that a combination of medication and counseling therapy can successfully treat addiction and help recovery.
Medication-assisted treatment works to normalize your brain chemistry, eliminate drug-cravings, and normalize body functions. Medication-assisted treatment will help to manage your risk of overdose and relapse, stabilizing you so that you can sustain your recovery.
At West Midtown Medical Group, all three of the FDA-approved medications (methadone buprenorphine, and naltrexone) are available. Our medical team of board certified physicians and registered physician assistants will conduct a complete medical exam to prescribe the medication that is most appropriate for your needs and will continue to manage your medication throughout your recovery.
Please call for admissions at (212) 736-5900 Ext.106 to set up an appointment.
Methadone is the most widely used treatment for opioid dependence and has the longest history of use of the three FDA-approved medications. Since its use began in the 1950’s, an extensive number of clinical studies have demonstrated methadone’s effectiveness at reducing opioid use. When taken as prescribed, methadone helps individuals achieve and sustain recovery and reclaim active and meaningful lives. Methadone is one component of a comprehensive treatment plan, which includes counseling and other behavioral health therapies to provide patients with a whole-person approach to treatment.
West Midtown Medical Group has been providing medication-assisted treatment using methadone since 1974 and is recognized as a model opioid treatment program. We are proud to have been among the first programs in the country to meet rigorous national standards and achieve accreditation by the Joint Commission.
At West Midtown Medical Group medication is one component of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Counseling services are also crucial to your successful recovery from addiction, providing skills necessary to prevent relapse, reduce risks, improve physical and mental health, build healthy relationships, and change your lifestyle. Our team of credentialed alcohol and substance counselors provide both individual, family, and group counseling and collaborate closely with our medical staff to provide you with a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to treatment.
West Midtown strongly believes that group counseling is an essential part of treatment and encourages patients to attend groups. Group interaction can ease emotional and social isolation and help you realize that you are not alone. Groups provide a forum to discuss shared challenges in a safe and therapeutic environment and can be a sounding board for you to express your frustration and fears. Hearing how others with similar issues successfully overcame obstacles can be very encouraging and propel you forward in recovery.
Outpatient Treatment Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder Services
West Midtown Medical Group provides comprehensive treatment for addiction issues. Along with methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone therapy for opioid addiction, we also offer treatment for patients addicted to prescription drugs, alcohol, cocaine, and other substances.
We believe in a multidisciplinary or team approach to treatment and recovery. Your treatment team consists of experienced certified addiction counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, registered physician’s assistants, and registered nurses.
Our Treatment Plans
Group Counseling Sessions
For over 20 years buprenorphine has been a safe and effective alternative to methadone. Like methadone, when taken as prescribed buprenorphine helps individuals achieve and reclaim active and meaningful lives.
Our medical team of board certified physicians will assess you and together you will decide on the right addiction medication for you. Our team of medical professionals will continue to manage your medication throughout your recovery.
Buprenorphine is one component of a comprehensive treatment plan which includes counseling and other behavioral therapies to provide patients with a whole-patient approach to treatment.
Please call Admissions at (212) 736-5900 ext.157 to set up an appointment.