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816-205-8050

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314-472-5016

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Kansas City: 816-205-8050

St. Louis: 314-472-5016

opioid treatment programs in St Louis & Kansas City

Treatment of Opiate Addiction

Treatment of Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction can be extremely difficult to overcome. With millions of people being addicted to prescription opiates as well as heroin, it is important to offer treatments that don’t just help people to come off opiates, but ones that give people the best opportunity to stay off opiates. The National Suboxone Doctors clinic offers Suboxone as a Medication Assisted Treatment to people wanting to combat their opiate addiction and get on with their lives.

Opiate Withdrawal
One of the main reasons opiate addiction is so difficult to overcome is the withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms occur because the brain gets used to the opiates being present, and if these opiates are no longer there, it takes time for the body to get used to it. There are numerous withdrawal symptoms that can be mild, moderate, or severe. These can include muscle aches, runny nose, chattering teeth, and cold sweats, as well as insomnia, depression, and anxiety.

What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction. It is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone and works by binding to the same receptors as other opiates whilst ensuring other opiates won’t have any effect if taken. This makes Suboxone an agonist/antagonist medication, with the result being that people won’t experience opiate withdrawals but also won’t be able to abuse other opiates.

Benefits of Suboxone
For anyone who is serious about getting off and staying off opiates, there are many benefits to choosing Suboxone. This medication will provide relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms. As the withdrawal is often cited as the main reason that people give up on getting clean, relief from these symptoms is important if a treatment program is going to be successful.

Suboxone doesn’t give the same high that people experience when they take other opiates. This means Suboxone can’t be abused, and so it is usually safer than some other forms of Medication Assisted Treatment. Because Suboxone can’t be abused, and the risk of overdose is minimal, even if other opiates are used on top, this medication is much more readily available. It is not restricted to use within specific clinics such as methadone, which makes it a much more flexible treatment option.

The Naloxone part of Suboxone also means that this medication will prevent people from being able to abuse other opiates. If someone taking Suboxone uses other opiates at the same time, the opiates would be blocked and so there would be no effect. This helps to encourage people to break those cycles of using.

Midwest Health Center – Your Local Addiction Treatment
At the National Suboxone Doctors clinic in Missouri, Suboxone is the treatment of choice. This is because we believe this form of Medicine Assisted Treatment offers the best possible chance for someone addicted to opiates to get clean and stay clean.

We specialize in opiate addiction only, and having this as our sole focus means we understand what it’s like to be addicted to opiates, the struggles of trying to give up taking opiates, and how easy it can be to relapse.

What to Expect When You Choose National Suboxone Doctors
Our goal is to give you the best chance of being able to live drug-free, and we believe that the best way to do that is to work with you to create a treatment plan. Taking the first step and giving us a call or sending us a message is often the most difficult step you will take. Asking for help or just admitting that you may need to talk to someone about your drug use can be daunting. At the National Suboxone Doctors clinic, we won’t judge. Our professional team will be on hand to talk you through your options.

If you choose that Suboxone might be the right path for you, we will invite you to come and talk through your addiction and create a treatment plan with us. We won’t tell you what to do but will work with you to find the right way forward.
Treatment with us is always confidential, and our clinics are discreet. If you think you may have a problem with opiates, get in touch with us today and let us help you get back on track.