Opioid Dependence

Associated Behavioral Health Care is now offering both Suboxone and Vivitrol as additional options for those who are appropriate to complement our comprehensive treatment programs. CALL today to see if you are a candidate for either medication. We will be able to schedule you with an appointment to see a prescribing physician here at ABHC within 48 hours.

Opioid dependence is an extremely challenging and complicated condition; HOWEVER, it can be treated. If you’re working to overcome opioid dependence, you know the experience can oftentimes be overwhelming. Call today to see if Suboxone or Vivitrol might be an option to ensure your long term success.

What are opioids?

Opioids are drugs that work in the body the way opium does. Some are made directly from opium (for example, morphine and codeine), while others are man-made but similar chemically to opium (for example, the painkillers oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, better known by such brand names as OxyContin®, Vicodin®, Percocet®, and Actiq®*). The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid.

All of these drugs are extremely powerful. For people with severe pain, opioids are very effective medicines, and most patients treated for pain with opioids do not become dependent on them. For some people, however, opioid dependence is an unexpected side effect of proper pain treatment. The problem comes when someone is unable to stop using the drug after the pain passes.

If you are ready to enroll in treatment or have an assessment, call (800) 858-6702 today to be seen within 24 hours.