Opioid Dependence – There is a Solution
Only those who are addicted to narcotics (pain meds, such as Oxycontin, oxycodone, percoset, etc) understand the physical struggle that occurs when opioids are removed from the body. Opioid withdrawal is a most uncomfortable state where the body is so heavily irritated, rest of any kind becomes an impossibility. Mentally, the brain can think of nothing but how to relieve itself and the body of the withdrawal symptoms.
The mind is literally taken over, unable to think of anything but the symptoms it’s experiencing. This is what makes working a job, spending time with family, and being productive nearly impossible for those who experience it. This is when bad things can happen.
This, sadly, at a time of feeling someone’s worst both mentally and physically is when some people make the transition to street narcotics due to their low comparative cost and easy availability. Whether the reasons be due to loss of a job, changes in health insurance, and/or the unavailability of prescription narcotics, this slippery slope is often the pivotal time when things go from bad to worse.
This transition can, does, and is happenening in every socioeconomic slice of American society. Black, white, rich, poor, uneducated or affluent. There simply is no simple target for addiction. Everyone is vulnerable. And, it’s now epidemic.
Why Suboxone (Buprenorphine) as a Treatment?
Buprenorphine is an opioid antagonist. It covers a portion of the opioid receptors in the brain and (in layman’s terms) tells the brain it is taking a narcotic. As one patient explained, “it’s like getting what my body is begging for, without getting high. It has allowed me to go back to work, keep my job, put my family back together, and live a normal life, without chasing narcotics. Suboxone saved me from what felt like living hell, and I’d be dead without it.”
If you live in the Nashville area and are struggling with addiction, call us today and see if a Suboxone treatment program is right for you. Suboxone Nashville is here to help. You don’t have to suffer.
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