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Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opiate addiction programs with FDA approved treatments(Buprenorphine and other RX options) and drug testing compliance. The program includes toxicity monitoring, counseling requirements, and medical management. PTMC's opiate dependency program regularly monitors each patient and requires each patient to comply to every phase of the program. PTMC has been providing opiate dependency treatment since 2008. Our patients say that their personal, family and social relationships are so much better. They express that they feel "normal" when under treatment. And their overall quality of life is much improved!

 

Office-based medication-assisted treatment is a treatment in which prescription medications are used to help suppress withdrawal symptoms and decrease cravings, along with counseling and other support. One type of medication-assisted treatment is buprenorphine , with counseling and psychosocial support. Together with a doctor who is qualified to treat opioid dependence, buprenorphine may help you—or someone you care about—manage opioid dependence.

 

"I don't think I'd be alive today without your help. My quality of life is so much better. Thanks for all you've done."
Vinne C. - Opioid treatment patient

Opioid Dependence

Opioid dependence is a physical addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin—affects many people in the US. Unfortunately, people who struggle with opioid dependence may be reluctant to ask for help because of the stigma attached to the notion of "drug dependence."

 

Opioid dependence is a complex health condition with many elements that are caused or made worse by continued opioid use. Key elements include social, psychological, and biological components. Opioid dependence can occur as the brain adapts to the regular use of opioids over time. People who are opioid dependent may continue using opioids despite experiencing harmful consequences.

 

You are not alone
Dependence to opioids is a chronic disease that can affect anyone. It could be a friend, a co-worker, a spouse, a brother, a sister, or a parent. If you or someone you know may be dependent on opioids, you are not alone. In 2013, there were nearly 2.4 million reports of people that had abused or were dependent on opioids—such as heroin—or prescription painkillers.

 

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Know your opioids

Opioids can be prescription painkillers. For example, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl—better known by the brand names as OxyContin®, Vicodin®, Percocet®, and Actiq®—are opioids. The street drug heroin is also an opioid.
---(excerpt from Suboxone brand information website)

 

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