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Suboxone Treatment in Panama City, FL
Opioids, especially those that have been developed and marketed by major pharmaceutical companies, claim the lives of more Americans each year than gun violence does. Specifically, 100 people every day are killed by guns while 130 people die as the result of an opioid overdose. The opioid epidemic has quickly turned into an opioid crisis, with more than two million people addicted to prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin and one million hooked on heroin. These numbers are continuously shifting, however, as more people who abuse prescription painkillers are turning to the use of heroin instead. Some of the many reasons for this include better price, easy access, and the ability to get the same type of high.
Just as each and every person who dies from gun violence has a family and a life of their own, so do those who are overdosing from opioids. It can be difficult for people to feel the same amount of empathy for those addicted to opioids as they do for gun violence victims, simply because the disease of addiction can feel so personal and purposeful. And while those feelings are valid, the truth of the matter is that people addicted to opioids are suffering from a disease that is causing them to make the decisions that they do.
People who are addicted to opioids can stop and go on to live happy, healthy lives. At our Suboxone treatment in Panama City, FL, we work to ensure that each person who comes to us for care is given the second chance that he or she deserves.
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What is Suboxone?
When people become addicted to opioids, it is very common for them to also have a dependence on them. This means that without continuously abusing opioids, the body will begin going into withdrawal, which produces several uncomfortable and even distressing symptoms. For decades, those attending addiction treatment centers have been prescribed methadone to help combat these symptoms, but in 2003, Suboxone was introduced to the field and viewed as a breakthrough in the treatment of opioid addiction.
Suboxone is a medication that is comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone. Naloxone, which is the main ingredient in Narcan, the medication that can be administered to help reverse an opioid overdose, blocks the opioid receptors in the brain. This means that the opioid receptors do not become activated like they would if heroin or another highly potent opioid was being abused. Working right alongside naloxone is buprenorphine, which while opioid-based, directly helps to curb cravings and calm withdrawal symptoms. When someone is on Suboxone, he or she can better manage the physical aspects related to their recovery so that other areas of his or her recovery can be focused on.
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Our Suboxone Treatment in Panama City, FL
Our Suboxone treatment in Panama City, FL is part of our medication-assisted programming that we offer those who are wanting to end their opioid addiction for good. We do not just prescribe clients with Suboxone and then send them back home, rather we incorporate Suboxone into a complete treatment plan that encompasses all of the needs of our clients.
When you enter into our Suboxone treatment in Panama City, FL, you will start taking Suboxone almost right away, as your withdrawal symptoms (if not already occurring) will likely occur soon, and you will want to have Suboxone in your system to help with those symptoms. Some people take Suboxone for the duration of their detox and then slowly wean themselves off of it, while others continue to take it for years. You are unique in your own treatment needs, which is why we work with you to determine how long you should remain on this medication.
Our entire goal with our Suboxone treatment in Panama City, FL is to treat your physical and psychological symptoms as best as possible through the use of as many evidence-based and helpful modalities as we can. In many cases, that includes adding Suboxone to one’s treatment plan.
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If you are addicted to opioids, you do not need to keep abusing them. You can stop using and live to tell about it. The very thought of ending opioid abuse can be extremely upsetting, but there is no greater loss than your life, which you will lose if you continue to use.
Do not wait one more second. Call us and learn more about our Suboxone treatment in Panama City, FL. We can help you.