For some patients with a history of extensive alcohol or opioid use, treatment may include the use of non-addictive medication. 

Naltrexone or Vivitrol are some of the medications that may be recommended to help individuals overcome the intense cravings sometimes experienced during the first year of recovery.

Several medications have been used to successfully manage alcohol and drug dependence since 1995. Others have been developed more recently and are administered by one's physician. These medications block the effects of opioids or alcohol in the brain and take away the sensation of getting high or buzzed. As a result of medical advances, there are several good choices for people who are highly motivated to stay in recovery to consider once they have completed medically supervised detoxification. 

Glenbeigh’s treatment protocol includes education on the latest pharmacological therapeutics, along with other options, and the importance of continued counseling along with recovery support. Patients interested in medications to enhance the treatment process are provided with guidance on how to begin medication assisted treatment while at Glenbeigh.