Visit us Mon-Fri from 9:00am to 7:30pm
 3825 Market St, Suite 4
COVID-19 Update: We continue to monitor the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and recommendation. Masks are still required in our facility to protect our patients and staff.
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Medication-Assisted Treatment

Substance abuse is one of our nation’s major health problems and demands effective treatment. We offer both individual and group therapy to engage anyone affected with a substance use disorder. Individual therapy provides an opportunity to become educated about alcohol and drugs, learn skills essential to recovery, and develop strategies to prevent relapse. Group therapy, in turn, works well for those needing affiliation and connection with others experiencing similar issues. Substance abuse treatment is very effective in treating co-occurring disorders. Sometimes the use of pharmacological medications, combined with behavioral therapies, is necessary to treat substance use disorders. Medications prescribed as part of Medication-Assisted Treatment models are part of the comprehensive treatment approach that focuses on the "whole patient."
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OPIOID USE DISODER
Three Medications

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the following mediations for the treatment of opioid use disorder:
- Methadone
- Buprenorphine
- Naltrexone
Unfortunately, no medications have been approved for the treatment of cannabis, hallucinogen, or stimulant use disorders.
Buprenorphine
An opioid medication that is used to treat opioid use disorder (and severe pain) as part of a complete treatment plan that typically includes behavioral therapy.
Brand names:
Belbuca, Subutex, Sublocade, Butrans, Probuphine.
Suboxone, Zubsolv, Cassipa, Bunavail (Combined with naloxone)
Forms:
  • Sublingual tablets
  • Injectable (Buprenex)
  • Transdermal buprenorphine patches
  • Implantable – (Probuphine)
  • Sublocade - Subcutaneous monthly injection
Naltrexone
A medication that blocks the effects of opioid medication, often used in conjunction with a program for opioid or alcohol dependence to prevent relapse.
Brand names:
Vivitrol, Revia, Depade
Forms:
  • 50mg tablets
  • 380mg intramuscular injections
Why MAT?
There are several benefits to choosing MAT.
TREATMENT PROCESS
Who Needs MAT?

Detoxing without the use of medications may cause pain and discomfort, increasing the risk of relapse. Anyone who may be experiencing pain and discomfort from opioid or alcohol withdrawals can be a good candidate for MAT. MAT increases the change of remaining drug-free long term as it works as a tool to chemically trick the brain into believing that the substance is still present.
Avaiability
Thu – Fri from 9:00am to 7:30pm
Cost
$350 (Evaluation) • $125 (Management)
Length of Treatment
Varies from person to person
Addiction Treatment Facility

Wilmington Mental Health provides in-person drug or alcohol addiction treatment and complies with LegitScript’s certification standards, which helps ensure transparency and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Our outpatient substance abuse program is suitable for people with jobs or extensive social supports, is low-intensity, and offers more than just drug education or relapse prevention. Our program is comparable to residential programs in services and effectiveness and adapts to your individual characteristics and needs.
OUR THERAPEUTIC EFFORT IS PROVIDED WITHIN THE MOST CARING, PRIVATE, AND PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT