Some of the New Medications in MAR
New medications now a part of MAR include:
- Naltrexone (Vivitrol)
- Oral naltrexone (Revia)
- Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
- Acamprosate calcium (Campral)
- Amantadine (Symmetrel)
- Baclofen (Kemstro, Lioresal, and Gablofen)
These medications decrease euphoria and block aberrant processing by blocking certian brain receptors, thus decreasing cravings and leveling–off certain neurotransmitters, to prevent "highs" and "lows."
ARCA Offers You Medication–Assisted Recovery
Are You Ready to GET A SHOT AT LIFE?
The Assisted Recovery Centers of America Mid-Atlantic now offers a once-a-month FDA-approved injectable medication for both alcohol and opioid abuse.
So here's the bottom line: If drugs or alcohol are causing problems with someone you care about, or with your health, family, work or school, finances, or the law, then it's time to quit.
With convenient, confidential and dignified help from Assisted Recovery Centers of America, you will get through your first alcohol/drug-free days comfortably and safely. Once you begin anti-craving medications and relapse-prevention therapy, you will be ready to rebuild your life.
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After all — you've got nothing to lose — and your whole life to get back!
We Use the Latest Modality, MAR (Medication-Assisted Recovery or Treatment), to Help Our Patients Reach Their Recovery Goals.
Ongoing research is now uncovering brain pathways and neurotransmitters associated with the "reward" or "pleasure" system, which is an integral part of the disease of addiction.
Alcohol and drugs affect the emotional-motivational brain pathways to different degrees in different patients. This results in abnormal processing of signals to and from the brain. Patients tend to lose their sense of right and wrong, and their sense of when "enough" is really enough. In short, the cortex of the brain — or its "governing element" — just does not seem to be doing its job properly.
There are new medications on the horizon, new formulations of existing medications and older medications with new indications, all of which are helping patients beat the scourge of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Certain behavioral patterns associated with addiction are treated concomitantly with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and counseling.
There is also ongoing research in the addiction field of medicine to determine the best medication for an individual, based on that individual's genetic make–up.
We are living in exciting times and Medication–Assisted Recovery is at the forefront of our expanding knowledge base — it translates into better treatment for our patients!
So if you're ready to GET A SHOT AT LIFE — contact us today!