If you or a loved one are struggling with opioid addiction, consider starting treatment in the new year. Working with a team of doctors can help you face your addiction and get on the road to recovery.
Addiction is a condition characterized by repeated, compulsive seeking and use of drugs, alcohol or similar substances despite adverse social, mental, and physical consequences. It is usually accompanied by psychological and physical dependence on the abused substance and the appearance of withdrawal symptoms when the addictive substance is rapidly decreased or nonexistent. When a person becomes trapped in addiction, it is as though the addiction makes decisions instead of them.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. A common misconception associated with MAT is that it substitutes one drug for another. Instead, these medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body.
MAT programs provide a safe and controlled level of medication to overcome the use of an abused opioid. Suboxone suppresses and reduces cravings for the abused drug.
The goal of treatment is to improve the functionality of the patients’ life. We strongly believe that a person with an opioid addiction can regain a healthy, productive life.