Medication Management Specialist

Headrick Medical Center

Family Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Customized medication management is critical to successful addiction treatment. At Headrick Medical Center, Daniel J. Headrick, MD, and the team offer highly personalized medication management services to ensure your medication meets your needs, and that over time, you can reduce your dose and eventually eliminate your need for medication. Call the San Juan Capistrano, California, office, or schedule a consultation online today for expert addiction treatments, including medication management.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Medicines such as Suboxone®, Sublocade™, and Vivitrol® are often crucial parts of addiction treatment. However, though these medicines are helpful during your withdrawal and maintenance stages of recovery, they aren’t meant for long-term use. 

Headrick Medical Center provides regular follow up appointments with doctors and nurse practitioners to monitor your symptoms, needs, and refill your prescriptions. Your provider supervises your recovery and adjusts your medicines as needed. 

Your provider also considers any other medications you take regularly, ensuring that a combination of pharmaceuticals doesn’t result in unwanted side effects or reduce the efficacy of any medicine.

What are the benefits of medication management?

Medication management is a critical part of your care plan after you complete inpatient or outpatient treatment for addiction. 

Your provider continues to support your recovery and ensures that your medicine, counseling, and other therapies are effective. Some of the other benefits of medication management in substance abuse treatment include:

  • Assist with the detox process
  • Reduce the risk of relapse
  • Ensures co-occurring disorders are treated
  • Reduce public health risks related to substance abuse

Medication management is a critical part of outpatient detox and maintenance programs. Your provider supervises your medicine use and supports your recovery.

What should I expect from medication management?

When you complete your initial 30-, 60-, or 90-day substance abuse treatment plan, you transition to a maintenance program as you continue on your road to sobriety. 

For example, as your brain recovers, you need less of the medications that helped you through your initial treatment period. 

You’ll have regular appointments with your provider to talk about your progress, symptoms, and struggles. They offer an additional point of contact and support to complement your participation in counseling, group programs, and other therapies to support your recovery.

The licensed providers at Headrick Medical Center adjust your medications as your needs change to keep you on track. 

They ensure that your prescription is controlling your cravings, normalizing your brain chemistry, and preventing recovery-related medical episodes, such as seizures. 

If you’re looking for customized, attentive addiction treatment, including medication management services, call Headrick Medical Center today or schedule a consultation online.