doctor discusses Opioid Addiction TreatmentUsing an increasing dose of opioids over days, weeks, months, and years impacts our physical and psychological health. It is extremely difficult to self-regulate when it comes to opioid use because the side effects of opioids include clouded thinking and impaired judgment. This is true for someone taking fentanyl prescribed by a doctor, heroin bought on the street, or Suboxone obtained from a clinic. If you believe your opioid use has gotten out of control, contact Addiction Medication Clinic in Prince George’s County by calling 833.360.0061.

When people are at vulnerable points in their life, they often need a friend or relative to help them make good decisions. Unfortunately, the loved ones of people addicted to opioids often don’t realize there’s a problem until it’s too late. This is true for people taking Suboxone as well; any drug is toxic if you take enough of it or use it in ways other than as prescribed. The following side effects may be an indication of an opioid use disorder:

  • Unexplained exhaustion
  • Sweating and chills
  • Uncharacteristic irritability
  • Fluctuating body temperature
  • Difficulty functioning
  • Inability to tolerate mild pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fear of running out of medication

Build a Support Network

In many cases, people struggling with opioid addiction may be used to self-isolating even more than required by the pandemic. As people attending a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program soon learn, medication alone will not help people overcome addiction. Attending a support group for individuals struggling with similar issues will help people build up a recovery support network. In addition to building a support network, it is important for people who are using Suboxone to attend counseling or individual therapy sessions.

Suboxone Maintenance & Therapy

At Addiction Medication Clinic, we believe Suboxone should be available to anyone struggling with opiate addiction. For this reason, our Suboxone clinic offers 15-minute consultations before prescribing the medication on-site. Taking Suboxone without some form of therapy will likely result in a relapse; however, we don’t want to limit access to medication just because someone has a work or family commitment. If you are struggling with opioid addiction and none of your efforts have proven effective, the following types of Suboxone maintenance therapy may be helpful for you:

  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Outpatient addiction treatment
  • Maryland Suboxone treatment

Treat Opioid Withdrawal With Suboxone

People often begin taking opioids when they are suffering from post-surgical pain or severe life stress. It is easy to keep taking them because their analgesic effects block people from experiencing all sorts of discomfort. Opioids like fentanyl, heroin, and oxycodone allow the user to escape all of the pain and discomfort of everyday life. For people who feel lost in their opioid addiction, taking Suboxone can provide relief while still allowing people to lead functional lives. It can be prescribed in the following forms:

  • Sublingual film strips
  • Sublingual tablets

Taking opioids causes changes in brain chemistry that cause people to stop feeling happy in response to their favorite people, activities, and values. If you have noticed these changes in yourself or a loved one, seeking assistance can be life-saving. Suboxone should never be altered after it is prescribed. Snorting and smoking Suboxone can have deadly results.

Find a Suboxone Clinic In Prince George’s County

Studies estimate that many people with substance use disorders have other mental health issues. In order to prescribe Suboxone at our Maryland clinic, we may need prior authorization from a physician. We recommend that anyone taking Suboxone also participates in psychotherapy, recovery support group meetings, or some other form of therapy. Contact us today at 833.360.0061 or contact us online to schedule a 15-minute consultation to receive Suboxone during our convenient business hours.