Opioid addiction is difficult to overcome without help. You’re left to suffer through the withdrawal symptoms and dealing with a wide range of thoughts and emotions. Trying to quit without addressing the root cause of your addiction sets up a situation where it’s easier to relapse. Medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction allows you to quit taking the drug through a program that slowly weans you off of it and provides you with support during the worst of the withdrawals. This type of treatment program at NC Wellness Center – High Point for opioid addiction has many benefits.
Reduces Your Risks of Overdosing
If you try to quit opioids cold turkey, you may go overboard if you get back on them. The cravings can be overwhelming, which could lead to taking too big of a dose. During medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, you have professionals close at hand who are keeping an eye on your symptoms. You’re also in a controlled environment, so you wouldn’t be able to access enough opioids to overdose.
Improves Your Chances of Staying Clean
It’s hard to stick to an addiction treatment plan that simply cuts you off from opioids. Your body has grown to expect these chemicals in your system, and it has a hard time adjusting without them. By going through a more gradual quitting process, you improve your chances of sticking to the plan.
Helps You Remain Functional
Serious withdrawal symptoms mean that you could end up losing your job, alienating family, and suffering from other situations that come from losing complete functionality. When you have medication assisting you with your transition, you’re able to manage the other responsibilities in your life at the same time as the treatment. This is why outpatient treatment is so useful.
With your withdrawal symptoms under control and a strictly planned opioid weaning process, you’re able to do what you need to do in your everyday life without your cravings consuming your every waking thought. It is still a difficult process, but ultimately it’s manageable thanks to the medical interventions.
Offers a Cost-effective Treatment Method through Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Less effective treatment methods may have you bouncing in and out of hospitals and rehab facilities multiple times. The costs mount up when these methods are unable to help you meet your recovery goals. You also suffer from opportunity costs, as you wouldn’t be able to pursue your life goals while this is going on.
Opting for a treatment plan that includes medication assistance allows you to increase your chances of going through the process in full. You’re saving your money and your time by going through a highly effective treatment plan that is designed to address your symptoms and the causes of addictive behavior. You end up being set on a path to success rather than being doomed to repeat it over and over again.
Treatment options may include:
- Treatment for multiple conditions
Moves You Away From Potential Criminal Activity
Illegal opioid use puts you in the way of dangerous activity and potential jail time. Going through the withdrawal process in prison, combined with the challenges that being convicted of a crime bring, are best avoided.
By getting treatment for your addiction, you can break your dependency and stop your involvement with drug dealers and other criminal activity. It’s hard to come back from a conviction and prison sentence, especially if you have a career in areas that won’t hire people with criminal records.
Medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction makes it easier and more effective to go through one of the most difficult processes of your life. Overcoming addiction is not easy, but having the right support on hand at all times makes it much more likely to succeed. Contact NC Wellness Center – High Point today at 833.455.2570 to learn more about our opioid treatment programs.