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Addiction Treatment FAQs

Addiction Doctor in Northborough, MA

What Is Vivitrol?

Vivitrol (Naltrexone) is an opioid antagonist which means it blocks opioid molecules from attaching to opioid receptors in the brain. It is given as an intramuscular injection every 28 days. Vivitrol is used in conjunction with therapy to help treat opioid and alcohol dependence. Read More About Vivitrol

What Is Suboxone?

Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) is a sublingual medication that is a combination of a partial opioid agonist (buprenorphine) that absorbs well sublingual and does not cause a “high” in opioid-dependent individuals. It provides relief from negative symptoms associated with withdrawal and the longer-term preoccupation phase of addiction. It has been proven to be very effective against relapse on opioids. Naloxone is an opioid blocker that is included in the formulation to prevent abuse. Naloxone, when taken sublingually, does not have any effect, but when injected causes reversal (precipitated withdrawal) of any opioids in the system. Read More Suboxone

What Can I Expect During My Initial Appointment?

At your first appointment, our staff will discuss options for helping you with your sobriety. You will make out new patient paperwork and we will answer any questions you have.

I Received My First Vivitrol In a Facility. Can I Receive My Next One With Acorn Recovery Services?

Most definitely! We are happy to continue your care. We usually schedule an appointment following your discharge, allowing time to communicate with your insurance and the specialty pharmacy.

Do I Need a Counselor?

Counseling, whether it’s individual or in a group, plays an important role in recovery and is strongly encouraged by our practice. We can provide you with a list of counselors and support groups.

I Have Anxiety and Depression, Can I Receive Help For That as Well?

Anxiety and depression are common co-occurring disorders in individuals with addiction, and they can be diagnosed and treated in our office.

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