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Opioid Addiction Treatment

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therapist writes on notepad as woman talks about an opioid addiction treatment programOpioid use disorder (OUD) is the clinical term for opioid abuse or addiction. OUD is a chronic disease that causes significant difficulties in all areas of life, impacting physical, psychological, social, and economic well-being. Opioids are drugs that affect the nervous system by blocking pain, often creating intense feelings of pleasure, lending to their potential to become highly addictive, especially when improperly used. 

Opioid use disorder directly impacts more than two million Americans and has far-reaching impacts on the families, friends, and communities of those affected. The most immediate danger from opioid use is the very high risk of overdose, which can occur with just one dose. OUD is treatable but requires professional intervention. However, not all addiction treatment programs are the same.

At MD M.A.T.T., we specialize in treating opioid use disorder, focusing on Suboxone treatment. Our dedicated staff is passionate about our determination to help those struggling with OUD in our community and beyond. Reach out to us online or call 410.364.8194 to learn about our numerous evidence-based treatment options for yourself or your loved one. 

Signs You May Need Opioid Rehab Services

Opioid use disorder frequently begins with prescription painkiller use that spirals out of control before a person realizes it. For years people falsely believed that prescription opioids were safe and non-addictive because that was how the pharmaceutical industry promoted them. Today, we know that is wholly untrue.

Individuals who rely on prescription opioids for long-term pain management may develop a dependency, even when using them as prescribed. Many become quickly hooked on the euphoric effects and use painkillers illegally long after they are medically necessary. When no longer able to acquire prescription opioids, it is common for individuals to turn to heroin, which is inexpensive and easy to obtain. 

OUD impacts all areas of life and poses a severe risk of overdose and death. Signs you or a loved one may need opioid rehab services can include:

  • Not taking medications as prescribed
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms
  • Inability to control opioid use
  • Buying or stealing prescription drugs from others
  • Failure to tend to daily responsibilities 
  • Significant changes in physical appearance, such as weight loss and poor hygiene
  • Scabs, sores, or puncture wounds typical of IV drug use

Individuals with OUD also exhibit marked changes in mood and behavior, declining interest in previously enjoyed activities, withdrawal from friends and family, lying, stealing, and impaired judgment. They often struggle with other mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

The Benefits of Opioid Addiction Recovery

Breaking the cycle of addiction to opioids is exceptionally challenging for most. Countless people courageously seek opioid addiction treatment, only to find themselves stuck in a cycle of chronic relapse. Many give up hope that they can ever achieve long-term recovery. Fortunately, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), considered the gold standard, is safe and highly effective for treating OUD. 

Fear of going through withdrawal is one of the main reasons people with OUD avoid treatment. At MD M.A.T.T, our medical professionals closely monitor patients to ensure that detoxification is as comfortable as possible. Because everyone’s journey is different, we provide treatment plans customized to individual needs. Some of the benefits of opioid addiction recovery include the following:

  • Uncovering the underlying issues that contributed to addiction
  • Developing new habits and coping strategies
  • Breaking the cycle of addiction
  • Learning to establish healthy boundaries
  • Fostering relapse prevention skills
  • Access to therapy
  • Peer and community support

Overcoming opioid addiction can be challenging, but recovery is possible with help from a dedicated team of professional substance use and mental health experts utilizing a range of evidence-based treatments. 

Contact MD M.A.T.T. for Opioid Addiction Treatment in Maryland

With locations in Maryland and Washington D.C., MD, M.A.T.T. is committed to helping individuals overcome opioid addiction. We provide patient-focused medication-assisted treatment with a focus on Suboxone and other buprenorphine medications. 

With doctors, counselors, and psychiatrists at each location, patients have access to comprehensive opioid addiction treatment. We understand that opioid addiction is not a choice and cannot be overcome with sheer willpower. Our team takes time to understand each patient’s unique needs to develop a personalized treatment plan. 

When you are ready to regain control of your life by overcoming opioid addiction, turn to MD M.A.T.T. Contact our team at 410.364.8194 or reach out online for opioid addiction treatment in Maryland.