Opioid Addiction Treatment Program in Clinton, SC

If you’re looking for an opioid addiction treatment program in South Carolina, Vertical Treatment Centers can help.

Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs in South Carolina

At Vertical Treatment Centers, we take a holistic approach to opioid addiction. Unlike many methadone clinics and multi-step programs, our goal is to address the root cause of the addiction through mental health counseling. We use medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to support patients in recovery.

Vertical Treatment Centers provides group therapy, one-on-one counseling, and a variety of medication-assisted treatments, including Suboxone® and Sublocade®. Call us or come to our Clinton location today to begin your recovery journey.

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Drug Related Overdoses

every day in South Carolina

The Stats

Babies Born in SC

dependent on opioids in 2020

Deaths from overdose

in SC every day

The Stats

Drug Related Overdoses

Babies Born in SC

every day in South Carolina

dependent on opioids in 2020

Deaths from overdose

in SC every day

What are Opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs that have a high affinity for the brain’s Mu receptors. These drugs include heroin and prescription pain relievers such as fentanyl, hydrocodone (Vicodin®), oxycodone (OxyContin®), and morphine. Prescription opioids are frequently used to alleviate pain following surgery, and have a highly addictive nature. Opioids work by attaching to Mu receptors on nerve cells in the brain. When they attach, the opioids block pain messages that are being sent from the body. This makes opioids highly effective at pain relief.

Upon first use, opioids frequently induce a tremendous surge of pleasure. However, this exhilaration is fleeting and can develop into a severe addiction that is difficult to overcome.

It is critical to get treatment if you or a loved one is suffering from opioid addiction.

We’re Not a Detox Center

Vertical Treatment Centers do not provide a detox facility, and we do not provide inpatient addiction treatment. Our primary focus is on mental and behavioral health, and when needed, medication-assisted treatment.

Medications We Offer

Vertical Treatment Centers offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to patients with opioid addictions. These medications include Suboxone®, Subutex®, and Sublocade®, as well as a variety of other medications the FDA has authorized for the treatment of opioid addiction.

Each of our treatment options are safe and effective for opioid addiction therapy, and are tailored to the needs of our patients. Get more information on medication assisted treatment in Clinton by contacting us!

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How treatment works at Vertical Treatment Centers

Get Started

Call us (or let us call you!) to set up an intake appointment, toxicology screen, discuss payment options, and review expectations.

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Meet with your team

Meet with a medical team member and your therapist to complete the assessment process, develop a personalized treatment plan, and receive prescriptions based on your needs.

Reach your goals

Continue to attend individual and/or group counseling, complete toxicology screens, and meet with medical team members to progress toward your goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Opioid Addiction Treatment in South Carolina

What is the most effective way to treat opioid addiction?

There are many effective ways to treat opioid addiction. Our method combines medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with behavioral health counseling to attack the problem from multiple angles. This combination helps alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings while also addressing the mental health issues that often led to the addiction in the first place.

Which medication is frequently used to treat opioid addiction?

Suboxone®, Subutex®, methadone, and extended-release buprenorphine (Sublocade®) are medications frequently used to treat opioid addictions. We do not offer methadone at Vertical Treatment Centers.

How Is Suboxone® Different from Methadone?

Both Suboxone® and methadone are commonly used to treat opioid use disorders.

Suboxone® is a partial agonist, meaning it has a lower affinity for the brain’s mu receptors, leaving a percentage of the receptors free to begin healing.

Methadone is a full agonist, meaning it has a high affinity for the brains Mu receptors (binding to most of the mu receptors with every dosing) similar to other opioid full agonists such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, heroine and other opioids.

For this reason, methadone is easier to misuse, develop a dependency (requiring a higher and higher dose to work), and more difficult to wean. Thus, patients are often required to visit methadone clinics more frequently and, in most cases, daily for closer oversight.

For the above reasons, we do not offer methadone at Vertical Treatment Centers.

Why is opioid abuse prevention important?

Opioids are highly addictive, and the side effects of an addiction can be life-threatening. Thus, preventing opioid abuse – or stopping it in its initial stages – can save lives. We believe education and community support are the best ways to prevent people from abusing opioids. If you or your loved one have already abused opioids, we can you with mental health support to free you from further addiction.

When can I expect to be free of my opioid addiction if I go to treatment?

There is no standard timeline for full recovery from opioid addiction. For many, recovery from addiction is a lifelong process. By going to treatment, you are giving yourself a chance to free yourself from your addiction. We believe in you!