Addiction Medicine

First Step Recovery Center

Addiction Medicine & Substance Abuse Treatment located in Reynoldsburg, Marion, Lancaster, and Columbus, OH

Addiction medicine encompasses all of the treatments you need to recover from an addiction and prevent a relapse as you learn to live a life that’s free from drugs or alcohol. You can receive comprehensive addiction medicine from the exceptional team at First Step Recovery Center, which is fully licensed and accredited by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. To learn more about addiction medicine, which includes medication, therapy, and education, call one of the offices in Reynoldsburg, Marion, Lancaster, or Columbus, Ohio, or book a consultation online today. 

Addiction Medicine Q & A

What substance use disorders does addiction medicine treat?

Addiction medicine focuses on diagnosing and treating all of the different types of addictions. The team at First Step Recovery Center often treats patients with addictions to:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Opioids (narcotic painkillers)
  • Methamphetamines
  • Barbiturates (tranquilizers)
  • Club drugs (Ecstasy, ketamine)
  • Hallucinogens

They also care for people with an addiction to cannabis or marijuana.

What treatments do addiction medicine specialists provide?

The addiction medicine specialists at First Step Recovery Center take a holistic approach, offering medical, psychological, and educational care that supports all aspects of your detox, recovery, and overall health. They offer:

Medically assisted treatment (MAT)

MAT combines a medical detox with addiction counseling. The detox medications normalize your brain chemistry, prevent withdrawal symptoms, and diminish your urges.

Your provider at First Step Recovery Center may use one of several possible detox medications that are approved for different types of addictions, such as:

  • Suboxone®
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naloxone
  • Methadone
  • Naltrexone
  • Sublocade®
  • Acamprosate
  • Disulfiram

Addiction counseling helps you identify the habits, emotions, and circumstances that tempt you to use drugs or alcohol. Then you learn new behaviors and skills so you can prevent a relapse.

Medication management

Medication management supports your ongoing recovery and remission with the prescription medications you need to maintain your progress. You may also receive medications for mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Continuing care

As part of their holistic addiction medicine services, the team offers services that support your ongoing care after detox, including life skills training, workforce development, crisis intervention, case management, and sober living housing.

Where can I receive addiction medicine?

Addiction medicine is provided at every step of your detox and recovery. The team at First Step Recovery Center offers treatment at several levels of care, including:

  • Standard outpatient program
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Medically managed inpatient services

The level of care you need depends on your physical and mental health needs. The time you spend in the office or clinic increases at each level. 

For example, the standard outpatient program allows you to detox and receive treatment in the office for about 2-5 hours each week. If you need the intensive outpatient program, you spend 10-15 hours each week in treatment. 

The partial hospitalization program is an outpatient program provided in the hospital. If you need extensive 24-hour care, you go into the inpatient program.  

If you need help to break free from an addiction, call First Step Recovery Center or schedule a consultation online today.