all hands in when fighting Addiciton and substance abuseWhen a person is in the midst of addiction, the chemistry of their brain changes. The brain is “rewired” to crave the drug of choice and the person will stop at nothing to get what they want. Once a person has reached this level of addiction, they may not be able to stop using their drug of choice without experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms. In fact, these withdrawal symptoms may be so painful that the person resumes their drug use to feel “normal”again. It may feel as though there is no chance for these people to live a life without a dependence on drugs or alcohol.

At Arkview Recovery, we are ready to help people regain control of their lives from addiction. In some cases, pharmacotherapy may be necessary for some people to start their addiction treatment. Our Arkview Recovery pharmacotherapy treatment center can give people with an addiction a head start on the road to recovery and is only part of an individualized treatment plan along with our other Addiciton treatment programs .

Pharmacotherapy Treatment Defined

Pharmacotherapy is a method of addiction treatment that combines medication with counseling and behavioral therapies as a holistic approach to recovery. At Arkview Recovery, pharmacotherapy can be an effective treatment approach for people who require more supervision and perhaps more medical services. Our goal is to ensure your safety and comfort while you overcome the immediate physical effects of withdrawal. Once your withdrawal symptoms have eased, your mind will be more open to the therapeutic side of addiction treatment. Our Arkview Recovery team believes that this comprehensive approach to addiction treatment gives people the chance for genuine recovery. We want to equip you with the tools for a healthy lifestyle that is drug and alcohol-free.

Misconceptions About Pharmacotherapy

Unfortunately, there are misconceptions about pharmacotherapy. Our Arkview Recovery team believes that knowledge about pharmacotherapy is essential, so understanding the facts is part of the treatment.

Some of the most common misconceptions about pharmacotherapy treatment are:

  • Pharmacotherapy is just trading one addiction for another. – This is probably the most widespread myth about pharmacotherapy treatment. In fact, studies have shown that pharmacotherapy can act as a bridge between the biological and behavioral components of addiction. As such, this form of treatment can successfully treat addiction and also help to sustain recovery.
  • If you start pharmacotherapy, you can’t stop or you’ll relapse. – As you progress through treatment, our team will help you gradually taper off the medication. We will collaborate with you to ease down the level of medication so that you can eventually end it altogether.
  • There is only one kind of pharmacotherapy available. – Fortunately, there is a wide range of medications available for use in pharmacotherapy, so we can provide treatment for many types of addictive disorders.
  • Pharmacotherapy is only effective for the most severe addictions. – There is no level of addiction that is necessary to qualify for pharmacotherapy. In fact, pharmacotherapy might not be the right treatment option for you. Our Arkview Recovery team will work with you to determine if pharmacotherapy would be effective for you.
  • Pharmacotherapy isn’t “true” recovery. – This misconception can be dangerous. Of course, pharmacotherapy is a legitimate treatment option that has been beneficial for thousands of people.


Arkview Recovery utilizes pharmacotherapy as a focus for our therapy and the doctors can prescribe:

  • Sublocade
  • Suboxone/buprenorphine
  • Vivitrol/Naltrexone
  • Antabuse/Disulfiram

Arkview Recovery will partner with your OTP for Methadone maintenance.

Discover Why Arkview Recovery Is a Pharmacotherapy Treatment Leader

The truth is that it is almost impossible to stop abusing drugs or alcohol on your own if you have a severe addiction. That’s where we can help. At Arkview Recovery, our pharmacotherapy treatment center can be a game-changer for people who have tried unsuccessfully to end their addiction before. Contact us today by calling 717.744.0756 or completing our secure online form to learn more about why Arkview Recovery is a leader in pharmacotherapy treatment in Pennsylvania.