Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) is a leading provider of medication-assisted treatment for individuals aged 18 and older who are battling an addiction to opioids. Our staff of nurses, physicians, and counselors assists patients in developing a customized plan of treatment that encompasses their unique treatment requirements and goals.
Treatment planning at Shelbyville CTC is multifaceted and comprehensive. In addition to the wide range of therapeutic interventions offered to all patients, the following medications are also available for patients to incorporate into their treatment plans on an as-needed basis:
Methadone: As an opioid agonist, methadone is prescribed to eliminate cravings for continued opioid use while providing relief from the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal. Use of this medication allows patients to actively play a role in their recovery as methadone will not cause cognitive impairments or delays.
Subutex: Using buprenorphine as its active ingredient, Subutex is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist that works by blocking the effects that opioids have within the brain. Patients who are prescribed this medication will notice a decrease in cravings for continued opioid use while eliminating the physical discomforts of withdrawal.
Suboxone: Suboxone utilizes a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine, which provides relief from withdrawal symptoms while diminishing cravings for additional opioid use. Unlike other medications available in treatment, Suboxone will cause patients to experience symptoms of withdrawal should they attempt to abuse opioids throughout the course of treatment.
The specific medication prescribed, as well as the dosage administered, will be dependent upon the unique treatment requirements of each individual patient. Medications and dosages can be adjusted throughout the course of treatment if necessary.
In addition to medication-assisted treatment, Shelbyville CTC also provides patients with the opportunity to incorporate the use of various therapies into their treatment program. By taking a well-rounded treatment approach, patients are able to increase the likelihood that lasting recovery will occur. The following therapeutic services are available for patients to utilize in their treatment at Shelbyville CTC:
- Individual therapy sessions provide patients with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a counselor who is trained in the field of addiction, and who understands the complexities associated with this disease. These sessions are designed to address and treat the root causes of a patient’s addictive behaviors by preparing for a future that does not include the use of opioids. Individual sessions also provide an environment in which to openly work through any issues or questions that may arise during the course of treatment.
- Group therapy sessions bring patients together with other individuals who are also receiving treatment for addiction. These counselor-led sessions promote open and honest communication between patients while allowing individuals to provide their peers with the support and encouragement that is required in order to progress in treatment.
The treatment available through Shelbyville Comprehensive Treatment Center is highly customizable in order to meet the requirements of each individual patient. By working closely with our compassionate team of medical and mental health experts, patients are given the support, treatment, and education that is required in order to progress towards a future without addiction. We are here to assist you or someone that you care for in taking the first steps towards recovery.