BREAKING THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF DEPENDENCY
The Alabama Opioid Crisis: Hope Exists
When you or someone you care about has developed a dependency on opium-derived prescription drugs it can be devastating. It’s important to recognize that opioid addiction is not intentional and can happen to anyone who takes opiate drugs—even when prescribed by a doctor like hydrocodone, methadone, oxycodone, or morphine. No one can claim that the path to recovery is an easy one, but it can be accomplished. We offer medication-assisted treatment to our patients using Suboxone at our Suboxone Clinics. This makes the process of breaking the dependency significantly more manageable for our patients. Suboxone is an FDA-approved buprenorphine product that has been approved for the treatment of opioid dependence.
How does opioid dependency start?
Opioid painkillers frequently lead to opiate addiction because of how these drugs affect the brain. As is the case with illegal drugs fentanyl and heroin, the first few times opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, or methadone are taken, only the pain relief benefits are likely to be experienced. It may seem like there are no negative side effects when the drug wears off since the person simply comes back down to their normal mental state. However, with continued opioid drug use the body forms a tolerance and physical dependency on the drug increases.
The effectiveness of the opioid drugs is diminished with continued use and frequent users will begin to find themselves feeling good only when they take another dose. People who have developed an addiction begin to experience all of the negative emotions that they had previously avoided by taking opioids as soon as a dose wears off. This can cause an increasingly dangerous spiral where a person feels they need higher and more frequent doses to avoid pain.
How to recover from opioid dependency
Whether a person is fighting a dependency on a prescription painkiller, Heroine, or Fentanyl, defeating an opioid addiction is excruciating without medical assistance. Due to the body’s increased substance dependency, quitting “cold turkey” is extremely difficult and only about 5% of people who try to quit this way are successful long term. Opiates are frequently used to treat chronic pain, trauma, depression, and other maladies. When a person stops taking opioid drugs “cold turkey” they are not only forced to face those issues head-on, but they must do so while feeling the most physically ill they have ever felt in their lives, thanks to the agonizing physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
Opioid dependency treatment in Alabama
At Breakthrough Wellness, we ease the burden of the addiction recovery process by prescribing a medication called Suboxone to reduce or eliminate the physical symptoms of withdrawal from opioids including hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone, morphine, fentanyl, and heroin. Using medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence can make recovery more bearable and can help discourage relapse due to the overwhelming nature of withdrawal. Suboxone is a doctor-prescribed, FDA-approved, discreet way to treat an opioid dependency that can be taken at home.
Taking back control of your life is within your reach. Our greatest joy is seeing our former patients living happy lives again, no longer slaves to a substance. If you’re ready, we’re here and ready to support you or your loved one’s journey to recovery, right now. Your questions are important to us. We have 5 Alabama Suboxone clinics ready to serve you in Dothan, Clanton, Montgomery, Mobile and Phenix City.
We are on a mission to assist the residents of Alabama who are ready to breakthrough opioid dependencies and get back to living the full and healthy lives everyone deserves to live.