Medication & Urinalysis
When oral medication compliance fails, injectable medication can offer an excellent option for successful treatment. Choices include:
Vivitrol®, which lasts for up to 30 days, is an opiate antagonist to prevent opiate relapse and alcohol relapse. Learn more about Vivitrol.
There are also injectable anti-psychotic medications for the treatment of bipolar and schizophrenia.
Most of these medications last 14-30 days to ensure patient compliance for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and relapse prevention for substance abuse disorders.
In addition, urine drug screen testing can be performed to ensure accountability and optimize treatment performance.
In Santa Monica, California, psychiatrist Dr. Soroya Bacchus has appointments available for injectable medications, including convenient Saturday hours. Most insurance plans offer partial or full coverage for these medications. Our office can also work with your designated pharmacy in drug ordering and storing until it is ready for use.
Please contact our LA-area psychiatry office for more information on how we can assist you with these newest advances in psychiatric treatment. Call (310) 829-4640 for an appointment with Dr. Bacchus or schedule an appointment online.