Millions of Americans have struggled with, or are currently struggling with an opioid addiction. Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin, morphine, and prescription pain medication. Almost two decades ago, it was thought that new prescription pain medication would help with pain management with little chances of them being addictive. This was mistakenly assumed, and it was soon realized these drugs were highly addictive. Medication assisted treatment in Coral Springs is one way you can get the help you need to overcome opioid addiction. With the help of our caring and dedicated staff at Edge Recovery, sobriety is possible.
How Does Medication Assisted Treatment Work?
Our medication assisted treatment program in Coral Springs is a 120 day treatment program designed to help addicts fully overcome their opioid addiction. When going through a medication assisted treatment program the addict is prescribed medication which helps combat the effects of opioids. These medications work by helping to rebalance receptors in the brain. Opioids addiction is a brain disease, and taking medication to help restore and rebalance receptors in the brain helps fight this addiction.
There are three main medications that are often prescribed in a medication assisted treatment program. Depending on different factors can determine which medication will work best for each individual. The three medications often used in treatment facilities include buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone. While each medication is a little different, they all work to rebalance and restore the receptors in the brain.
How is Buprenorphine Used During Medicated Assisted Treatment?
One of the drugs that is being used in medication assisted treatment is buprenorphine. This medication helps to ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce drug cravings. Taken daily, this medication has proven to be effective for treating opioid addiction and dependency. Available through the prescription of a certified physician, naloxone is often prescribed with buprenorphine. This is added to the medication to discourage the abuse of buprenorphine. Naloxone will induce withdrawal symptoms if buprenorphine is injected or used with another opioid.
When someone is struggling with addiction reducing potential withdrawal symptoms is key during recovery. Many addicts can undergo serious and sometimes even deadly withdrawal symptoms, which is what makes the medication buprenorphine so effective. It helps the addict not feel the effect of withdrawal symptoms when they stop using opioids. This medication also helps reduce the cravings and urges a user will get to use opioids. Combining these two gives the addict a real chance at recovery.
Edge Recovery helps those who are going through and struggling with opioid addiction. Depending on the individual, buprenorphine might be the most effective medication to help you get sober. Are you ready to learn more about how medication assisted treatment can help you? Call Edge Recovery today and take the first step towards getting back control of your life. Opioids don’t have to control your life any longer. Get sober with help from Edge Recovery today.