Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction
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.
- 999 Asylum Avenue, Hartford
- 75 North Mountain Road, New Britain
- 91 Northwest Drive, Plainville
- Wheeler’s Health and Wellness Center, 10 North Main Street, Bristol
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 75 North Mountain Road, New Britain and Wheeler Health & Wellness Center, 10 North Main Street, Bristol.