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 75 North Mountain Road, New Britain and Wheeler Health & Wellness Center, 10 North Main Street, Bristol.

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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