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 is the use of FDA- approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Drug treatment is intended to help addicted individuals stop compulsive drug seeking and use. Treatment can occur in a variety of settings, take many different forms, and last for different lengths of time. Because drug addiction is typically a chronic disorder characterized by occasional relapses, a short-term, one-time treatment is usually not sufficient. For many, treatment is a long-term process that involves multiple interventions and regular monitoring.

Treatment Options for Opioid Dependence:

What is SUBOXONE®?
SUBOXONE Film is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal).

How does SUBOXONE® work?
SUBOXONE Film is indicated for treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.

Are you a candidate for SUBOXONE®?
Currently the Suboxone clinic is available for 24 new clients per week.  Clinics require each person to be a current, open client with SummitStone. Please request a referral from your primary therapist.

Watch our SummitStone SUBOXONE® Treatment Video here.

What is VIVITROL®?
VIVITROL® is the first and only non-addictive and non-narcotic, once-monthly, injectable prescripti­on medication used to treat adults who are addicted to opioids (prescription or illicit) and/or alcohol.

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 dopamine rush, or “high”, which helps prevent relapse and allows for increased focus on therapy.

Are you a candidate for VIVITROL®?
Complete an intake through Same Day Access (SDA) and request a referral, or if already enrolled in treatment, request a referral from your primary therapist. (Currently accepting Medicaid insurance only.)