Substitution Medication Addiction and Recovery

What is Substitution Medication?

This is an approach to the treatment of drug addiction also commonly referred to as ‘drug replacement therapy’. It involves the prescription of specific drugs to help an addict quit or detox from the drug that is causing the problem. Currently, the most popular substitution medications are those prescribed in the treatment of opioid addiction.

  • Methadone
  • Subutex
  • Suboxone

Valium is also regularly used to help people detox from alcohol and a number of stimulant drugs. Presently, pharmaceutical companies are working hard to synthesise new drugs to be used to replace stimulants such as cocaine, methamphetamine and Adderall.

Does Drug Replacement Therapy Work?

Prescribing substitution medication often helps to curb the chaotic consequences of an active drug use but it is not a long term solution. Unfortunately, this approach results in people being chained to their doctors and pharmacists and being unable to truly move forward in their lives.

Accurate assessment by our capable medical team determines if our clients require a medicated period of detoxification.  This will depend on the individual’s circumstances and symptoms are always closely monitored by our skilled clinical and medical staff and treated accordingly.

Our team are highly experienced in providing safe and effective substitution medication detox programs. They aim to keep clients as comfortable and supported as possible so they can participate in the program.

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