Western Washington Comprehensive Treatment Centers are a network of outpatient providers supplying medically supervised medication assisted treatment to individuals struggling with an addiction to opioids. Our centers provide individualized treatment for men and women, aged 18 and older, whom are seeking help to overcome their addictions to substances, such as heroin or prescription painkillers. Our centers provide individualized treatment plans to each patient, which can include the use of the following medications:
Methadone: Used to decrease cravings and avert withdrawal symptoms, methadone is a synthetic opioid agonist that is an effective and safe medication that is widely used within medication assisted treatment. Methadone does not create the euphoric high that opioids do, which allows patients to focus on their recovery without painful withdrawal symptoms.
Subutex: Subutex is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist that works by blocking the effects of opioids within a patient’s brain. With buprenorphine as its main ingredient, Subutex is given to stop cravings, as well as lessen withdrawal symptoms.
Suboxone: Suboxone is given to lessen cravings as well as to cease the symptoms of withdrawal during treatment. Suboxone contains both naloxone and buprenorphine as its main components. Unlike other medications used in treatment, if a patient attempts to consume an opioid while on Suboxone, he or she will experience withdrawal symptoms. Because of this, patients must openly communicate with their physicians about any additional substances that they are taking during treatment.
Dosages, as well as the specific medication used, will vary patient-to-patient based on individualized requirements. Medications used within treatment can be adjusted depending on the patient’s needs during the course of treatment.
The compassionate and professional staff at Western Washington Comprehensive Treatment Centers is dedicated to providing individuals struggling with an addiction to opioids the support and treatment required to achieve sobriety. Our team of physicians, nurses, and counselors offer individualized treatment options for each patient that walks through our doors. In combination with medication assisted treatment, we offer the following therapeutic interventions in order to tackle the emotional side of addiction and recovery:
- Individual therapy sessions are available to give patients the opportunity to openly discuss their treatment, setbacks, and progression with a qualified counselor in a one-on-one setting.
- Group therapy sessions are counselor-led sessions that allow patients the opportunity to come together with other individuals who are also obtaining treatment for an addiction to opioids. By openly discussing their progress with others who understand the recovery journey, patients are then able to gain support and encouragement from their peers in a safe environment.
By combining the use of therapeutic interventions with medication assisted treatment, Western Washington Comprehensive Treatment Centers provides patients with the individualized care required to achieve healthy, happy, and opioid-free lives. We are here to help you break free from the cycle of addiction.