OPIOID & PAIN MEDICATION ADDICTION
Opioid/Heroin Treatment Programs
Addiction Recovery Centers knows that opioids are clearly one of the deadliest and catastrophic disease epidemics in our country, and opioid abuse has been increasing exponentially over the past decade. Also adding to the epidemic is the open availability of heroin in our communities. Our country now finds itself in a hyper-acute emergency.
WHAT IS AN OPIOID?
Opioids are readily available on the street, known as heroin, and are also prescribed in many forms. Many times addiction starts because one does not know that they are even being prescribed an opioid and the risk that may be involved. Just think if your doctor had asked you if you wanted some heroin for pain after a surgery. There may have been a different outcome. Following is a list of the most commonly prescribed opiate medications:
Codeine (only available in generic form)
Fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora)
Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER, Zohydro ER)
Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
Individuals, families, and communities are being torn apart as a result of this miserable addiction. What frequently begins as a simple experimentation with prescription pills, or the inappropriate treatment of a chronic condition with powerful narcotics, may inevitably progress to a desperate and life threatening problem with high dose prescription pills or IV heroin. In some states, opiate overdose accounts for more deaths than car accidents! Methadone maintenance and Suboxone therapy can be effective for a number of individual to change their lifestyle, and allow them to emerge from terribly destitute conditions. We want to take clients to the next level of freedom by detoxing off of this addictive maintenance drug and transition to a non-addictive medication that can help with the cravings and support relapse. At Addiction Recovery Centers our goal is to free individuals to be completely unshackled from any addictive substances or their substitutes.
At Addiction Recovery Centers, we support the goal of lifelong abstinence. Once patients have completed a safe, tolerable, and assisted detoxification process, we will frequently employ naltrexone which serves to significantly reduce the constantly intrusive obsessions to drink or use. Long acting naltrexone therapy combined with one-on- one counseling provides the best opportunity for success and relapse prevention. To get help now call 855-393- 4673 (HOPE).
Outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Options for Opioid Addiction and Dependency:
Our Opioid Treatment Programs Include:
Outpatient Medical Support
Patient Advocacy/Relapse Prevention