Drug and Heroin Addiction Treatment in Ohio
Drug addiction can be a life-altering condition that affects not only the drug user, but also friends, family members, coworkers and the community at large. Opioids, including heroin and prescription pain pills taken non-medically, have a high likelihood of being abused. When they are, addiction often follows.
In clinical terms, drug addiction is a chronic disease of the brain. It is characterized by seeking drugs and taking them compulsively, even in the face of serious negative consequences. The desire for these drugs continues even when the abuse causes problems socially, physically and mentally. Heroin addiction is often the result of changes to the structure and function of the brain caused by drug use itself.
If you or someone you love is struggling with these symptoms, don’t lose hope. Our drug addiction recovery clinic in Alliance is here to help. Our outpatient program is accepting patients from Canton, Salem, Ravenna and throughout Ohio.
Does Your Problem Amount to Drug Addiction?
Any time you abuse street drugs or take prescriptions non-medically, there is a chance of becoming addicted. However, not all drug users are addicts. The distinction is primarily about consequences.
Think about the following to determine whether you are a candidate for medical addiction recovery treatments:
- Have you tried to stop but been unable?
- Have you lost friends or had relationship problems because of drug use?
- Do you feel bad or guilty but continue using drugs anyway?
- Have you broken the law, been arrested or gotten into fights due to drug use?
- Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms?
- Have you had medical problems related to drug use?
If your answer to any of the following is yes, you may be addicted. If your drug of choice is an opioid such as heroin or prescription pain pills, trying to overcome addiction on your own can be nearly impossible.
Get Help with Drug Addiction Recovery in Ohio
Complete recovery from drug addiction is possible, but it takes sustained effort and serious commitment. When you’re ready to begin recovery, overcoming physical addiction to opioids will be the first step. Our doctors can help you through this difficult time so you can take the next steps in putting your life back together.
We specialize in prescribing Suboxone, a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine. This prescription is the only opioid withdrawal medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can be prescribed in a doctor’s office. Other withdrawal medications are available only in hospitals and inpatient treatment programs.
Read more about our treatment options here, and then give us a call at 330.536.7461 to set up an appointment and find out whether you qualify. All appointments are completely confidential.