It’s no secret that opioid addiction has had a severe impact on families throughout the state of New York. According to reports from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, in 2017, over 3,200 deaths are thought to be opiate drug-related.
For people struggling to overcome a dependence on painkillers and opioids, there is always the chance the next high could be their last.
Medication-Assisted Treatment Offers a Safe, Effective Solution
If you or someone you care for is ready to break the cycle of abuse, MAT is absolutely a way to get there successfully, safely and quickly. At the Long Island Compassionate Medical Center in Holbrook, Dr. Jahan Chaudhry prescribes Suboxone — a MAT that can help get an addict clean in as few as three days!.
Suboxone is available in a film format, kind of like a breath strip. Naloxone and buprenorphine are the two active ingredients found in this prescription medicine. It’s found to be effective at treating adults with a dependency or addiction to prescription or illegal opioids.
The use of Suboxone plays a critical part in a complete medication-assisted treatment program. The chemical makeup of Suboxone mimics opioids and stops cravings for painkillers. Patients who use Suboxone are able to think more clearly and function better.
Some addiction treatment centers offer methadone as part of medication-assisted treatment. Dr. Chaudhry does not as he believes the side effects of MAT with methadone can cause more harm than good. While Suboxone does not have negative side effects, using methadone to overcome an opioid addiction comes with multiple possible side effects including:
- Dry Mouth
- Appetite Loss
- Sexual Performance Problems
You Don’t Have To Do It Alone
If you or someone you care about is struggling with an addiction to opioid painkillers or heroin, take comfort knowing there are alternative treatments available. You don’t have to do it alone.
To learn more about medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone, give the caring professionals at the Long Island Compassionate Medical Center a call today. Our staff is happy to discuss options to help you overcome and break free from your addiction to opioids.