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Medication-Assisted Treatment in IOP
Opioid overdoses are happening every single day in every single part of the country. A reported 130 people die daily because of opioid overdoses, with countless others being successfully revived through the use of Narcan or other emergency medical procedures. Despite the continued increase in opioid overdoses, people are still continuing to abuse these highly potent substances.
In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, with roughly 47,000 of them overdosing on opioids. Of the 3 million people that meet the criteria for opioid use disorder, 2 million of them are addicted to prescription painkillers and 1 million are addicted to heroin.
These numbers are expected to shift, as many of those abusing prescription painkillers are currently turning to the use of heroin or illegally manufactured fentanyl because they produce the same effects (if not more powerful) as prescription painkillers do. Plus, they are much cheaper and more readily available.
Opioids have never been more dangerous to abuse than they are today. Of course, these substances have always been deadly, but with the uptick in demand, dealers are cutting their stashes with fentanyl or other drugs to make each dose more potent, while also helping them to make more money as they are expanding their stashes.
This means that anyone, anywhere in the United States can purchase what they think is heroin and use it as they normally would without knowing that a much more potent opioids like fentanyl is also laced into it. This is one cause of the thousands of opioid overdoses experienced each year in the country.
Abusing opioids in any capacity is dangerous and can lead to death. Luckily, if you have an opioid addiction, you do not need to let it continue. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can help.
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MAT for Opioid Addiction
No matter your opinion on medication-assisted treatment, it has proven time and time again to save the lives of those desperately struggling with opioid addiction. For many people addicted to opioids like heroin, fentanyl, Percocet, and other prescription painkillers, medication-assisted treatment is the only treatment approach that helps them effectively end their dependency on these potent substances and better manage the many different physiological effects that can develop when slowly being restored to sobriety.
Make no mistake—medication-assisted treatment is only effective when specific medications are responsibly prescribed and psychological therapies are being provided.
The medications that are most commonly used in medication-assisted treatment include methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Methadone, which has been used in treatment centers since the 1960s and buprenorphine (since the 2000s) both work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, just as any other opioid would. Methadone or buprenorphine does not produce the same euphoric, relaxing high that one gets when abusing opioids. As a result, withdrawal symptoms such as abdominal cramps, vomiting, sweats and chills, and headaches are not as severe and cravings to keep using opioids are lessened significantly. This is extremely beneficial for clients, as knowing that detoxing from opioids will be less distressing is a major draw to participating in this type of treatment. Also, because symptoms and cravings will be somewhat muted, clients can focus get right down to business in their therapy sessions once they are physically stable enough to do so.
When these medications are used in conjunction with going to therapy, they work to help “connect the dots” for clients who would otherwise be struggling with clouded cognition due to changes in brain structure and chemistry because of their addiction. Having a clearer mindset can allow for continued success in therapy, and in turn, one’s recovery.
Medication-assisted treatment in Panama City Beach is a leader in the provision of this type of opioid addiction treatment.
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Medication-Assisted Treatment at Emerald Coast’s IOP
Medication-assisted treatment in Panama City Beach can be the answer that you and your loved ones have been looking for.
We are one of the thousands of different treatment programs that offer this type of opioid addiction treatment, however, we stand above the rest because of our detailed attention to providing top-of-the-line care and treating all clients with dignity, respect, and compassion. When enrolled in medication-assisted treatment in Panama City Beach, you and your loved ones can rest assured that only the best evidence-based treatment is being provided.
Thankfully, medications that are included in medication-assisted treatment programs are readily available in most all facilities that offer opioid addiction treatment. At medication-assisted treatment in Panama City Beach, we utilize methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone in combination with several therapeutic modalities proven to help treat opioid addiction inside and out.
When you begin medication-assisted treatment at Panama City Beach, you will receive an individualized treatment plan that is designed to meet the many needs you may have. This plan will focus on your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, as medication-assisted treatment is intended to treat the “whole patient.”
The type of medication you will be prescribed and the length of time you will use it will depend on factors specific to you, such as how long you were abusing opioids for, the amount of opioids you were abusing if you have a co-occurring condition, and so on.
For the entirety of your participation in medication-assisted treatment in Panama City Beach, our team of dedicated professionals will be there to support you and guide you as you make your way towards recovery.
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Medication-assisted treatment in Panama City Beach can help you break free from the dangerous and deadly cycle of opioid addiction. We understand that you might feel hopeless and defeated in your struggles with these powerful drugs, but you have the ability to make a change right now by simply calling JourneyPure Emerald Coast. Here, you can begin medication-assisted treatment in Panama City Beach and start rewriting the script of your life.
Do not wait any longer to get the help that you deserve. Call us right now to learn more about medication-assisted treatment in Panama City Beach and how we can help.