Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other supportive services. A variety of scientifically based approaches to drug addiction treatment exists. Medications are currently available to assist individuals addicted to opiates, alcohol, and nicotine. These medications work either by blocking the effects of certain drugs, reducing cravings, or by causing a negative reaction to use of certain drugs. Substance abuse treatment providers can provide information on options for the use of medication in treatment. Some treatment facilities may not be able to prescribe medication for you, but will make a referral or coordinate care with your physician. For more information, the links included here can be used by consumers and substance abuse treatment providers to broaden your knowledge base and to help decrease the stigma often associated with this type of treatment.
Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence:
Methadone and Pregnancy:
Licensed Opioid Treatment Agencies:
Medication Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Dependence:
Prescription Medication Abuse and Dependence: