Misuse of prescription pain medications is a problem.
houston, tx (PRWEB) August 24, 2016
Advocate Recovery Center is now offering outpatient treatment for opiate addiction in downtown Houston at the St. Joseph Medical Center. The center’s American Board of Addiction Medicine certified doctors are committed to creating an individualized treatment plan for each patient to help him/ her overcome opiate addiction. Medication-assisted treatment in combination with counseling and behavioral therapy is a proven approach to treating opiate addiction.
The misuse of prescription medications is a significant problem in the United States. The results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate that approximately 6.5 million people used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in the past month and about 15 million people did so in the last year. The misuse of prescription medication can lead to death by overdose, falls and fractures, and transmission of infections such as hepatits C and HIV from needles.
The doctors at Advocate Recovery Center are qualified to use Buprenorphine therapy to help relieve withdrawal symptoms such as craving, sweating, muscle aches, anxiety and general flu like conditions. Some brand name Buprenorphine/Naloxone medications are Suboxone, Bunavail and Zubsolv. Buprenorphine is itself an opioid, but is different from other opioids in that it is a partial agonist. This means that it provides less euphoria/ physical dependence, has a lower potential for misuse and has a milder withdrawal profile. Treatment with Buprenorphine can suppress symptoms of opioid withdrawal, decrease cravings, reduce illicit opioid use, block the effects of other opioids and help patients stay in treatment.
Advocate Recovery Center’s multiple locations make outpatient appointments easy as an option for medicated opiate withdrawal assistance. For more information about outpatient treatment please visit http://www.advocaterc.com or call us at 713-475-86