Opiates

There is no shortage of news coverage detailing the American opioid epidemic. But beyond the splashy headlines and shocking statistics, individuals struggling with the pain and hopelessness of opioid addiction often feel alone.

Frequently prescribed to relieve chronic pain, opioids have the potential to be highly addictive. Once an individual starts abusing or misusing these medications it can be nearly impossible for them to stop on their own. As cravings and tolerance increase, individuals may resort to “doctor shopping” or mixing prescriptions with alcohol or other drugs. Heroin – an illegal opioid drug which is cheaper and easier to obtain – often serves as an attractive, and even more lethal, substitute for its prescription counterparts. An estimated 15,000 people die each year from prescription opioid overdose. Aside from a host of health consequences ranging from tremors to respiratory depression, users are also at increased risk to engage in dangerous behavior, contract infectious disease, or face incarceration.

Signs & Symptoms of Opioid addiction:

  • Needing to take more of the drug to get the same effect
  • Persistently wanting to quit, or trying unsuccessfully to quit
  • Spending a lot of time and effort to obtain, use and recover from opioids
  • Continuing to use opioids despite negative consequences
  • Crushing, snorting, smoking or injecting opioids
  • Running out of prescription medications early
  • Accessing two or more physicians for prescriptions
  • Escalating use
  • Buying opioids on the street
  • Feeling ill (withdrawal) when the use of opioids suddenly stops
  • Prioritizing use over family, work, or other responsibilities

Treatment

Our unique treatment approach, Neurobiological Integration (NBI), is designed to provide you with both short-term symptom relief and long-term nervous system regulation to support successful recovery. This comprehensive method is tailored to meet your individual needs, and is designed to treat any underlying mental health conditions, regulate the nervous system, and provide sustainable wellbeing. Through a customized combination of psychiatry, psychotherapy, and integrative services, we will support you in recovering from your addiction and restoring your whole self – mind, body, and spirit.