When it comes to medication-assisted treatment, there are many schools of thought.
For some, anything that helps a person who would otherwise be in active addiction live a normal life is worth it. Taking suboxone as prescribed, even though it is an opioid, does not count as drug use; it is in fact recovery. For others, reliance on medications like suboxone, antabuse or vivitrol is seen as simply switching one addiction for another. The truth lies somewhere in between.
At Amatus Recovery Centers, we recognize the benefits of medication assistance programs, while still believing that abstinence is the best path for long-term recovery. As such, we offer short-term suboxone maintenance in a program that weens clients off the medication over the course of an agreed-upon time period.