Clinically Intensive Medically Managed Detoxification
Drug addiction has become a national crisis, but the good news is that our tools for helping those struggling with a substance use disorder have never been better.
Whether you have become mentally & physically dependent on alcohol, opiates (like heroin), benzos, methamphetamine, or another drug, the best way to start a strong and lasting period of recovery is to get a safe & comfortable detoxification like we provide at our center in Santa Ana, California.
“Dr. Sam” works closely with our clients and the attending staff to monitor the detoxing man or woman’s progress throughout the detoxification period. Medically monitored withdrawal is the first step on a path to recovery from physical drug addiction. Because withdrawal is painful and could even be deadly, a medically supervised withdrawal is the only safe choice. Our addiction professionals will meet with you and your family prior to intake to assess your individual needs and explore the options available to help you withdraw safely and recover permanently from opioid use disorder.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Because opioid use disorder (OUD) can actually change your body chemistry over time, you may need to transition to another medication to manage your recovery and avoid relapse.
Numerous studies have shown MAT to be an effective ingredient toward achieving sustained recovery from opioid dependency. MAT combines medication and psychosocial treatment which is tailored to address each patient’s unique and complex physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing and provide concrete help.
Recovery is Possible. Let Us Guide You
Addiction only gets worse as time goes by. That’s why you should contact us now if you suspect that you or a loved one has a problem. Savers Addiction Medical Group is a leading provider of prevention, education, and outpatient treatment services for alcoholism, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. We can help you or a loved one recover and help your family heal, right now.
A Continuum of Care that Works
Medical research and outcome studies have taught us a lot about how to effectively battle addiction, and sometimes the resulting treatment is not what our clients are expecting. The disease model of addiction has revolutionized the treatment process and studies have shown that using medication assisted treatment (MAT) can greatly improve outcomes.
Also, extending the length of clinical treatment has been shown to greatly improve the likelihood of long-term abstinence. Considering how ingrained the addictive behavior and substance is to the recovering person both physically and mentally, it is not surprising that the old “30 day model” of residential treatment frequently ended with an eventual relapse from the lack of continued clinical support.
Some Drugs that Provide Effective Managing of Cravings
Buprenorphine is a partial agonist, which means it expels existing opioids from the opioid receptors in the brain and blocks other opioids from attaching, but it only partially binds to the opioid receptors. Buprenorphine prevents withdrawal for up to 72 hours. Though it does have a limited euphoric effect, it does not have the full effect of an opioid such as heroin or painkillers. Also, there’s a ceiling on the euphoric effect so that, even with increased dosage it will not produce a stronger euphoric effect. While there is some risk of Buprenorphine abuse, it is limited to those who don’t already have OUD.
Naltrexone, commonly prescribed under the brand name Vivitrol, is an antagonist, which means it fully blocks the opioid receptors and produces no euphoric effect. Because of this, it’s mainly used as a relapse-prevention drug and cannot prevent withdrawal symptoms. Patients must be opioid-free for at least 7-10 days before taking Naltrexone. Naltrexone is used for alcohol dependence as well as OUD.
You must seek medical detox before beginning Naltrexone treatment if you’ve taken an opioid drug within the past 7-10 days.
Getting Help From Our Center
We can help you or your loved one obtain initial sobriety in comfort, and then move toward long-term recovery with a supportive treatment regimen. Call us today at 714-760-4043.