OK, maybe easier said than done. But don’t give up here…read on.
If you are addicted to opioids, it’s likely that your addiction has interfered with many aspects of your life.
- Are you as happy as you used to be?
- Are you saying “no” to family and friends and becoming rather content in just existing?
- Maybe you are making mistakes at work, people are noticing.
- Or worse, you’ve lost your job because of your addiction to opioid painkillers or heroin
When you chronically miss work or school, social activities, and important appointments, it gets harder to maintain a façade. You may have trouble just showing up in general. Are you having relationship difficulties with your family, friends, co-workers and significant others? It’s exhausting and painful. And, we understand if it feels like there is no way out.
But, you are wrong. There is a way out and it works. In fact, the country’s top doctors and researchers believe Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) using an FDA-drug called Suboxone is the answer you’ve been looking for to get off opioids and get back to your life.
Still not sure. Consider the benefits of getting clean with Suboxone.
You’ll be healthier.
Opioid drugs are harmful to your body. Many are toxic to the system and have myriad side effects. For example, painkillers and heroin have serious impact on the lungs, putting you at an increased risk of lung diseases, such as tuberculosis, lung abscesses, and pneumonia.
Opioids also impact the brain and nervous system. And you can suffer from malnutrition: either weight gain or weight loss. By quitting your opioid addiction, you won’t only just FEEL better, your body will be healthier. Bottom line: MAT leads to a better quality of life.
You’ll Increase your lifespan and decrease your risk of death.
In other words, you’ll live longer and significantly reduce your chances of dying from opioids. Quite honestly, you can’t overdose if you are no longer taking the drugs, right? but more than than, many illicit drugs can cause death, even if it is your first time using the drug. Others have more long term adverse effects. Opioids can cause respiratory failure. Synthetic drugs can overheat your body, causing a breakdown of organ function.
When you get off opioids, a much happier and longer life can be yours.
You’ll Stay employed and enjoy success.
Many who are addicted to drugs lose their job. Whether it’s chronic lateness or calling out sick, or just not showing up – even when you are there- it is hard to hide poor productivity. When you are using, your abilities and performance suffer. Attention span decreases and forgetfulness increases. You are more likely to miss deadlines, not complete tasks and make mistakes.
When you get off opioids, you can get back on track and pursue the career of your dreams.
You’ll have more money.
If you are addicted to drugs, much of your money goes to purchasing drugs. You may be spending hundreds a day to support your habit. And that only increases over time.
When you get off opioids, you will have more money to spend on things you really want or need. You can get out of debt and leave money problems common to drug addiction at the curb.
You can get back friends and improve your relationships.
When you are using, your relationships with your friends and loved ones suffer. You jeopardize your marriage and other significant relationships. You can lose custody of your children. Even longtime friends give up trying to help.
By getting clean and off of opioid painkillers for good, you can improve relationships that have been impacted by your addition. This, no doubt, will lead to a happier, more harmonious life.
The list of benefits of learning more about Medication Assisted Treatment goes on and on. Perhaps most importantly, you will begin to feel like you again. You’ll be ready to get back to the life you loved before your painful injury side-railed everything!
There are many more reasons to get off of opioids. In fact, your life depends on getting clean.
Learn more about the Long Island Compassionate Medical Center in Holbrook, Long Island
Call 561-588-4888 and make an appointment with Dr. Jahan Chaudhry. He will discuss MAT, explain your options and guide every step of the way to help you get off opioids and get your life back.