ALCOHOL/OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT

Addiction to Opioids

What is opioid use disorder?

Opioid use disorder is a medical condition characterized by compulsive and uncontrollable use of opioids despite negative consequences. It is a type of substance use disorder that can lead to physical, psychological, and social problems, as well as an increased risk of overdose and death. Symptoms of opioid use disorder include strong cravings, inability to control drug use, withdrawal symptoms, tolerance (requiring more of the drug to achieve the same effect) and continued use of opioids despite negative consequences. Opioids include prescription opioids such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Morphine, and Fentanyl, as well as illegal substances such as Heroin.

Treatments

If you are struggling with opioid addiction, you are not alone. Suboxone Therapy is a useful tool to help you focus on treatment and achieve recovery from opioid dependence. Going “cold turkey” or suddenly stopping opioid use can cause severe pain and discomfort, which can be life-threatening. Suboxone Therapy, which uses Buprenorphine, helps by preventing opioids from attaching to receptors in the brain. Without being able to attached to opioid receptors in the brain, opioids cannot produce their addictive effect on an individual. Our addiction recovery specialists at Achieve Whole Recovery administer this therapy to make the process of opioid recovery smoother and more tolerable. The benefits of Suboxone Therapy include diminished physical dependency to opioids, fewer withdrawal symptoms and cravings, increased safety in the event of an overdose, lowered potential for misuse, fewer side effects from quitting opioids, and the ability to use in conjunction with other treatment methods. Suboxone is taken as a sublingual film 1-3 times per day. In contrast, Sublocade is an injectable form of buprenorphine (the active ingredient of Suboxone) that lasts for one month. If you’re interested in Suboxone Therapy/Sublocade Therapy or any other addiction recovery services, Achieve Whole Recovery offers compassionate and effective care.

If you’re struggling with opioid addiction, Achieve Whole Recovery provides Vivitrol/Naltrexone injections to help you overcome dependence on this substance. Vivitrol, or Naltrexone, is given once a month to help prevent relapse in alcohol or opioid-dependent patients. It is a non-addictive and non-narcotic treatment that can help increase the likelihood of abstinence while decreasing cravings. This treatment option is covered by Medicaid and most commercial insurances. It is important to note that this chemical treatment is used in conjunction with complete detoxification and counseling to achieve the best results. Contact Achieve Whole Recovery to learn more about Vivitrol treatment and how it can help you break free from opioid addiction.

Treatment for Alcohol addiction

Alcohol use disorder, also known as alcoholism, is a pattern of alcohol consumption that involves difficulties in controlling drinking, experiencing withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop or reduce drinking, needing to drink more to achieve the same effect, and continuing to drink despite negative consequences on one’s health, relationships, and daily life activities. Alcohol use disorder can range from mild to severe, and it is diagnosed based on the number of symptoms an individual exhibits.

Treatments

If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, Achieve Whole Recovery provides Vivitrol/Naltrexone injections to help you overcome dependence on this substance. Vivitrol, or Naltrexone, is given once a month to help prevent relapse in alcohol or opioid-dependent patients. It is a non-addictive and non-narcotic treatment that can help increase the likelihood of abstinence while decreasing cravings. This treatment option is covered by Medicaid and most commercial insurances. It is important to note that this chemical treatment is used in conjunction with complete detoxification and counseling to achieve the best results. Contact Achieve Whole Recovery to learn more about Vivitrol treatment and how it can help you break free from alcohol addiction.

 

There are other medications used to treat alcohol use disorder.  One medication similar to naltrexone is acamprosate, which is only available in oral form but may offer additional advantages when used alone or in combination with naltrexone.  While less effective, other medications (but not limited to) such as disulfiram, gabapentin, and topiramate may be helpful when managed by a skilled and experienced addiction medicine provider.

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