How We Help You
Opioid Addiction Treatment
Opioid addiction is a substance abuse disorder that results in intense opioid craving and compulsive usage. The difference between opioid dependence and opioid addiction is that opioid addiction also involves behavioral withdrawal symptoms.
For many affected individuals, the physical cravings and compulsive behaviors are uncontrollable without the help of medication-assisted treatment and behavioral counseling. These cravings often drive people to act in uncharacteristic ways and outside of societal and legal norms. When opioid addiction is left untreated, it often results in the affected people isolating themselves and finding common ground with those that suffer from the same ailments.
While the statistics are daunting, there is a solution. Ridgeline Recovery West Jefferson addresses the disease at all levels using a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates medical and behavioral therapies. By combining medication-assisted treatment and client-specific outpatient counseling, we help people find the road to recovery.
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Counseling and Medication
Buprenorphine and Naloxone Treatment
Because opioid dependence is considered a chronic, relapsing condition, treatment options are long-term and include a high level of patient support. Patients suffering from dependence or addiction who enroll in our opioid-management program will benefit from the medications used to treat their indicated symptoms.
Our treatment usually begins with Suboxone, Zubsolv, or Bunavail, all of which contain a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine mimics other opioids like heroin, codeine, or morphine, but produces a less euphoric effect. This makes it easier to discontinue use. Meanwhile, naloxone works to dissuade intravenous misuse.
Compared to methadone, this combination allows for a more convenient, sustainable approach with less potential for abuse and a reduced risk of overdose.
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Counseling is an integral part of our treatment program. Medication alone is helpful, but we see more positive outcomes when medication is paired with individual, patient-specific counseling. Patients will benefit from ongoing behavioral counseling through our outpatient services. Additionally, through our partner network, patients will have access to a community and intensive outpatient services.