Opioid addiction is one of the hardest addictions to battle. As with any chronic disease, it can be successfully managed through prescribed and supervised use of medication. One type of medication known as Suboxone is a controlled substance, containing a combination of Buprenorphine/naloxone and is used to treat dependence for opioid addiction. In the combination product, the buprenorphine works to keep opioid withdrawal symptoms at bay, and the naloxone discourages misuse of the medication. It has been shown to be effective in reducing opioid cravings, reducing the risk of relapse and overdose, and improving retention and engagement in addiction treatment. This medication can allow an individual with a chronic disease to regain a normal state of mind, free of drug-induced high and lows, as well as a safe, effective and medically proven way to manage their disease.
DACCO Provides three medicated assisted treatments
- Methadone treatment for Opioids
- Suboxone treatment for Opioids
- Vivitrol treatment for Opioids and alcohol
The Opioid Addiction Treatment (OATS) program at DACCO provides treatment to individuals age 18 and older who are addicted to either prescription (Oxycontin, Vicodin, Fentanyl) or street (heroin) opiate drugs who need a bridge between addiction and sobriety. Our medication assisted treatment include the use of prescribed Methadone, Suboxone or Vivitrol. These medications prevent withdrawal symptoms and control cravings. Our program adheres to the State of Florida guidelines, and is supervised by a licensed physician. Our medications are administered by licensed nurses. In addition to medical care, individuals receive individual counseling to treat the substance use disorder.