Addiction Medicine is available at all levels of TrueCare treatment.

TrueCare's expert physician-prescribed addiction medicine helps patients who are experiencing cravings/urges to use drugs and alcohol. Addiction medicine is also used to help patients experiencing withdrawal from alcohol and drugs. This service is available at our inpatient and outpatient programs. TrueCare has one of the most comprehensive addiction medicine programs in the state of Nevada.

Naltrexone:

Naltrexone is used to help narcotic dependents who have stopped taking narcotics to stay drug-free. It is also used to help alcoholics stay alcohol-free. The medicine is not a cure for addiction. It is used as part of an overall program that may include counseling, attending support group meetings, and other treatment recommended by your doctor. 

Naltrexone is not a narcotic. It works by blocking the effects of narcotics, especially the "high'' feeling that makes you want to use them. It also may block the "high'' feeling that may make you want to use alcohol. It will not produce any narcotic-like effects or cause mental or physical dependence. It will not prevent you from becoming impaired while drinking alcohol. 

Naltrexone will cause withdrawal symptoms in people who are physically dependent on narcotics. Naltrexone treatment is started after you are no longer dependent on narcotics. The length of time this takes may depend on which narcotic you took, the amount you took, and how long you took it. Before you start taking this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor if you think you are still having withdrawal symptoms. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

VIVITROL® (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension)

  • Once-monthly injection
  • Non-addictive 

VIVITROL is used:

  • To help prevent relapse to opioid dependence after detox
  • To treat alcohol dependence. You should stop drinking before starting VIVITROL
  • Before starting VIVITROL, you must be opioid-free for a minimum of 7-14 days to avoid sudden opioid withdrawal
  • Do not take VIVITROL if you have any symptoms of opioid withdrawal
  • VIVITROL must be used with other drug or alcohol recovery programs such as counseling

SUBOXONE Film:

This is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal).

Suboxone film is indicated for treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.
 
Treatment should be initiated under the direction of physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants waivered under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016.

Treatment should begin under the supervision of a waivered doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. In appropriate patients, treatment may continue at home with follow-up visits to a healthcare provider at reasonable intervals.

Suboxone film is intended for administration under the tongue or inside the cheek and is available in four dosage strengths.

Suboxone film contains buprenorphine and naloxone

  • Buprenorphine is the primary active ingredient in suboxone film. Known as a partial agonist, it can attach to the same receptors as other opioids and reduce their effects by blocking them from the same receptors.
  • Naloxone is included to help prevent misuse. If you are dependent on a full opioid agonist and attempt to inject suboxone film, the naloxone is likely to cause withdrawal signs and symptoms.

What is Campral?

Campral (acamprosate) affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in a person who is addicted to alcohol. Acamprosate works by restoring the chemical balance in the brain in an alcohol-dependent person who has recently quit drinking.

Campral is used together with behavior modification and counseling support to help a person who has recently quit drinking alcohol continue to choose not to drink.

Campral is not likely to be helpful if you have not already quit drinking or undergone detoxification. It may not help you if you are also addicted to other substances besides alcohol.

What is ReVia?

Naltrexone blocks the effects of opioid medication, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Naltrexone is used as part of a treatment program for drug or alcohol dependence.

Naltrexone is used to prevent relapse in people who became dependent on opioid medicine and then stopped using it. Naltrexone can help keep you from feeling a "need" to use the opioid.

Naltrexone is also used to treat alcoholism by reducing your urge to drink alcohol. This may help you drink less or stop drinking completely. Naltrexone will not cause you to "sober up" and will not decrease the effects of alcohol you recently consumed.

What is CHANTIX?

CHANTIX is a prescription medication to help adults stop smoking. Only a healthcare provider can prescribe it. Depending on your quit approach, you take it for 12 or 24 weeks (3 or 6 months)