Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction - medical treatment for addiction

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Wheeler Clinic offers a medication-assisted treatment for opioid (for example, prescription painkillers, fentanyl and heroin) and alcohol use at four locations in central Connecticut.

An initial clinical evaluation is available without an appointment.

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Or dial 888-793-3500

Recovery is always possible. Interested in how medication-assisted treatment has helped provide hope and recovery? Read Jaie's and Santos's stories.



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.


Buprenorphine, most commonly prescribed as Suboxone®, also is available at Wheeler. Combined with counseling, it helps people reduce or quit their use of opioids.


Naloxone (Narcan®), a medication that saves lives by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose, also is available at the above four Wheeler locations. Patients, 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.

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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