Medication Assisted Therapy as many may recognize as "Suboxone Treatment" is one way to help with opioid addiction recovery. Common medications utilized in outpatient addiction recovery are buprenorphine based such as Suboxone, Subutex, and Bunavail. Outpatient addiction therapy has 3 steps including support from loved ones and friends, counseling, and medication that is prescribed by a physician. These 3 pieces work together to help you, your friend, or loved one to overcome opioid addiction.
Addiction is a disease that results when the opioid has changed the chemistry in the brain and instead of using the medication properly, abuse happens due to a lack of control or cravings. The social stigma and lack of education in regards to this epidemic has also created challenges for people that want to seek treatment. Our physicians, counselors, and staff have years of experience with opioid addiction and work diligently to help the surrounding communities understand that opioid addiction is now known as a chronic disease such as diabetes. A person can regain their life with the help and support of the people around them.
Opioids have severe side effects, tolerance and dependance of these medications happen. Often a person will misuse medications or heroin to stop a withdrawal from occurring and to feel normal. We know that many people can not just walk away from addiction. Understanding the pathways of addiction can be complex and relapse may occur. In the event this happens we will take the team approach and strengthen one's skills to combat the triggers.
At RBI Wellness Center we use motivational therapy and help with every day life coaching skills to regain confidence. Counseling has proven to be an essential part of drug abuse treatment. RBI Wellness Center, LLC includes this service for no additional charge for individual and group type settings. We also encourage any outside support programs available in your pathway to recovery.