The brains of people who are addicted to opioids are not functioning properly. An addict actually needs the drugs to get through the day.
When someone is addicted to opioids, they have a very powerful urge, or craving to keep taking the drugs. The opioids impact a person’s ability to reason properly because they change the way the brain functions. As such, the addict finds complete difficulty in trying to resist taking the drugs including vicodin, oxy and even heroin.
According to Dr. Jahan Chaudhry, founder of the Long Island Compassionate Medical Center, without Medication-Assisted Treatment, most addicts will not be able to stop using the opioid painkillers on their own. They may want to stop but, physically, they are not able to get sober without assistance.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid dependency uses FDA-approved medications that help to normalize brain function and actually reverse the body’s need for opioids. Therefore, an opioid addict can get clean and sober quickly under the care of a physician certified to prescribe MAT.
Dr. Chaudhry has been helping people kick their opioid addictions for a long time. He personalizes treatment for each patient and has achieved significant success with patients who commit to MAT protocols which include the medications and behavioral counseling.
So, how does MAT work? Dr. Chaudhry prescribes a medication, often Suboxone, which blocks the brain’s need for the drugs. MAT reduces the cravings, prevents stereotypical withdrawal symptoms, and allows the person to stop focusing on the drugs and start focusing on their recovery.
In layman’s terms, the body’s need for the drug is reduced and the person can recover from their addiction with appropriate behavior modification and counseling assistance.
Why wait another day? Tomorrow could be the first day of your new drug-free life. Call 631-588-4888 today for an appointment with Dr. Chaudhry. Give MAT a chance; it works.