What To Do If You or A Loved One Is Suffering From Opiate Addiction
Bend Suboxone Clinic is open and available to help you or your loved ones battle agaienst opiate addiction. Did you know that opiate addiction is the leading cause of overdose deaths in America? With this in mind, we must take every possible measure to knock this addiction or help a loved one overcome. I you want treatment for opiate addiction as an outpatient, Call Bend Suboxone Clinic today @ 5641-728-7759
How to Identify Opioid Addiction or Overdose
Individuals suffering from opioid addiction may not readily share their challenge. It is important that you are equipped with an awareness of the signs of addiction. Here are common signs of opioid abuse:
– Easily irritated
– Fluctuating moods
– Lack of motivation
– Poor decision making
– Physical agitation
– Indifference to responsibilities
As with most drugs, people tend to react differently. However, there are some common effects that can be telling. These include:
– Extremely pale face
– Limp body
– Irregular breathing or heartbeat
– Purple or blue color on fingernails or lips
– Inability to speak
– Vomiting or frequent gurgling noises
– Difficulty awaking the individual
If you notice or experience any of these symptoms, call 911 right away.
The Best Way to Treat Opioid Addiction
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) as a highly effective way of treating opioid addiction.
See our post on Medication Assisted Treatment.
In a nutshell, Medication Assisted Treatment or MAT is a proven treatment that includes medication and behavioral therapy. Each treatment is carefully tailored to the needs of the individual. This approach to opioid treatment is supported by research and can be prescribed by our providers at Bend Suboxone Clinic.
At Bend Suboxone Clinic in Oregon, Temple University School of Medicine graduate Dr. DiGiulio offers suboxone inclusive Medication Assisted Treatment. If you are a loved one is suffering from opiate addiction, get in touch with Bend Suboxone clinic today.
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This Post was read and approved by a American Board of Family Medicine Diplomate, Dr. Christopher DiGiulio