Addiction to opioids or pain killers such as Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Percocet, or heroin can have a devastating impact to both the individual and their loved ones. When someone attempts to quit, often times the addiction can have severe physical withdrawal symptoms including weakness, increased pain, diarrhea, and a flu-like sensation. Opioid Dependence is a national epidemic which can often lead to fatal overdoses. Suboxone has been shown to decrease physical withdrawals and improve long term abstinence from opiates for certain individuals.
California Psychiatry offers different treatment options for the individual suffering from a psychological or physical addiction to opioids. Treatment options include:
- Buprenorphine (Suboxone) management
- Acute outpatient detox with medications
- Medications that may assist with longterm opioid dependence
Please consult with your Psychiatrist concerning appropriate treatment options.