Opioids are legal drugs that doctors prescribe to temporarily treat intense and chronic pain. Unfortunately, opioids are highly addictive and can easily lead to an overdose. Opioid addiction devastates the lives of the addicted and of their loved ones. If you are among the thousands of Americans who struggle with a pain pill addiction, treatment can help you to recover.
Get on the path to recovery with opioid addiction treatment from CARE Clinic. We have clinics accepting patients in Grenada and Southaven, MS.
Which Drugs Are Opioids?
While all opioids are painkillers, not all painkillers are opioids, and not all opioids are prescription painkillers. The following drugs are considered opioids, with alternate names listed in parentheses:
- Morphine (MS Con3n)
- Codeine (Tylenol 3 & 4)
- Hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin)
- Oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycon3n)
- Meperidine (Demerol)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Tramadol (Ultram)
- Tapentadol (Nucynta)
- Heroin, which was originally used to treat morphine addiction
- Methadone, which has been the main opioid addiction treatment since the 1960s
Our team will assist you in recovering from your addiction to all of these forms of opioids.
How Do You Treat Opioid Addiction?
At CARE Clinic, we treat pain pill addiction with medication and counseling. We believe that counseling, be it on an individual basis or in a group, is essential to changing the biopsychosocial component of addiction, so we encourage all of our patients to participate, no matter how well they are doing with medical treatment.
What Does Medical Treatment Include?
All medical treatments involve Buprenorphine or Naloxone (or the similar Naltrexone). Unlike the traditional medical treatment featuring Methadone, neither of these substances are addictive. Buprenorphine is technically an opioid that activates the same receptors — but it only does so partially as not to create a high or withdrawal symptoms, nor does it appear on drug screenings. Naloxone and Naltrexone block opioid receptors.
We prescribe treatments that can be administered in a variety of ways. Some treatments are even approved for pregnant and breastfeeding patients, so don’t let that stop you from seeking treatment.
Learn more about how we treat opioid addiction by calling us at 662-510-5418 (Southaven) or at 662-508-0098 (Grenada).