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Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR)

There are many paths to recovery. Our goal is to help you find the path that works for you. We will explore the best type of care for your needs after completion of an assessment.

Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapy to treat certain addictive disorders. Individuals with these disorders can be evaluated for medications as part of their treatment program.

Examples of Medication Assisted Recovery:


Methadone is dispensed to individuals with opioid use disorder in residential facilities and in the outpatient setting.

Buprenorphine Products

Buprenorphine products are used to treat opioid use disorder, and include Suboxone®, Zubsolv®, Bunavail®, and others. They are administered in the inpatient, residential, and partial hospital settings, and prescribed in the outpatient setting.

Naltrexone Products

Naltrexone products are administered either orally or in a once monthly injection (Vivitrol®) for both opioid and alcohol use disorders.


This medication is administered or prescribed to treat alcohol use disorder in select individuals.

Tobacco Cessation Products

There are a variety of tobacco product cessation products available including multiple nicotine replacement delivery systems, bupropion (Zyban®), and varenicline (Chantix®).

Other Medications

There are a number of medications that can be used to treat a variety of addictive disorders in select individuals. 

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