Suboxone Clinic in MS for Opiate Dependency
Suboxone (Buprenorphine) Treatment
The active ingredient in Suboxone is Buprenorphine. Prescription painkillers and heroin are “full opioid agonists” while Buprenorphine is a “partial opioid agonist”, which means it attaches itself to the receptors in the brain that other opioids attach to but the effect is not as strong and the cravings are lessened. Depending on the dosage, Buprenorphine can completely block the effects of other opioids all together and withdrawal symptoms can become manageable.
How Precise CNS Can Help
Precise’s expertise lies in the fields of substance abuse studies and treatment, which target addictive substance disorders that originate from the mind. Substance abuse is a common and serious mental disorder that usually derives from chemical imbalances in the brain, hormonal changes, medication, and/or outside factors in your life. Substance abuse can affect people of all ages, and a substance abuser doesn’t have to be dependent on a substance to be abusing it. The treatment of substance abuse can exist in a wide-range of psychiatric practices, such as with a substance abuse counselor, with which Precise Research Centers is prepared to engage at every occurrence.
Our Opiate Dependency Treatment/Opiate Addiction Clinic Medical Director, Dr. Kristen Bevill, will evaluate the need for Suboxone treatment as well as other mental health issues that could influence the effectiveness of treatment. Medications are effective for treatment, however, they work best with our available Counseling services.
What Are Opioids?
Opioids are an extremely powerful narcotic used to relieve numerous types of pain. Some, like morphine and codeine, are made directly from the opium plant. Others, like oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl, are man-made and chemically comparable to opium. Heroin is an illegal opioid. When used correctly, opioids can successfully help to manage pain. For example, morphine is an opioid that is used to alleviate chronic pain caused by surgery or advanced cancer. Long term use of these drugs can cause physical dependence. When abused, opioids can be very dangerous. A list of commonly prescribed pain killers that are opioids are listed below:
According to the World Health Organization and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, dependence on opioids or an addiction to heroin and prescription pain killers is defined as a long-term brain disease because opioid dependence can cause long-term changes to not only the structure but also the function of the brain. According to the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 213,000 people use heroin, 4.75 million people ages 12 and older misuse painkillers and 2 million Americans are dependent on opioid painkillers or heroin. Opioid abuse can lead to opioid tolerance that in turn leads to opioid dependence and it can happen to anyone. Here are some of the signs of opioid dependency:
- Continuing to use opioids despite undesirable consequences
- Needing to take more of the drug to get the desired effect or getting a reduced effect from the same amount of drug
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using opioids or taking other drugs to ease withdrawal symptoms
- Taking larger amounts of opioids and for longer periods of time
- Trying constantly to quit and being unsuccessful
- Spending a great deal of time and effort trying to get, use, and recover from opioid use
- Skipping recreational activities and/or work
Precise Clinical Neuroscience Specialists provides several Psychiatrists in central Mississippi. Visit us to find an ADHD psychiatrist, licensed clinical psychologist, psychiatrist Jackson MS, geriatric psychiatry, sleep disorder treatment, addiction Psychiatrist and major depressive disorder psychiatrist.
Our clinic helps people with substance abuse counseling, medication managment, opiate dependency treatment, counseling and provides clinical psychologists that accept insurance.
Precise CNS serves the Central Mississippi region including Brandon, Madison, Ridgeland, Jackson Mississippi, Clinton in Madison & Rankin Counties MS.