Opioid dependence: addiction to opioids such as prescription painkillers or heroin—is a challenging and complicated condition, but it can be treated effectively with medication assisted treatment, counseling and support. Addiction to opioid prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Actiq, or to heroin can reset the brain’s chemistry to think the drug is necessary for survival. When your brain tells you that you can’t live without a drug, it can quickly lead to compulsive drug-seeking behavior.
Because opioid dependence is a medical condition, it can be treated effectively with medication-assisted treatment combined with counseling and support. Don’t let shame or stigma get in the way of getting the help you need. People with other chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma also benefit from medical treatment combined with behavioral changes.
The goal of treatment is to help opioid-dependent people stop misusing opioids and regain control over their lives. Medication is only one part of the treatment picture. Talk with your doctor about how counseling can increase the likelihood of treatment success—and about the importance of having strong support to help you along.
SUBOXONE Film is a narcotic medication indicated for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence, available only by prescription, and must be taken under a doctor’s care as prescribed.
It is illegal to sell or give away your SUBOXONE Film.
Opioid dependence is a challenging and complicated condition, but it can be treated. If you’re working to overcome opioid dependence, you know the experience can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why the formulation of your medication should help make your experience convenient.
Our providers at QLMC are specially trained and certified to help you with your opioid dependence. Our office is discrete and we understand the unique needs you have in managing your dependence. Contact us for more detail at 520-733-2250 and start living opioid free today.
Our Suboxone doctors are Dr. McGettigan, Dr. McCabe, Dr. Gerhauser and Dave Stevens, PA.