Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction

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Extended-Release Naltrexone (VIVITROL®) and naloxone (narcan®)

Wheeler Clinic now offers a medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol abuse at four locations in central Connecticut. An initial clinical evaluation is available without an appointment.

Treatment includes extended-release injectable Naltrexone (Vivitrol®), an effective evidence-based treatment that allows patients to stay abstinent longer, experience fewer cravings, and decrease their chances of relapse. Non-habit-forming, it works by blocking the effects of opioids and the pleasurable feelings produced by drinking.

Naloxone (Narcan®), a medication that saves lives by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose, also is available at the above four Wheeler locations. Behavioral health consumers, friends and family members can receive a prescription for Naloxone as early as the initial evaluation. The medication is administered at the time of the overdose.


Buprenorphine, most commonly prescribed as Suboxone,® also is available by appointment at the Wheeler Health and Wellness Centers at 75 North Mountain Road, New Britain, 10 North Main Street, Bristol and 999 Asylum Avenue, Hartford.

To make an appointment or for more information, please click here or call Wheeler’s Navigation Center at 860.793.3500 (Toll-free: 888.793.3500).


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