PAINKILLER AND OPIATE ADDICTION TREATMENTS
Prescription Painkillers are highly addictive. These drugs affect the reward center in the brain which signals the craving for more and more over time. Addiction occurs when someone develops a dependency to a drug and then misuses the drug. Long-term abuse causes physical changes to the brain and alters brain chemistry. When the supply is abruptly stopped, the body reacts and withdrawal symptoms begin. Our medication assisted treatment program drastically reduces the typical withdrawal symptoms.
Opioid withdrawal can last several hours or several weeks depending on the level of dependence. Symptoms can be acute and severe. Even after the severe symptoms subside, some physical and mental discomfort can persist. Without medical assistance, many patients relapse to avoid these residual symptoms. Common symptoms include drug cravings, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, aches, negative mood and agitation.
SUBOXONE© (buprenorphine and naloxone) is an FDA approved medication that is used to fight opioid or painkiller addiction. It suppresses withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings while blocking the effects of other opioids. Buprenorphine does not cause the euphoria experienced with other opioids, so its abuse potential is lower than methadone and other alternative medications. Our physicians will assess your current situation and begin a prescription regimen to give you the best chance for success.
Simply call 205-731-9090 to schedule your first appointment with one of our specially trained physicians. We can help you get your life back.