Medical services are provided under the general medical supervision of the Chief Medical Officer. Medical staff provide psychiatric consultation to staff, case conferences, psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management and prescriptions.
Medication evaluation and monitoring services may be provided in conjunction with psychotherapy or may stand alone if the client is stable and not needing ongoing psychotherapy services. Medical staff prescribe only medications to address psychiatric symptoms/illnesses. The use of medications is not a prerequisite for services and clients will not be denied access to other services as a result of their reluctance to use medications.
Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
MAT Treatment includes the use of FDA- approved medications to address substance use disorders. These prescribed medications operate to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of substances, relieve cravings, and some may reduce or relieve withdrawal symptoms. Medication can be used in combination with behavioral health therapies for a “whole person” approach and often provide stability to engage in other treatment services like individual counseling, group therapy, case management and peer support.
SummitStone providers offer several medication options to treat substance use in Larimer County. This includes rapid access to treatment and withdrawal management at our Behavioral Health Urgent Care & Crisis Stabilization Unit, and ongoing MAT treatment programs at our Wilson and Centre locations.
SummitStone recognizes substance use disorders as complex and chronic health conditions with many paths to recovery. Contact us to see if medication may be a useful tool in your recovery journey.
Medication for Opioid Use Disorder:
What is SUBOXONE®?
SUBOXONE is a prescription medication that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults with opioid use disorder.
How does SUBOXONE® work?
SUBOXONE is indicated for treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.
What is VIVITROL®?
VIVITROL® is the first and only non-addictive and non-narcotic, once-monthly, injectable prescription medication used to treat alcohol use disorder and/or opioid use disorder.
How does VIVITROL® work?
VIVITROL® is a long-acting, antagonist medication (naltrexone), that blocks receptors in the brain from the effects of opiates and/or alcohol, for approximately one month at a time. If a client uses opiates and/or alcohol they will not experience the euphoric effects, which helps decrease substance use.