Addiction is a severe and challenging condition to tackle on your own. Melonie Parmley, DO, with Open Door Wellness Center, offers many types of opioid treatment to help curb a life-threatening addiction. Dr. Parmley offers shame-free, quality care to those in need of extra support at the office located in Great Falls, Montana. Call the office today or schedule an appointment discreetly through the online portal.
Opioid addiction is a complicated and serious condition that significantly impedes one’s quality of life. In 2020, 75% of all drug overdoses involved a form of opioid. However, you’re not alone in receiving the treatment you need to succeed. Several kinds of opioid treatment help curb your addiction once and for all.
Medication-assisted therapy (MAT) and behavioral therapy work together to fight opioid addiction. Numerous medications on the market help patients ween from opioid dependence, including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
These medications help alleviate cravings and block receptors that interact with opioids. More importantly, behavioral therapy works with these prescriptive therapies to provide a well-balanced opioid treatment plan. MAT is typically less emphasized in opioid treatment and relies more heavily on counseling services.
Opioid addiction is a substance use disorder. If left unchecked, this can create a dependency that alters your brain chemistry and causes negative physical and behavioral changes. Opioid addiction takes precedence over many other activities in one’s life, which leads to strained relationships, poor health, and reduced quality of life.
Opioids impose life-threatening risks to your health. Extended use of opioids leads to a reduced heart rate and withdrawal-related symptoms, such as diarrhea and anxiety. The risk of an overdose is also high, where death is likely without immediate medical attention. Your well-being is too valuable to risk opioid addiction and dependency.
The treatment of addiction requires a life-long commitment. It is not uncommon for those suffering from an opioid use disorder to relapse during treatment. It’s important not to get down on yourself and instead adjust the strategies and resources available to find the best fit.
The success of opioid treatment depends on several factors. These factors may include the severity of the addiction or dependency, the use of other substances, such as alcohol, the surrounding environment, and your readiness for treatment. Positive relationships with friends and family play a vital role in successful opioid treatment.
Seeking opioid treatment is not something you have to experience alone. Dr. Parmley helps support your every step at the Great Falls, Montana office. Call today or schedule discreetly through the online reservation system.