Prescribed to treat chronic pain, opioids and opiates are among the most addictive substances. Between 1999 and 2019, nearly 500,000 people have died from an overdose involving opioids, both prescription and illegal. The rise in deaths from opioids began in the 1990s with an increase in opioid prescriptions. Following that wave, in 2010 the country saw a rapid increase in heroin overdoses. Finally, in 2013 there was a huge increase in overdoses from fentanyl. Fentanyl can be manufactured illegally and mixed into other drugs. The potential for addiction and overdose is high.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid used to treat and manage pain mainly in advanced cancer patients. While fentanyl is prescribed by doctors, it is also illegally made and distributed. Fentanyl overdose has been on the rise across the nation.
Detox And Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opioid Addiction.
While detox does not treat addiction, it is an important first step in your treatment and recovery. In most cases, substance abuse treatment centers require detox before you can begin treatment. Opioids are a substance that requires medical detox. It’s best to detox in an environment with medical staff, therapy, and supporting treatment. Once you complete a medical detox program, you can begin rehab and start your journey to recovery.
At Fusion Recovery, our goal is to reduce fatalities, provide effective treatment, and make recovery as smooth as possible. We understand that one of the challenges of recovery is relapse. We want to provide all the tools to effectively prevent relapse, and medication-assisted treatment is one of those tools.
Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, is the use of medications in combination with evidence-based therapies. MAT is clinically effective in treating opioid use disorders. MAT is part of a comprehensive treatment plan that aims to decrease overdose, increase treatment retention, decrease drug use, and improve survival rates. While MAT is not a cure for substance use disorder, it is effective in treating and managing withdrawal symptoms. Some may need MAT for a longer period of time as a part of maintenance treatment. The ultimate goal is to remove the dependence on all substances.
Under medical supervision, we administer medications such as suboxone or methadone to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and manage drug cravings. Understand the different medications available and how we use them to effectively treat addiction.
Suboxone is a semi-synthetic opioid that is effective in treating withdrawal symptoms for opioid use disorder. Suboxone helps reduce drug cravings and can counteract an active opioid overdose.
Treatment for opioid addiction.
Withdrawing from opioids can be scary and even dangerous. It is advised that you withdraw from opioids and opiates under medical supervision and with medical detox. Fusion Recovery treatment centers offer medical detox to help alleviate these symptoms. Once you have been stabilized through detox, you can begin our treatment program and start your recovery.
Treatment for opioid use disorder involves medical detox and sometimes medication-assisted treatment. During detox, you may be given methadone, suboxone, or naltrexone to help suppress cravings or alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Once you completely detox from opioids, your treatment and recovery can begin.
To maintain sobriety, it is important to receive continuous treatment and stay focused and dedicated to therapy. Our outpatient setting provides flexible options for treatment. Your sustained recovery is important to us, so we will make sure that your treatment plan works for you.