houston, tx (PRWEB) July 01, 2016 -- Advocate Recovery Center is now offering outpatient treatment for opiate addiction. 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.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “4.3 million Americans engaged in non-medical use of prescription painkillers in the last month.” Prescription misuse is a growing problem in America as more and more people are using prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons. As people overuse these painkillers, their tolerance increases thus requiring an ever more amount of the medication to achieve the pleasurable effect they seek. Over time, it becomes necessary to take the medications simply to not get ill from the physical withdrawal.
The doctors at Advocate Recovery Center (http://www.advocaterc.com/physicians) 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 713-475-8686
Carlton Ahrens, Advocate Pain Management Center, http://www.advocatetx.com, +1 (713) 475-8686 Ext: 206, [email protected]