OPIOID ADDICTION RECOVERY: OUR PROGRAM KEEPS YOU AT HOME!
Opioid addiction is a national epidemic. Every day, more than 100 people in the U.S. die from opioid overdoses. And the epidemic knows now bounds regarding age, class, income, or race.
Many people find themselves with an opioid addiction problem because of injury or surgery. And getting effective treatment can sometimes take months—or the cost for medications, testing, and counseling can be prohibitive.
Body Symmetry offers a proven approach to treating opioid addiction, through an office-based program that lets patients continue to live at home while working toward recovery.
Our program is based on a combination of medication, monitoring, counseling and whole body treatment. We use a medication called Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone combination), a non-addictive opioid derivative that curbs the patient’s addiction cravings and significantly reduces withdrawal symptoms. This creates the opportunity for the patient to not just physically begin recovering, but change behaviors that led to the addiction. Suboxone is administered sublingually (dissolved under the tongue), so patients can easily keep up with the medication schedule.
While this treatment continues, our trained physicians and staff monitor the patient with regular testing (to make sure no opiods are being used) and we provide counseling and nutritional options to help with the healing process.
Make no mistake about it: Recovering from opioid addition is difficult. But for many people, our program offers an affordable, comfortable approach toward long-term recovery.
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Our recovery program requires commitment. We work in stages:
- Induction of the patient, with daily personalized treatment for the first week
- Stabilization, a two- to three-month period where the patient’s physical cravings for opiods are effectively managed, along with counseling to change negative behavior
- Maintenance, a multi-month program of monitoring patient progress to determine if the patient is free of opiods and not abusing other substances.
Random drug testing is part of all phases. Since this can be costly and a barrier to many patients seeking treatment, we have developed systems for reducing cost while maintaining close monitoring of patient progress.
The length of the program varies. Our physician works with each patient to set an effective timeframe for treatment. For example, an individual who isn’t truly “addicted” but is dependent on opioids due to long term use from an injury will not need as much time to recover as someone who has battled addiction for years.