Solving a nationwide epidemic
At CleanSlate, we specialize in the treatment of addiction using FDA-approved medications. We focus on treating opioid and alcohol addictions.
When we talk about opioids (or ‘opiates’), we’re talking about heroin and prescription drugs like Percocet, Vicodin, and OxyContin. At CleanSlate, we treat opioid addiction using two innovative and proven medications: buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv, generics), and naltrexone (Vivitrol).
Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv, generics) is a medication that comes in film and tablet form. By taking the place of the opioids used by patients, buprenorphine prevents cravings and makes withdrawal from opioids feel less intense.
Patients on buprenorphine report feeling normal, functional and having a clear mind all day long, which allows them to make positive choices the way that they did prior to their addiction. When buprenorphine is combined with counseling and other forms of support, it can be highly effective in helping patients recover from addiction.
Vivitrol (depo-naltrexone) is a monthly injectable medication that is useful for the treatment of opioid addiction and alcohol addiction. Vivitrol has been clinically proven to reduce the probability of relapse. For those suffering from an opioid addiction, Vivitrol may be initiated only after opioid detoxification. Vivitrol may also be used by patients who have completely tapered off of buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv, generics) or methadone to prevent relapse.
This medication binds to receptors in the brain and prevents patients from feeling any pleasant effects of opioids or alcohol.
Many patients with opioid addiction struggle with returning to the use of opioids and then relapse. The CleanSlate clinical team provides care that is informed by the best medical-evidence.
Our team guides patients and discusses the option and timing of Vivitrol as part of their treatment.
While in the CleanSlate drug treatment 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.