Some people who are recovering from addictions and compulsive behaviors benefit from the addition of medication to therapeutic services. When any of our staff believes that medication may be useful, we recommend an evaluation by one of our psychiatrists. This evaluation determines whether pharmacotherapy would be a useful addition to the other treatment services and whether the use of medication will assist the person in recovery to have greater access to feelings. Those who are recovering from opiate addiction may benefit from psychotherapy in conjunction with the use of buprenorphine (Suboxone). In our experience, combining the use of group psychotherapy with Suboxone maintenance supports the long term recovery process from opiate addiction.