Opioid Addiction Treatment - MY CONCIERGE MD

Recovering from an opioid addiction and opioid use disorder is not easy. Substance abuse stemming from the use of opioids is extremely draining, physically and emotionally. Quitting a heavy addition cold turkey can cause physical damage to the body, and worse case scenario, cause death.

Patients that are suffering from opiate addiction and substance use disorder should receive the proper treatment to detox from their addiction and quit for good. There are many factors that lead patients to prescription opioids and many times there is a dual diagnosis such as depression, anxiety and other conditions that continue the abuse of opioids. One of the best things that you can do for a person that is in need of a opioid detox is to encourage them to visit a treatment center such as MyConciergeMD and obtain treatment for their opioid addiction. Entrusting patients to the friendly physicians at MyConciergeMD will ensure that their opioid detox and treatment will be successful and long lasting.

Fortunately, our medical team is extremely knowledgeable in the treatment of opioids in an outpatient setting. Our healthcare providers have a suboxone license and use medications such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and naloxone in our treatment program. Our addiction specialist take pride in treating their patients with dignity and respect. Doing so ensures a safe and effective detox that leads to a quick recovery.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Outpatient Drug Rehab

Leaving a person suffering from substance addiction to their devices can damage them physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Encouraging them to seek drug rehabilitation expresses your care and concern for their well-being. Upon entering a treatment center, patients will undergo an evaluation to determine their neurological state, physical dependency, and lifestyle issues. This will help identify the best way to help the patient with their opiate dependence and withdrawal symptoms.

Outpatient Opiate Detox

It is extremely difficult for an individual to simply quit an opioid addiction without a medication-assisted treatment. Doing so may throw their system into shock and cause further medical issues and relapse. Typically, after missing the first dose of opioid, patients go into opiate withdrawal. Symptoms include sweating, rapid heartbeat, nausea, insomnia, extreme anxiety, and sore muscles. For a successful opioid detox, it is vital that patients enter a treatment program and be placed on the proper medications to help them through the opiate detox. Our physicians are able to properly evaluate the patient and offer the best outpatient opiate treatment that is safe for patients as well as comfortable.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Each patient’s needs are different. Our outpatient addition treament includes the care of physicians, nurses as well as psychiatrists when needed. Our addiction specialist will take the time to create the best opiate addiction treatment plan that is optimal for the patient and their long-term success. These individualized plans are designed to increase the probability that the rapid detox a patient endures will last long term. Once the opiate withdrawal symptoms start to subside, a patient will be prescribed a medicine to help with future cravings. There are many different medications available; however, suboxone has a record for being successful in outpatient addiction treatment.

Services We Offer For Opioid Addiction and Management of Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Medication-assisted treatment & Treatment Options
  • Suboxone
  • Methadone
  • Naloxone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Outpatient detox
  • Behavioral Health
  • Education of family Members & loved ones
  • Opioid dependence counseling and education
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Treatment of other health conditions
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • Medications for mental health
  • Interventions

Opiod treatment program

We offer treatment for the following addictions

  • Heroin
  • Fentanyl
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • and other opioids

What is the best treatment for opioid use disorder?

Suboxone for Opioid Treatment

Treatment of opioid addiction is often a difficult process. Suboxone remains one of the best treatments for opioid addiction. Suboxone’s active ingredients are Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Suboxone is an antagonist for pain receptors and thus binds to opioid receptors in the brain and blocks the opioid receptors. As Suboxone induces this physical process, it also prevents the usual opioid withdrawal feelings from occurring. Although patients will receive counseling and undergo further evaluation to improve the likelihood of staying sober, Suboxone may be prescribed beyond the initial opioid detox. The dosage of Suboxone will be reduced slowly over time to ensure a successful treatment with low risk of relapse. A patient’s opiate use and duration as well as their progress will determine the duration of the Suboxone prescription.

Suboxone also is less habit forming than methadone and comes in two forms. It comes as tablets as well as sublingual films and has a lower potential for misuse.

Why are opioids so addicting?

Why are opioids so addicting - MY CONCIERGE MD

Many times people who start taking opioids do so on an occasional use. Over time people can become addicted and dependent on the opioids they are taking due to its addictive nature. Opioids bind to receptors in the brain and over time physical dependence develops and one needs to continue to take the opioids to feel well.

What is opioid withdrawal?

Opioid withdrawal occurs when someone who is physiologically dependent on the use of opioids reduces the amount of opioid that they are taking or abruptly stops the use. Symptoms and signs of withdrawal include drug craving, restlessness or anxiety, gastrointestinal symptoms, sweating, cold chills, rapid heart rate and more.

Effective Treatment

An effective treatment for any addiction includes the diagnosis and treatments of underlying conditions that could have contributed to the opioid abuse and opioid addiction. In many cases there is a dual diagnoses that is in play. Some of the underlying conditions that can contribute to one becoming addicted include the underlying diagnosis of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and others. Our healthcare providers will ensure that we discuss this at the time of treatment and treat the underlying medical condition at the same time. We offer a variety of IV and IM medications to help with withdrawal symptoms as well as to boost the bodies immune system. We also can prescribe medications such as non opioid pain relievers to assist in the side effects of withdrawal and chronic pain.

Opioid Crisis in America

Public health officials have becoming increasingly more concerned with the opioid epidemic in the United States over the last decade. Per the department of health, the opioid epidemic has been increasing steadily over the years and drug use has increased dramatically over the same period. From 1999 to 2016 more than 630,000 people succumbed to a drug overdose. Per the NIH and CDC, the stats indicate a 5x increase in overdose deaths from 1999 to 2016. On average about 115 Americans are dying everyday from an opioid drug overdose per the centers for disease control and prevention.

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