It can be easy to hear about an opioid overdose and turn the other way, especially since they are occurring so frequently that the American public is possibly becoming desensitized to it. But turning the other way only promotes the continuation of this horrific epidemic that is currently taking the lives of 130 people each day.
When someone is addicted to opioids, it can be nearly impossible to get them to do anything but continue to abuse opioids. This is because they have lost the psychological ability to control their behaviors, leading them to make poor decisions, such as using an unidentified opioid substance or taking more opioids than normal (both of which can cause a fatal overdose). It is either the action of the user or the efforts from his or her loved ones that finally get him or her the help that is needed to avoid being one of the 47,000 people that are dying each year in the United States.
Getting professional help is the only way that those addicted to opioids can safely and effectively end their abuse and begin establishing their recovery. The cycle that opioid addiction produces is heart-wrenchingly devastating, but with a tried-and-true treatment method like medication-assisted treatment (MAT), these individuals and their loved ones can finally get the help needed to make active opioid addiction a thing of the past.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
The first thing that clients will do after completing a thorough assessment and evaluation is begin taking medication to help them wean off of opioids. While this is often one of the very first steps in medication-assisted treatment, it should not be confused with the purpose of this program, which is to provide a comprehensive treatment approach that combines both medication and therapy into one course of care.
JourneyPure Jackson provides Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in various forms and at various strengths for its patients’ convenience. Part of a complete treatment plan that also includes counseling, the following medications have all been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Sublocade is a prescription buprenorphine that is used to treat adults with moderate to severe addiction to opioids, whether prescription-based or illegal. In a 12-week study of 39 adults, Sublocade was found to block the rewarding effects of opioids by continuously delivering a steady level of buprenorphine throughout a one-month period. Injected as a liquid, Sublocade changes in the body to a solid that rests just under the skin and releases its medication over the course of the month. It is available in two strengths: 100mg/0.5ml and 300mg/1.5 ml.
Suboxone Sublingual Film
Placed daily under the tongue, Suboxone Sublingual Film contains buprenorphine and naloxone. While the buprenorphine attaches to the same pleasure receptors as other opioids, it also suppresses withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings. Naloxone, meanwhile, helps prevent abuse. Suboxone Sublingual Film is approved for use in opioid addiction dependence, particularly dependence on short-acting opioids like heroin or prescription painkillers. It is available in four strengths.
Bunavail is a buccal film or film that is placed on the inner cheek. Like Suboxone Sublingual Film, it contains buprenorphine and naloxone but has a mild citrus flavor. Bunavail is currently available in three strengths. For those who prefer the mouthfeel of a tablet, there is Zubsolve, which contains the same active ingredients as Suboxone Sublingual Film and Bunavail. Zubsolve is available in six strengths. Clients may be prescribed one of these medications and then be transitioned to another during their treatment. For example, it is common for clients to begin their medication-assisted treatment on methadone, but as they develop more skills, transition to buprenorphine, which is not as powerful as methadone. This is one of the many ways that the medication aspect is phased out of one’s treatment plan, further preparing him or her to reenter into his or her everyday life without the need for medication, if deemed clinically appropriate.
Medication-Assisted Treatment in Jackson
Medication-assisted treatment in Jackson focuses on all aspects of one’s recovery to ensure that he or she is getting everything needed to keep from abusing opioid ever again. This means that we pay equal attention to every physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual need that every client has while in treatment with us.
Clients who enroll in medication-assisted treatment in Jackson will receive a detailed assessment and evaluation so that our team can learn as much as their situations as possible. The more information that we have, the more effective programming we can provide clients with. This programming will include which type of medication will be best for the client to start with, as well as what therapies may be most beneficial for his or her psychological health
Medication-assisted treatment in Jackson is designed to be specific to the needs of the clients while also incorporating them into the structured method of care proven to help treat opioid addiction.
Our team who conducts medication-assisted treatment in Jackson ensures that all of the details of this type of program are in place so that clients can benefit the most. Some of these details include the following:
- Ensuring appropriate administration and dosage of the prescribed medication
- Conducting effective case management so that changes can be made in one’s treatment plan if necessary
- Being well-informed of clients’ needs
- Practicing trauma-informed care
Medication-assisted treatment in Jackson does not just prescribe someone with a medication and recommend psychotherapy. We work meticulously to ensure that the medications we use and the therapies we practice help clients rebuild their lives. It is our goal to ensure that each and every client gets the attention he or she needs in order to grab hold at their chance at recovery and make the most of it.
Get Professional Help at JourneyPure Today
If you are struggling with opioid addiction, know that you are not alone. You are one of the millions of people who are faced with the types of challenges you are experiencing. And while opioid addiction can feel nothing but isolated and lonely, you do not need to continue to keep to yourself.
Reach out to JourneyPure right now to enroll in medication-assisted treatment in Jackson. Do not let anything hold you back. Call us right now. We can help you.