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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.


What is Opiate Addiction?

The word “opiate” commonly is 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 is marketed under many brand names including Vicodin, Lorcet and Lortab.

Physicians prescribe opiates for pain-relief and as a cough-suppressant. When misused, however, it can become addictive.

Oxycodone is the primary active ingredient in a number of medications prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It is marketed as Oxycontin, Percocet, Percodan, Endocet, Tylox, Roxicet and Roxiprin.

The fundamental goals of the Opiate Treatment Program are:

  • 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

Opiate Treatment Program Goals

  • 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.

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