Medication-Assisted Treatment - Medicine 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.

Hear more from our peer counselor, Stephanie, or scroll down to read more stories of recovery from individuals we serve.

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Read more about how our patients are tackling opioid and alcohol addiction through medication-assisted treatment for addiction. The stories are real, and so is their hope.

  • Jaie is ready to go back to school and begin a career in addiction recovery and treatment.
  • Alicia is two classes away from getting her degree, which will help her whole family.
  • Santos now owns a small business and is starting a better chapter of life as a new dad.
  • Robert is working again, and for the first time in a long time, says he can "walk the earth and be accepted for what I am."

MEDICATIONS AVAILABLE

EXTENDED-RELEASE NALTREXONE (VIVITROL®)

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 (Suboxone®)

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

NARCAN®

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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