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Understanding Opana Abuse

Understanding Opana Abuse Recovery

Classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a Schedule II controlled substance, Opana contains oxymorphone as its primary ingredient. Prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain, Opana is often given to those who do not respond to other kinds of painkillers. Like other medications of its kind, Opana can be highly addictive, therefore if an individual becomes addicted to this medication, it is likely that he or she will battle with tempting cravings that will cause him or her to want to use again. If the use of Opana is suddenly ceased, withdrawal symptoms will develop and can begin to cause extreme discomfort for an individual. Symptoms of Opana withdrawal can include stomach cramping, restlessness or anxiety, pain, and mood changes, all of which can cause an individual to go right back to using to obtain relief. Fortunately, medication assisted treatment can serve as an effective form of care for those individuals who are looking to achieve recovery.

Medication assisted treatment is a type of care that includes the use of certain medications that are effective in stopping the onset of withdrawal symptoms and cravings, as well as preventing the dangerous effects of opioids. When taking one of these medications, an individual can focus on recovery without symptoms of withdrawal or cravings. When medication assisted treatment is obtained at the same time as individual and group therapy, individuals who are struggling with an addiction to an opioid like Opana can begin to understand their addiction and make the changes needed to live substance-free.

At Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we are here to help you regain control over your life. The medication assisted treatment that we provide is effective and safe in giving men and women the tools needed to overcome an Opana addiction. The individual and group therapy sessions that we supply only increase the chances that an individual who is obtaining our services will be successful in achieving lasting recovery. If you are searching for a program that can offer you the care that you need to overcome your Opana addiction, look no further than Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers. We can help you get your life back.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Opana Abuse Recovery at North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers

As a network of outpatient providers, Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer a variety of medication assisted treatment options that are medically supervised. We treat those aged 18 and older who have been abusing Opana or other opioids for at least one year. Our knowledgeable and skilled staff is complete with counselors, doctors, and nurses who are able to work with each patient to determine his or her correct dosage as well as the therapeutic interventions that he or she requires to be successful in treatment.

The medication and therapeutic interventions that can be included in a patient’s care plan can include the following:

Methadone: Methadone is an effective medication that works to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings that come from the cessation of Opana abuse. Those who are taking methadone will not become high as they would if they were abusing other painkillers. Methadone is taken daily and the dosage prescribed will be determined based on his or her own needs. This dosage will likely be decreased over time so that an individual can achieve complete recovery.

Suboxone: Suboxone works by lessening cravings and withdrawal symptoms and contains buprenorphine and naloxone as its ingredients. When Suboxone is abused on its own or with other opioids, it can bring about withdrawal symptoms. Someone who is taking Suboxone will consume it once a day and the dosage that he or she takes will be provided by a doctor.

Subutex: Subutex, the brand name for buprenorphine, curbs withdrawal symptoms and cravings all while preventing the dangerous effects of opioids on the brain. Subutex is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist, which means that withdrawal symptoms are lessened so that an individual can shift his or her entire attention to his or her recovery. Subutex is taken one time each day.

Vivitrol: Vivitrol a non-addictive and non-addictive medication, is one of the many options that are offered within medication assisted treatment programs. Taken once monthly, Vivitrol is injected to help decrease cravings and control painful withdrawal symptoms. The primary ingredient in Vivitrol is naltrexone.

Individual and group therapy: To provide the most effective medication assisted treatment possible, we, at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, include individual and group therapy into the treatment that we provide. Individual therapy sessions occur with a counselor who can help a patient comb through his or her feelings regarding recovery in a private, one-on-one setting. Group therapy, which is also led by a counselor, helps patients discuss a variety of addiction-related topics. Additionally, group therapy serves as an excellent forum for patients to give and receive support and encouragement to one another as they work on their recovery.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Opana Abuse

Opana addiction can create a number of challenges in an individual’s life, including legal issues, relationship conflict, job loss, and financial strife. Someone who is addicted to Opana is more likely to suffer from damage to his or her mental health and physical wellbeing. An individual addicted to Opana typically becomes focused on his or her use of this medication, which can leave other important areas of life to fall to the wayside. In addition, if an individual who is addicted to Opana is battling with one or more pre-existing mental health conditions, his or her symptoms can become worse. From a physical standpoint, Opana addiction can cause vital organ damage that could be irreversible, and puts a person at risk for experiencing a fatal overdose. Those who are addicted to Opana should know that there are effective methods of treatment available that can help prevent these concerns.

If you or someone you love is stuck in the dangerous cycle of Opana abuse, we, at Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, can help. Call us right now to obtain the help that you deserve.