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BrightView is dedicated to fighting the opioid epidemic in Virginia and beyond. One of the most effective tools at our disposal is medication assisted treatment, which is an alternative to traditional inpatient rehab. This approach is most appropriate for those who are facing treatment-resistant opioid addiction. Certain FDA-approved medications can relieve withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings, which can help prevent a return to use for those in recovery.

If you or a loved one is ready to break free of an opioid use disorder, connect with Brightview Recovery today.


Addiction involves the reward centers of the brain. Feelings of pleasure occur when individuals take certain substances, including opioids. Opioids cause a massive release of the neurochemicals that cause pleasure, which is what makes these substances so addictive. Over time, the pathways in the brain change. It becomes more difficult to feel a sense of reward or satisfaction without opioids. The brain begins to associate good feelings exclusively with opioids or other substances.

This means that lasting recovery from opioid use disorder involves deprogramming the brain. It’s vital for those facing opioid addiction to learn new ways of coping with stress and other triggers. Medication assisted treatment is an effective way to break free of this addiction because it supplements the neurochemicals that activate the reward center of the brain without contributing to dependency.


Medication assisted treatment is not a standalone approach to addiction treatment. It’s always used alongside other treatment modalities, which can include therapy and counseling. This combination is highly effective in helping those in recovery avoid returning to use.

Just a few of the benefits of MAT include:

  • This approach is safe and is always monitored by medical professionals
  • Those who participate in MAT are less to overdose
  • Patients in MAT programs tend to stay in treatment for longer
  • Relapse is less likely for those in MAT programs

Addiction can impact every aspect of an individual’s life, from their relationships with loved ones to their physical and mental health. Families and communities can be devastated by this disease. Medication assisted treatment at BrightView clinics throughout Virginia can help communities heal. Through evidence-based treatment methods, lasting, sustainable recovery is possible.



Our Virginia centers offer Suboxone for those facing opioid use disorders. This medication is made up of buprenorphine and naloxone, which work together to ease withdrawal symptoms as well as curb cravings. Suboxone works by blocking the effects of opioids, making their use less tempting. Through the use of Suboxone, it’s possible to spend more time focusing on aspects of treatment like therapy and counseling.

Oral Naltrexone

Naltrexone can help those working to overcome opioid and alcohol addiction by curbing cravings and blocking the effects of these substances. Oral naltrexone is not habit-forming and can be taken every two to three days to make it easier for patients to schedule visits to our medication assisted treatment clinics.


Vivitrol can be used in the treatment of both alcohol and opioid addiction. It prevents relapse and lasts longer than other medications. While the use of Vivitrol isn’t recommended until an individual is stable, once they’ve reached this point, they can use Vivitrol safely. Each injection of Vivitrol lasts for up to 30 days. If Vivitrol is right for you, the BrightView team can add this medication to your customized treatment plan.


Methadone is a medication that can help those facing opioid addiction avoid relapse and painful withdrawal symptoms. Methadone stabilizes dopamine production and is especially useful during withdrawal. Since methadone is an opioid, it is only available under the supervision of a clinician.

Methadone is currently only available in our Chesapeake center.


Take the first step on the path to recovery. In our center, you’ll find the guidance you need to break free of opioid use disorder and find long-term healing. The evidence-based approaches to addiction treatment we offer in our Virginia clinics can help you or a loved one overcome addiction. Reach out to us today by calling 888-501-9865 or connect with us online to learn more.