Addiction is never easy. It is a disease. Many do not know this, but when it comes to treating individuals who are addicted to opioids, they also have the option of medication-assisted treatment. This may seem ironic, however, it is very effective. The professionals at Hope Centers of Central Florida are trained medical experts in the practice of Suboxone Treatment. When it comes to opioid addiction, we are a top addiction facility in Orlando.
A Treatment That Works
When it comes to addiction, it is almost impossible just to walk away from the problem. It is a whole process. The individual must change their behavior, thinking, and environment. Quitting cold turkey is almost never an answer. Less than 25 percent of patients are able to remain abstinent for an entire year. This is why Suboxone is so important. This treatment method allows patients to remain sober by reducing the side effects from withdrawal and curbing cravings. The last thing you want is a relapse. The medications that are used in this treatment for opioid dependence are naxoline, and buprenorphine.
What Exactly Is Suboxone Treatment?
There are two medications combined in each dose of Suboxone. The most essential ingredient is buprenorphine, which is classified as a partial opioid agonist, and the second is naloxone which is an opioid antagonist or an opiate blocker. Medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence can include the use of Suboxone to complement the education, counseling, and other support measures that focus on the behavioral aspects of opioid addiction. This medication can allow one to regain a normal state of mind, that is free of withdrawal, cravings, and the drug-induced highs and lows of addiction. Medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction and dependence is much like using medication to treat other chronic illnesses such as heart disease, asthma or diabetes. Taking medication for opioid addiction is not the same as substituting one addictive drug for another. Your healthcare provider will help you to transition to the maintenance phase of treatment when you:
- Are no longer experiencing withdrawal symptoms
- Have minimal to no side effects
- Do not have uncontrollable cravings
In the maintenance phase, you will be taking your medication regularly as prescribed. You should comply with all of the elements in your treatment plan including responsibly handling the medication, staying free from illicit drug use, and seeking counseling and/or psychosocial support.
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We are experts in opioid treatment and suboxone treatment. With our trusted and experienced clinical team and state-of-the-art treatment facility, we can help you get started on the road to lasting recovery. Let our team of caring professionals partner with you during this important time in your life. Opioid dependence is a disease that needs to be treated seriously. Hope Centers of Central Florida is the best choice in Orlando. Call or visit us today to schedule an appointment or ask us about our services. We are a rehabilitation center specializing in opioid dependence.
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