Medication Assisted Treatment for Opana Addiction

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Understanding Opana Abuse

Understanding Opana Abuse Recovery

Opana is a schedule II controlled substance that is typically prescribed for moderate to severe pain. This opioid agonist contains oxymorphone, which is given to patients who do not respond to other types of painkillers. Due to its strength, Opana is an extremely addictive prescription narcotic. If an individual becomes addicted to Opana and suddenly ceases consumption, painful withdrawal symptoms including mood changes, anxiety, and stomach cramping can take place. Yet, achieving sobriety does not need to be painful. One option available to combat the painful withdrawal symptoms that can take place is to take part in a medication assisted treatment program.

Medication assisted treatment at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers involves using specific prescription medications under the supervision of a qualified physician. These medications are used to combat any withdrawal symptoms that may take place while Opana exits from one’s system. From an emotional perspective, therapeutic interventions are used to help individuals focus on the psychological perspective of their addiction. By working together, therapy, along with medication assisted treatment, allows patients to achieve sobriety in a safe and structured environment.

Medication assisted treatment works by using specific prescription medications under the watchful supervision of a trained medical professional in order to decrease the severity of withdrawal from Opana. The dedicated team at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is here to help you achieve the sober life that you are capable of living.

Types of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Opana Abuse at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers

Our treatment program is tailored to meet the individualized needs of each patient that walks through our doors. We treat both men and women, aged 18 and older, who have been addicted to or abusing Opana as well as other opioids for a year or longer. Our compassionate and dedicated medical staff is comprised of nurses, counselors, and physicians who have specialized training in the treatment of addiction and withdrawal. Since each treatment plan varies depending on the individual patient, we offer the following treatment options:

Methadone: Methadone works by preventing cravings for Opana as well as reducing the withdrawal symptoms that can occur as an individual ceases their use of Opana. While on methadone, patients will not experience the euphoric high that is often associated with Opana use, but will be able to function in life’s daily activities such as working and driving. Methadone is taken daily and individual dosages will be discussed on an individualized basis with the attending physician.

Suboxone: Suboxone is a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine that works to decrease cravings and lessen the withdrawal symptoms of Opana. It is important to note that withdrawal symptoms can occur if an individual takes Opana (or another opioid) while on Suboxone.

Subutex: Classified as a partial opioid agonist-antagonist, Subutex is used to lessen withdrawal symptoms while diminishing cravings for Opana. Buprenorphine is the main ingredient in Subutex and is typically taken daily under the guidance of a qualified physician.

Vivitrol: Administered once monthly via injection, Vivitrol is a non-narcotic medication that reduces cravings for Opana and other opioids.

Individual and group therapy: Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers believe that in order for soberity to be fully achieved, individuals must incorporate a therapeutic approach into each treatment plan. Individual therapy sessions take place in a one-on-one setting between a counselor and patient. Sessions offer patients a safe environment in which to openly discuss their progress as well as talk about any concerns or questions that may arise regarding their recovery. Group therapy allows individuals the opportunity to discuss their progress and struggles with others who are also battling an addiction to Opana. Group therapy sessions are counselor-led and promote a safe environment to openly discuss struggles as well as achievements. Individuals gain support and strength from other participants in a controlled environment.

Why Consider Treatment

Why Consider Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers for Opana Abuse

Opana not only affects the physical component of an individual but the emotional side of life as well. The mind of an individual addicted to Opana becomes fixated on the drug and how to obtain the next dosage. This mindset puts work, family, and friends on the back burner in terms of importance. Because of these skewed priorities, indviduals are more likely to struggle at work, lose important relationships, and find themselves in financial trouble. Individuals addicted to Opana open themselves up to the possibility of overdose, which can be life-threatening if left untreated.

If you or someone you love has become trapped in the cycle of an addiction to Opana, the team at Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is here to help. The first step to recovery is just a phone call away.