TREATMENT

Alcohol Treatment

Medication for Alcohol Addiction

"We are a company that genuinely cares. We have compassion and empathy for our patients, and these values go all the way to the top of the organization. Patients truly come first here."
--Dr. Regina Capelli-Schmidt, Center Medical Director, CleanSlate

 

4 Steps of Treatment

Through CleanSlate's customized model of care, physicians are able to focus on the unique needs of each patient, providing them with a positive experience, better outcomes and an improved quality of life.

  1. Our program begins with individualized treatment plans for each patient.
  2. CleanSlate physicians properly prescribe FDA-approved medications for alcohol addiction, primarily naltrexone (Vivitrol).
  3. A full team of licensed medical professionals ensures that medications are properly managed.
  4. CleanSlate coordinates with additional local healthcare and social services partners to ensure that patients receive a full spectrum of care that includes clear accountability and psychosocial interventions.

 

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Medication

While there is a current epidemic of opioid addiction, alcohol consumption is actually responsible for more deaths in the United States. Alcohol addiction is a disease, and medication can play an important role in helping patients reach and maintain sobriety.

CleanSlate's program for treating alcoholism utilizes proven FDA medication to help patients find recovery, with a focus on the following medication:

  • DEPO-NALTREXONE (Vivitrol)
    Depo-Naltrexone (Vivitrol) is a monthly injectable medication that is useful for the treatment of opioid addiction and alcohol addiction. Vivitrol is an effective medication for alcohol treatment because it eliminates the “high” that comes with alcohol use and lessens cravings for alcohol. Clinically proven to reduce the probability of relapse, Vivitrol helps people be more successful in remaining alcohol-free by decreasing the amount and number of times that alcohol is consumed. Vivitrol is also available in an oral form, which can be used as a supplement if cravings re-occur.

 
 

 

Care Coordination

While in the CleanSlate program, patients engage with us in a variety of evidence-based psychological and social treatments, including counseling time with providers. Some patients may need additional services from a mental health provider or intensive counseling programs, or sometimes even inpatient care. The CleanSlate staff can help those patients find an appropriate counselor or counseling program in the community.

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