If you or a loved one are hooked on opioid painkillers, you are far from alone — unfortunately. In fact, recent studies out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that 25 percent of people prescribed opioid painkillers — that’s one out of four people! — are diagnosed with “opioid use disorder.”
Of course, reducing these numbers starts with physicians changing their own prescribing patterns. And, that is beginning to happen as society acknowledges the epidemic levels of opioid painkiller addiction.
However, treatment options and long-term recovery are not easy to find as they should be. In the State of New York, there simply are not enough physicians who have been certified to prescribe Suboxone as part of Medication-Assisted Treatment.
If you live on Long Island, or in the vicinity (as long as you are a New York resident) you are lucky enough to have access to Dr. Jahan Chaudhry. A licensed medical doctor, Dr. Chaudhry’s Long Island Compassionate Medical Center in Holbrook, NY, is not only certified to provide MAT to opioid addicts, but he has been extremely successful with this treatment for many years.
Call 631-588-4888 to make an appointment and learn more about MAT for opioid use disorder.
While Suboxone is the FDA-approved medication used to help a person suffering from opioid use disorder, there are two other components of MAT Dr. Chaudhry says are essential to successful treatment. These are behavior modification and therapeutic counseling. The CDC agrees, noting kicking an opioid habit requires an “integrated team approach in opioid treatment and recovery.”
Attention caregivers: Your loved one doesn’t have to visit a crowded, public clinic to get the help they need from a Long Island Suboxone doctor. Dr. Chaudhry is a family physician; he and his staff are warm and supportive.
Suboxone works because it decreases the brain and body’s need for opiods; it eliminates cravings. But myriad accounts in the worldwide medical community, MAT is the “gold standard in treatment for opioid addiction.”
In fact, one study revealed “more than half of patients treated with MAT reported opioid abstinence 18 months after beginning treatment.”
If you are looking for a way out, a way to get clean and sober and regain your life — your relationships, financial security and hope for a bright future — we invite you to explore Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) at the Long Island Compassionate Medical Center.
Dr. Jahan Chaudhry, MD, is one of a handful of New York physicians approved to treat opioid addiction with MAT — a combination of FDA-approved medications like Suboxone, counseling and behavioral modification treatment. His Holbrook, Long Island, center is warm and inviting and private.
At the Long Island Compassionate Medical Center, people who are addicted to opioids often get clean in just a few days. Call 631-588-4888 to make an appointment and learn more about MAT for opioid use disorder.