Our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program is a multi-disciplinary approach to addiction treatment. Your treatment team will work with you to establish a plan that fits your individual needs, including counseling sessions, medical evaluations, and medication management.
Buprenorphine (Suboxone) has been found to effectively treat opioid addiction by easing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings. As a result, the patient can focus on changing behaviors and repairing their life.
The individual counseling portion of our Medication Assisted Treatment program plays a key role in our personalized, holistic approach to helping you to fully recover, rebuild, and reconnect.
What are Opioids?
The opioid drug class includes heroin and medications often prescribed for pain relief, such as oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, morphine, and fentanyl.
Opioid pain relievers are very effective at relieving pain, but when taken for an extended time, even if prescribed by a doctor, may lead to dependence or addiction.
Signs of Opioid Addiction
Many people don’t realize they have become dependent on opioids until it’s too late, so it’s important to recognize common signs of addiction as soon as possible. Below are some of the most common changes in behavior that may indicate opioid addiction.
- Increased tolerance to medication – taking larger doses of opioids to achieve the same affect.
- Often running out of prescribed medication before the intended timeframe.
- Experiencing physical withdrawal when not taking opioids. Withdrawal symptoms may include nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, muscle aches, sweating, fever, and general dysphoric mood.
- Having a strong desire or craving to use opioids.
- Repeatedly trying to quit taking opioids but failing.
- Spending a good deal of time and money or engaging in illegal activities to get opioids
- Losing interest in important activities with family, friends, or work/school because of opioid use.
- Continuing to use opioids despite seeing physical or social difficulties arise from use.
Recovery Happens Here!
Opioid addiction affects people from all walks of life, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treating the addiction, but there’s hope in your fight against addiction. Southwestern Recovery Center can provide the care and support needed on your path towards recovery.