Effective Medication Management and Therapy

Psychiatric Medication Management

Medication may assist targeting symptoms of mental illness to eliminate or alleviate the symptoms helping to regain a client’s quality of life. Medication considerations are based on diagnosis, benefits versus risk, duration needed, and an open dialogue with client about potential side effects and goal of medication treatment. Common types of medications utilized are antidepressants, anti-anxiety (anxiolytics), mood stabilizers and others.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Recovery

Medication in combination with counseling may assist with eliminating the symptoms of substance withdrawal, helping to reduce the craving for the substance again in addition to helping reduce symptoms of other behavioral addictions.

Behavioral addictions can come from any thing in life that stimulates a person and can turn from a habit into something that interferes with  a client’s quality of life when the behaviors become so frequent or happen during inappropriate times. Some behavioral addictions include compulsive gambling, shopping, eating, and internet use.

  Medication can help to eliminate or alleviate these symptoms of substance or behavioral addiction so the client can be enabled to make the behavioral and life changes needed to support their recovery efforts.

  • Suboxone or Sublocade (buprenorphine), Revia or Vivitrol (naltrexone) for the treatment of opioid dependence.
  • Campral (acamprosate) and Antabuse (disulfiram) for alcohol abstinence.
  • Revia or Vivitrol (naltrexone) for alcohol dependence.
  • Wellbutrin SR (buproprion) and Chantix (varenicline) for nicotine dependence.
  • Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for binge eating disorder,
  • Prozac (Fluoxetine) for bulimia,
  • Other medications for substance and behavioral addiction available.