DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT
Drug & Opioid Addiction Treatment
Certain drugs (codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, morphine – to name a few) are commonly prescribed for pain but may lead to dependence even when the drugs are taken as prescribed. These drugs are all known as opioid drugs. Opioids are powerful narcotic drugs that are highly effective at treating pain but unfortunately are highly addictive. Opioid dependence or drug addiction can happen to anyone.
Signs of Drug & Opioid Addiction
Have you or anyone you know had three or more of the following experiences in the last 12 months? If so, you or your loved one may be opioid dependent.
- Having to increase your drug dosage to reach the same effect.
- Experiencing withdraw symptoms when not using.
- Persistently trying to stop using, unsuccessfully.
- Spending a lot of time and money obtaining drugs.
- Prioritizing drugs over family, friends and work.
- Associating yourself more with other users and less with those who don’t use.
- Continuing to use despite negative consequences.
- Manipulating and deceiving in order to feed the habit.
Opioid dependence is a complex and devastating condition, but it can be treated effectively with a medication-assisted treatment plan combined with counseling and support. We understand the process of recovery from addiction can be a long and painful one. By developing an individualized plan of care for each patient, we help aid the patient into sobriety. As clinicians, we make the process as easy as possible by providing both medical support to minimize withdrawals and its symptoms and psychological support that can increase the likelihood of the treatment success.