Opioid Addiction Doctors in Niagara Falls, NY
Addiction symptoms include overwhelming cravings and an inability to limit opioid use even when it is negatively impacting personal relationships or money. Medication assisted outpatient treatment for opioid addiction and abuse (MAT) is available at Niagara Falls Urgent Care. Walk-in or call to schedule a visit. We are conveniently located at 3117 Military Road, Suite 2, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
The opioid problem throughout the United States is continuing with no end in sight. Unfortunately, the consequences of untreated addiction affect numerous aspects of a person’s life. At Niagara Falls Urgent Care, located in Niagara Falls, NY, we combat the problem by helping people manage their opioid addiction using medication-assisted outpatient treatment.
About Medication-Assisted Opioid Recovery Treatment
Medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment is a type of outpatient care we provide at our clinic. You come to our office, and we administer a medication to manage your addiction. The medication we use works to prevent withdrawal symptoms that could lead to you wanting to use once again.
Types of Medications Used
Buprenorphine is in the medication we prescribe. It eliminates cravings and other unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, so you don’t have a desire to resume opioid use. This particular medication classifies as an opioid partial agonist. While it does produce some of the same effects as opioids, these effects aren’t as pronounced as they would be if you were taking a drug like heroin.
We prescribe buprenorphine as a combination drug, so you don’t feel the effects of it. The other medication given along with it is naloxone. This medication is used on its own to reverse the effects of an overdose because it blocks receptor sites. When it’s combined with buprenorphine, it eliminates the euphoric effects of it. It also stops you from feeling any pleasure from other opiates.
How Our Medication-Assisted Recovery Program Works
You come to our clinic, and we assess your opiate addiction. We conduct the process discretely and aren’t there to criticize. We’ll then be able to administer a medication to help you recover. We may prescribe Bunavail, which is a buccal film consisting of buprenorphine and naloxone. You place it in between your cheek and gums to dissolve. The other two options are Suboxone and Zubsolv, which are given as either a film or tablet that you place under your tongue.
After you take your medication, you return home. Once we establish you’re going to use your medication as prescribed and don’t have any side effects of it, you’ll be able to take your medication at home without needing to visit our facility each day.
Our extensive medication-assisted recovery program also includes on-site counseling. In order to fully recover from addiction, you’ll also need some form of therapy or counseling. This helps you gain outside support for your addiction. Additionally, therapy can help you address any underlying issues you may have.
Assessing Your Progression
There isn’t a certain number of weeks or months you must take the medication. Since your need for a medication-assisted recovery program may decrease over time, we do conduct routine evaluations to determine if you still require the drug.
Why Choose Our Medication-Assisted Recovery Program
Our staff is dedicated to helping the opioid epidemic. We want patients to know they have somewhere close and convenient to assist in their recovery. Additionally, we feel that every person we help is one less individual who is at risk for serious complications from opioid use. We realize that by offering this service, we can save lives that may have been lost to opioids.