Medication Management & Access
Medication evaluation and monitoring services may be provided in conjunction with psychotherapy or as stand-alone treatments for those who don’t need therapy. Clients aren’t required to be on any medication to gain access to other mental health services.
For substance use disorders, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can work more effectively than counseling, behavioral therapies, or medication alone. This “whole patient” approach combines counseling and other therapies with prescription medications shown to help people overcome cravings and addiction. Our medical staff provides psychiatric consultations to staff, case conferences, psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management, and prescriptions.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
This program utilizes prescribed medications that work by normalizing brain chemistry, primarily to treat Opioid Use Disorder & Alcohol Use Disorder. MAT helps block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieves cravings, reduces/relieves withdrawal symptoms, and is used in combination with behavioral health therapies for a whole person approach.
Options for all SummitStone clients include:
- Multiple service options available at various locations, days and times (Monday-Friday)
- Clients are encouraged to participate in behavioral health services, including enhanced intensive outpatient treatment
- A team approach offers weekly, biweekly, then monthly appointments with medical and behavioral health providers, as well as monthly medication refill group options
- Funding available for under-insured/uninsured clients who are Larimer County residents
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 the 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.
Nurse Message Lines for
Medication or Refill Questions:
Loveland or Estes Park
Child and Family Clients