Medication Therapy - PAX Riverbend | Indiana Drug & Alcohol Rehab



Medication can help addicts and alcoholics in recovery for multiple reasons. The first is that withdrawal symptoms are one of the biggest hurdles people must overcome. Whether a person is addicted to alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines, he or she may experience uncomfortable and even life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. Fortunately, some medications mimic the effects produced by these addictive drugs, helping to relieve withdrawal symptoms.

During your stay at our drug and alcohol rehab in Jeffersonville, Indiana, you may be prescribed certain medications to help with your withdrawal symptoms. For example, people struggling with alcohol abuse or benzodiazepine addiction may receive a benzodiazepine taper, while people struggling with opioid dependence may receive Suboxone. As your withdrawal symptoms pass and your body begin to bounce back, our doctors may adjust your dose accordingly.


Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a highly renowned approach involving the use of medications and therapy. The vast majority of MAT patients are seeking help for opioid addiction, while others are receiving treatment for alcohol abuse.

Common medications used during opioid rehab include:

  • Suboxone
  • Sublocade
  • Methadone
  • Vivitrol
  • Naltrexone

Medications used to treat alcohol addiction include:

  • Vivitrol
  • Naltrexone
  • Antabuse
  • Campral

When used in combination with behavioral therapies and an individualized treatment program, medication therapy can help support a person in early recovery by relieving withdrawal symptoms, eliminating cravings, and allowing individuals to focus fully on their existing treatment program. This type of care is known to improve treatment retention rates and reduce the risk of relapse, which is why PAX Riverbend is proud to offer medication therapy at our treatment facility.


Throughout each step of the treatment process, our doctors and addiction specialists will evaluate your progress, manage your medication, and alter your treatment program if needed. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and are ready to take the first step towards recovery, contact us today to see if our medication therapy program is right for you.

PHP Rehabilitation

Partial-hospitalization (PHP) is our highest level of care. After individuals complete detox, they will move to a PHP setting where they will participate in 25 hours of intensive group therapy sessions and one hour of individual therapy each week. This level of care aims to help people uncover and heal from the root causes of their addictions.

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Outpatient Rehabilitation

After completing our PHP program at PAX Riverbend we recommend that patients move down into a lower level of care. During IOP or outpatient rehab, patients will receive between 9-15 hours of clinical care from our licensed therapists. This continued care helps patients stay on the right track in sobriety.

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Medication Therapy

Many people who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction can benefit from medication-assisted treatment (MAT). If you qualify for MAT, you will take FDA-approved medications while participating in a comprehensive treatment program so you can reach a place where you can maintain sobriety on your own.

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