The Key to Long-Term Recovery is Group Recovery

Recovery from drug addiction happens in stages:

  • Induction – Transition from harmful drugs to Suboxone
    The first step after making an appointment is replacing harmful street and prescription drugs with Suboxone. While also addictive, it is the lesser of two evils. Not only does Suboxone virtually eliminate withdrawals and cravings, it also allow the body to reset chemically, which is critical to sobriety. When someone stops taking drugs after many months or years of use, the body needs time to begin replenishing critical chemicals that it had stopped making during the drug use. Suboxone allows for this transition to occur, without painful withdrawals, cravings, tiredness and irritation, which allows the body to begin restoring itself to a healthy state.
  • Stabilization – Improve Quality of Life
    After a patient is stabilized, they need time to adjust both mentally and physically to living a life without drug use. For some this is a matter of months, while for others may be years. The most important factor is to do it right and do it once, without worrying about how long Suboxone is used. Many state heath departments (including Tennessee) have reevaluated what they deem an acceptable length of time that Suboxone therapy is administered. What used to be a matter of months has been replaced with the understanding that some people may require years of Suboxone therapy in order to obtain life-long sobriety. Again, it’s best to focus on the quality of life than to be concerned simply with how long a person uses Suboxone. Many people report a near-instant increase in quality of life when starting Suboxone, and that alone can be a miracle.
  • Personalized Therapy
    Addiction is a disease, and is not the same for everyone. Some people seem to have more dis-ease than others. While some appear to be addicted due to trauma, others seem to be addicted due to lifestyle. Some appear to be addicted due to genetic factors, while others appear addicted to recent life events. Regardless of what is driving one’s addiction, one on one therapy is critical to finding, understanding and treating the root cause  for the addictive behavior.
  • Group Recovery
    No one gets excited about the idea of group recovery. Yet, ask anyone with a year or two of sobriety who attends group recovery and they’ll tell you that their group recovery has been a game-changer. Why? Group recovery offers a community of like-minded people who are all after the same objective – A more peaceful life that is free from drug and alcohol abuse. Step work, sponsorship and community all play a role in long-term sobriety, and group recovery is just about the only place you can get it.

Focus on Quality of Life, Not How Long You’re Taking Suboxone…

Rather than focus on how long you remain on Suboxone, it is always better to focus on quality of life. For most people there comes a time when they “just know” it’s time to begin a Suboxone taper. Your Suboxone doctor should be willing to help you make the transition off of Suboxone in a manner that provides the least discomfort as possible.

If you’re addicted to pain pills, heroin or any other opioid and are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, then maybe it’s time to start a Suboxone Therapy Program at Nashville Suboxone Recovery.

Call or text us today at (615) 431-3701, or click the blue button on the right to schedule your appointment online.

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