Addiction Treatments

Addiction Treatments

Addiction Treatments services offered in Spring Hill, Tampa and Port Richey, FL

Anyone can find themselves addicted to something. Their real self wants to stop but the addiction calls them back. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder, you may benefit from addiction treatment using Suboxone®. Absolute Healthcare, with offices in Spring Hill, Port Richey, and Tampa, Florida, offers medication-assisted treatment and rehab support in order to help you achieve sobriety without withdrawal symptoms. Call the nearest office or book an in-person or telehealth consultation online today to learn more.

Addiction Treatments Q&A

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is an FDA-approved medication that can help treat opioid dependence. When you’re addicted to prescription painkillers, it can be hard to quit using the substances without side effects. 

An addiction forms when your body develops a physical dependency on the substance, causing withdrawal symptoms when you’re not taking it. 

Your provider can prescribe Suboxone and refer you to a psychiatric specialist to help with cravings and overcome any obstacles on your road to recovery. 

When might I need Suboxone? 

Opioids interact with the opioid receptors in your brain, producing a “high” or euphoric effect. Examples of opioids include:

  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Heroin

These medications are often prescribed for chronic pain or to help you recover from surgery. For people with pain, opioids are very effective, and most patients don’t become addicted to them.

However, in some people, opioid dependence becomes an unexpected side effect of well-intentioned pain treatment.

How do I know if I have an unhealthy addiction?

It’s not easy to accept that you or a loved one has an unhealthy addiction, but recognizing an addiction and taking the steps to treat the underlying cause is one of the most important steps to achieve sobriety.  

You may question your drug use if you’re unable to stop using the drug after the cause of the pain has resolved. If you have a past or a family history of substance use disorder, you have a higher risk of addiction to opioids (even when a doctor prescribes pain medications for a valid condition). 

These are some things to consider when determining if you need addiction treatment. Other concerns that may be signs to seek an evaluation for Suboxone include: 

  • Secretly hiding drug use around loved ones
  • Going out of your way to get the specific drug
  • Deterioration in personal hygiene
  • Putting off important obligations to use drugs
  • Mood changes and relationship problems as a result of substance misuse

Symptoms of withdrawal include sweating, nausea, diarrhea, anxiety, and rapid heart rate, when you cease taking the drug or lowering the dosage.

Absolute Healthcare focuses on treating the whole person with addiction treatment, so you can be free of all dependencies. To determine if Suboxone is helpful for your detox, call the nearest office or book an in-person or telehealth consultation online today.