1 in 1o Americans are dealing with Opioid Addiction. Despite the on-going stigma opioid addiciton has in society, the opioid epidemic is increasing in numbers now more than ever. We started our CARE program to help those in our community who want to recover and change their lives.
At our clinic, we have medically trained professionals who guide and support through medication and therapy during your, or a loved one’s, journey to recovery. Opioid addiction is serious and never an easy process, but our caring professionals will make it as comfortable and supportive as possible. We offer medication assisted treatment of opioid use disorder using buprenorphine and naloxone. Call 504-291-4148 to get enrolled in our CARE program. Your journey starts now! Click here to read more about the Opioid Epidemic.
Opioid addiction is a long-lasting disease that can cause major health, social, and economic problems. Opioids are a class of drugs that act in the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure and pain relief. Some opioids are legally prescribed by healthcare providers to manage severe and chronic pain. Commonly prescribed opioids include oxycodone, fentanyl, buprenorphine, methadone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine. Some other opioids, such as heroin, are illegal drugs of abuse.
Opioid addiction is characterized by a powerful, compulsive urge to use opioid drugs, even when they are no longer required medically. Opioids have a high potential for causing addiction in some people, even when the medications are prescribed appropriately and taken as directed. Many prescription opioids are misused or diverted to others. Individuals who become addicted may prioritize getting and using these drugs over other activities in their lives, often negatively impacting their professional and personal relationships. It is unknown why some people are more likely to become addicted than others.
Our CARE program helps patients wean off of opioids with the use of Suboxone. Call to enroll in our program today! There’s a way out of addiction.