Opioid Addiction Specialist

What are opioids?

Opioids are a type of prescription medication and an illegal drug made from ingredients found in poppy plants. They’re highly effective for managing pain, but they’re also highly addictive. 

The illegal drug heroin is an opioid, but so are a number of prescription medications, including:

  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone

What causes opioid addiction?

Doctors have long used opioids to bring patients pain relief. The problem is that their addictive nature often leaves patients dependent. 

That’s because opioids trigger the brain’s pleasure sensations. The brain gets addicted to that pleasurable feeling and feels withdrawal when there’s no opioid present in the body.

What are the symptoms of opioid addiction?

The primary symptoms of opioid addiction are regularly thinking about and craving more opioids. Other symptoms include:

  • Memory loss 
  • Mood changes
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Behavioral changes
  • Fatigue

If you live with an opioid addiction, know that it is possible to regain control. Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers offers dedicated opioid addiction treatment. 

How does opioid addiction treatment work?

Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers works to end the stigma surrounding opioid addiction so people can seek the help they need unhindered. 

They know that, like many other diseases, opioid addiction requires dedicated, medication-supported treatment from a knowledgeable health care professional. 

Their team works to build a partnership with each patient, fostering trust and open communication. They pair that dedicated care with medications that moderate withdrawal symptoms. Specifically, Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers offers:

  • Suboxone®
  • Subutex® 
  • Bunavail®
  • Zubsolv®
  • Vivitrol®

These medications are designed to help you fight your cravings while minimizing symptoms of withdrawal. Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers works with you to find the right dosage so you’re no longer dependent on opioids. 

They help you gradually taper off your medication so you can lead a healthy, productive life without dependency on any prescription drugs. 

Throughout your addiction treatment, you get support from the knowledgeable, committed team at Raj Pain Clinic  and Recovery Centers. They work with you to ensure you understand your disease and have the tools and care you need to overcome it. 

Get started on the path to an opioid-free life by calling Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers or scheduling your appointment online today.