When some people think of the word dependency or addiction, they may think it can’t happen to them, but it can. All too often, a person recovering from surgery or coping with a pain management issue may grow tolerant of opiate-derived medications.
Our Opiate Treatment Program uses chemical and behavioral treatments that are referred to as Medication Assisted Treatment. We look at all related issues to ensure a successful treatment plan and can treat people with dual diagnoses. Our goal is to help them build the skills to recover and be strengthened by living a healthier lifestyle.
The fundamental goals of the Opiate Treatment Program are:
Opiate Treatment Program Goals
- Discontinuance of all mood-altering drugs except therapeutic methadone
- Development of a positive lifestyle
- Development of a support system
- Successful detoxification from methadone when appropriate
- Continued abstinence from mood-altering drugs
- Stop using all mood-altering drugs except therapeutic methadone
- Foster a positive lifestyle
- Establish a support system
- Successfully detox from methadone when appropriate
- Maintain avoidance of mood-altering drugs
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Opiate — A term commonly used to describe any drug derived from the opium poppy and includes: morphine, codeine, heroin and pain relievers such as methadone, demerol, hydrocodone and oxycodone.
Hydrocodone — A drug marketed under many brand names including Vicodin, Lorcet and Lortab. Physicians prescribe it for its pain-relieving and cough-suppressant properties. When misused, hydrocodone can be addictive.
Oxycodone — The primary active ingredient can be found in medications prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It is marketed as Oxycontin, Percocet, Percodan, Endocet, Tylox, Roxicet and Roxiprin.