M.A.T. Program Medications

The Medication Assisted Treatment program at Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio uses three different medications to assist clients on their path to sobriety. These medications are doctor prescribed and backed by the FDA

Vivitrol is a prescription medication that, along with Group and individual counseling, can help treat your addiction. Vivitrol blocks the effects of opioids in your brain and along with treatment can help you to stay sober. Vivitrol is not addictive and does not cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it.

You take Vivitrol by receiving an injection in your buttocks that is given by a healthcare provider every 28 days. There can be side effects to Vivitrol including injection site reactions, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, nausea, headaches, dizziness and allergic reactions. Serious side effects like difficulty breathing, increased thoughts of suicide or symptoms of an allergic reaction like a rash, hives, swelling, or a loss of consciousness call 911 or go to the Emergency Room right away. If you would like more information please speak with the medical staff. There are many people who are not able to take Vivitrol for many different health reasons, including other medications that you may be prescribed. If you are concerned about your physical health or would like more information please speak with the medical staff.

If you are prescribed Vivitrol it is important to carry a medical ID card with you at all times that states you are taking Vivitrol. It is very important to know that taking Vivitrol and using other substances especially Opioids (Like Heroin, Percocet, Vicodin, etc.) and Alcohol can cause DEATH. DO NOT USE OPIODS OR DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE TAKING VIVITROL! If you are a female it is important for you to know that taking Vivitrol while pregnant can cause health problems to you and to the fetus. IF YOU BECOME PREGNANT WHILE TAKING VIVITROL YOU MUST ALERT THE MEDICAL STAFF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

If you have any questions about the medications that are prescribed through the Medication Assisted Treatment program please speak with a member of the medical staff. You may also visit the official Vivitrol website for more information by clicking here or the logo above.

Suboxone is a prescription medication that, along with group and individual counseling, can help treat your addiction. Many clients reported that Suboxone was helpful in managing Opioid Use Disorders. Suboxone can help to reduce withdrawal symptoms and minimize cravings.

You take Suboxone by placing a film that contains the medication under your tongue. Once the film has dissolved the medication will be absorbed into your body. There can be side effects to taking Suboxone including difficulty breathing, sleepiness, and problems with your liver. Decreases in blood pressure or allergic reactions are also possible. If you have serious side effects like difficulty breathing or other symptoms of an allergic reaction like a rash, hives, swelling, or a loss of consciousness call 911 or go to the Emergency Room right away. If you have additional questions about possible side effects please speak with the medical department.

There are many people who are not able to take Suboxone for many different health reasons, including other medications that you may be prescribed, if you would like more information please speak with the medical staff. If you are prescribed Suboxone it is important to carry a medical ID card with you at all times that states you are taking Suboxone. It is very important to know that taking Suboxone and using other substances, especially, Alcohol and Benzodiazepines (Like Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium, etc.) can cause DEATH. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL OR USE BENZODIAZEPINES WHILE TAKING SUBOXONE!

If you are a female it is important for you to know that taking Suboxone while pregnant can cause health problems to you and to the fetus. IF YOU BECOME PREGNANT WHILE TAKING SUBOXONE YOU MUST ALERT THE MEDICAL STAFF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

If you have any questions about the medications that are prescribed through the Medication Assisted Treatment program please speak with a member of the medical staff. You may also visit the official Suboxone website by clicking here or the logo above.

ReVia is a prescription medication that, along with group and individual counseling, can help treat your addiction. ReVia helps to block the effects of opioids(Like Heroin, Percocet, Vicodin, etc) in your brain and along with treatment can help you to stay sober. Many clients reported that ReVia was helpful in managing Opioid Use Disorders. ReVia is a good option for helping to prevent relapse in those who are already sober.

ReVia is not addictive and does not cause withdrawal symptoms once you stop taking it. You take ReVia by swallowing a pill that contains the medication. Once the pill is swallowed the medicine will be absorbed into your body. There can be side effects to taking ReVia including stomach pain, blurred vision, chest pain, itching, shortness of breath and trouble sleeping. Serious side effects like difficulty breathing, increased thoughts of suicide or the symptoms of an allergic reaction like a rash, hives, swelling, or a loss of consciousness; are also possible. If these occur call 911 or go to the Emergency Room right away. If you would like more information about side effects please speak with the medical staff.

There are many people who are not able to take ReVia for many different health reasons, including, other medications that you may be prescribed. If you are concerned about your physical health or would like more information please speak with the medical staff. If you are prescribed ReVia it is important to carry a medical ID card with you at all times that states that you are taking ReVia.

It is very important to know that taking ReVia and using other substances especially Opioids (Like Heroin, Percocet, Vicodin, etc.) and Alcohol can cause DEATH. DO NOT USE ANY OPIODS or DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE TAKING REVIA! If you are a female it is important for you to know that taking ReVia while pregnant can cause health problems to you and to the fetus. IF YOU BECOME PREGNANT WHILE TAKING REVIA YOU MUST ALERT THE MEDICAL STAFF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

If you have any questions about the medications that are prescribed through the Medication Assisted Treatment program please speak with a member of the medical staff. You may also visit the FDA’s official safety website on Revia by clicking here or the logo above