Medicine versus counseling

Once you have decided on what your life needs in terms of outpatient or inpatient support, you have different options on how you receive treatment. The main question you will need to decide is if and how you want to receive medical treatment. All programs recommend some form of counseling. At an inpatient treatment center, each one will have their own unique way of using or not using medicine for treatment. For outpatient, there are two main ways that medicine is administered during treatment. One method is with Methadone which is typically a daily treatment performed at a certified facility. The other is using a form of buprenorphine (Suboxone/Subutex), which is administered through prescription and is typically taken at home with weekly to monthly visits. Talk to your treatment center for more details on their treatments.

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