If you or a loved one has suffered from opioid addiction, you understand how much of a toll it can take on your life. It can not only be detrimental to your health but your social relationships and financial situation as well. Although opioids are sometimes prescribed medically, they are highly addictive. Addiction is characterized by a compulsive and powerful urge to use drugs to feel relief. However, suboxone treatments can help individuals suffering from an opioid and many other types of drug addictions.
Our experts prescribe medications like suboxone to reduce the urges and withdrawal effects of drug addiction. However, when thinking about suboxone treatments though they may begin the road to recovery, it is important to include this treatment as part of a comprehensive plan. Our psychiatrists can develop a wellness plan tailored to your needs, that may help you get back on track.
Options For Combating Substance Abuse
One of the most beneficial effects of suboxone is its ability to alleviate, and potentially eliminate, the symptoms of withdrawal. This medication can be used at the beginning and during your treatment plan. As treatment continues, one of our doctors will guide you through the recovery process. This may involve a higher dose initially that is slowly reduced until the medication is no longer needed. Additionally, studies show the effectiveness of suboxone on the long-term relief of opioid dependence and how it provides a safer option for women who are pregnant with opioid addiction.
Suboxone treatments instill a sense of calmness over the individual, in addition to reducing stress levels. It also provides pain relief and acts as a depressant, to slow the body down. Another benefit of this kind of treatment is that our doctors can prescribe it in the clinic, making it more accessible to the public. Currently, we exist in a period referred to as the opioid crisis. According to the CDC, between 1999 and 2018, 450,000 American adults died from an opioid overdose. With more accessible medications like suboxone, more of the population can heal their opioid addiction.
Worried You Might Relapse?
For anyone battling addiction, this is likely your biggest concern! It can be extremely overwhelming to handle on your own and small mistakes can be very discouraging and usher in a feeling of defeat.
In this study of 1162 participants, it highlights the fact that the first year of battling your addiction is the most crucial. 1 in 3 people who have been sober less than a year is likely to relapse. This study outlines why it is so important to stay committed and have an addictions counselor that you trust to keep you strong. The good news is that after the first year of sobriety, your likelihood of staying sober only continues to increase. We are proud of the fact that we see very high success rates with our clients and stand by our commitment to helping you get better.
Breaking free of addiction can be very challenging, but the feeling of pride and accomplishment, once you have overcome your addiction, makes it all worth it. Putting an end to an addiction gives you back your freedom in every aspect of your life. Whether it’s financially, socially, or most importantly your health and valuable time. By working with a professional, your mind is no longer fixated on your addiction allowing you to focus your efforts on things that will only serve to improve your life.
Take Back Control Of Your Life At My Psychiatrist PLC
Substance abuse can impact your work, mental health, and relationships. However, with the industry’s leading therapies and tools, the experts at My Psychiatrist PLC can guide you down a road to recovery.
When you arrive at our clinic for the first time you will be required to fill out several forms. To expedite your waiting time you may choose to complete these before your appointment and bring with you when you arrive.
When You Arrive
We ask that you show up 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment. When you do, make sure to have the following with you:
- Any medications or herbal supplements that you are currently taking
- Your insurance card
- Your photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport
- Any previous medical or laboratory records
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