Sublocade Treatment in NJ

Sublocade Treatment at Affinity Healthcare Group

Opioid abuse can be detrimental to your physical and mental health as well as significantly impact the loved one around you. 

At Affinity Healthcare Group, we provide Sublocade treatment in NJ so you can find freedom from opioid dependence and pursue long-term recovery. Our medication assisted treatment, an evidence-based approach to addiction treatment, helps you manage symptoms and cravings during and after detox so you have the best chance at a full, lifelong recovery.

In addition to the distribution of Sublocade to manage withdrawal symptoms, we provide behavioral therapy to help you grow in mental health. The combination of medication and therapy is proven to be the most effective opioid treatment.

If you’re ready to regain control of your life and want to talk to our specialized addiction medication doctors about our Sublocade treatment in NJ, contact us today.

Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is an FDA-approved treatment for opioid addiction. It uses medications like Sublocade to treat withdrawal symptoms and cravings during and after detox. MAT combines this clinical with psychological treatment for a holistic approach to addiction treatment. This combination addresses the physical struggles and the mental struggles that led to addiction and often lead to relapse.

At Affinity Healthcare Group, we also provide methadone, Vivitrol, and Suboxone as medication options in MAT. Additionally, our behavioral therapies include cognitive-behavioral, reality, and solution-focused therapy, as well as motivational interviewing.

MAT has many benefits for opioid addiction treatment, including the following:

  • Relieves withdrawal symptoms and cravings
  • Reduces the risk of overdose
  • Increases treatment retention
  • Decrease opiate abuse
  • Prevents relapse
  • Increases ability to maintain employment

Sublocade for Opioid Addiction

Sublocade is a buprenorphine extended-release medication that treats opioid addiction. The extended-release means that buprenorphine is released throughout the body at a controlled rate, sustaining the body for a month at a time. When you receive this injection, it forms a solid lump when it comes in contact with blood and slowly releases throughout the body.

You will need to come into Affinity Healthcare Group to receive this injection each month as you can’t administer it yourself. This controlled injection prevents any potential misuse and subsequent addiction to Sublocade. Additionally, you’ll need frequent blood tests to check your liver function. Sublocade can be a short or long-term opioid addiction treatment. When you come to Affinity Healthcare Group, we’ll help determine the right approach for you and reassess often as you progress through your Sublocade treatment.

Behavioral Therapies

Therapy is a key part of Sublocade treatment. While it’s important to address the physical factors of addiction, it’s especially important to address the mental health struggles that led to your addiction. We’ll help change unhealthy thoughts, learn coping strategies, and find what motivates you to help you achieve long-term recovery.

Below are the types of behavioral therapy we offer during our Sublocade treatment in NJ.

Individual Therapy

During individual therapy, you’ll sit down one-on-one with one of our therapists. This provides a confidential, private, and safe environment where you can discuss the struggles you’re facing during detox and the struggles that led to your addiction. We’ll help you better understand your feelings and behavior patterns, discuss how they can be harmful to your health, and determine a healthier behavior moving forward.

Group Therapy

This type of behavioral therapy allows you to connect with others who are struggling with opioid addiction and are currently progressing through addiction treatment. One of our therapists leads these groups to ensure it’s a supportive, judgment-free environment for everyone. You’ll get an opportunity to listen to others, share your own feelings, struggles, and stories, and find support from those who truly understand what you’re facing.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

During cognitive-behavioral therapy, we help you understand the connection between your thoughts and actions. Unhealthy thoughts lead to unhealthy behaviors, which can spiral all the way to addiction. We’ll help you change your thought patterns so you can choose healthier behaviors and pursue long-term recovery.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is just as it sounds; one of our therapists interviews you about what motivates you. We’ll help you discover what you’re passionate about and use that to aid in your Sublocade treatment and recovery.

Solution Focused Therapy

It’s common in therapy to discuss the struggles and weaknesses that led to addiction. However, in solution focused therapy we’ll focus on your strengths and skills instead. Once we identify what you’re good at, we’ll help you learn how to use those abilities to progress through recovery.

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Why Affinity Healthcare Group

At Affinity Healthcare Group, we provide holistic addiction treatment with a multidisciplinary team of specialized addiction medication doctors, nurses, and therapists. We not only help you progress in physical health but mental health too. With the combination of Sublocade administration and behavioral therapies, you’ll have the best opportunity for long-term recovery.

If you’re ready to take back control of your life, contact Affinity Healthcare Group to learn more about our Sublocade treatment in NJ.

Sublocade FAQ

Can you get addicted to Sublocade?

Yes, it’s possible to become addicted to Sublocade. However, with professional administration, observation, and support, we ensure that you won’t form a dependence on the medication. When you come to Affinity Healthcare Group, you can find freedom from opioid abuse without worrying about a new potential drug addiction. 

Can you take Sublocade while pregnant?

If you take Sublocade while pregnant, it could cause your baby to be opioid-dependent when born. Sublocade can also pass through breast milk and cause problems for your baby. It’s often recommended not to take Sublocade while pregnant or nursing.

How long does Sublocade last?

Sublocade is a monthly injection which means that a single injection lasts around 28 to 30 days. The minimum number of days required between injections is 26 days. Sublocade lasts this long in your body because it’s an extended-release medication.

Is Sublocade the same as Suboxone?

No, Sublocade and Suboxone aren’t the same drug. However, they both contain buprenorphine, although Suboxone also contains naloxone. It’s common to use Suboxone during withdrawal and Sublocade after withdrawal to avoid relapse.

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