Medication-Assisted Treatment | Substance Abuse
Our medication-assisted treatment programs help treat addictions to both drugs and alcohol. We use the following medications:
- Suboxone (buprenorphine): used to treat opioid addictions, and helps to decrease euphoric effects, alleviate symptoms of withdrawal and suppress cravings
- Methadone: provided only by approved pharmacies like ours, and helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms and regulate euphoria
- Vivitrol (naltrexone): taken as a daily pill or monthly injectable to treat alcohol addictions or prevent relapse to opioids after detoxification
An additional medication may be used in the event of an overdose:
- Narcan (naloxone): used to treat and reverse an opioid overdose and administered through the nose or muscle
Methadone Treatment Program
Our doctors will work with you to identify your previous treatment experiences, medical conditions and other factors that relate to your care. We created the first hospital-based methadone program in the state of Maryland in the 1970s and currently treat more than 500 people.
Our team provides on-site screening and treatments for Hepatitis C. We are expanding to establish an infectious disease site with specialists who can prescribe Suboxone (buprenorphine) in one location.
Our doctors are trained to stabilize individuals with Suboxone (buprenorphine) and Vivitrol (naltrexone).
We provide screenings, assessments, individual and group counseling, and discharge plans. We also offer case management and referral assistance.
The Baltimore Buprenorphine Initiative (BBI) is part of the ADAP, a program at the UM Addiction Treatment Center, and we collaborate with the City of Baltimore and health providers to increase access to treatment.
Link out to the location pages, mentioning what kind so treatment they each have.