Dr. Pradeep Thapar and the team of highly qualified providers at Premier Psychiatry in Orland Park and Chicago Ridge, Illinois, treat opioid dependence using a combination of psychotherapy and SUBOXONE®. This dual treatment strategy provides hope for recovery for patients suffering from addiction.
Opioids change the chemistry of the brain. Because opioids create physical and psychological dependence, quitting without help can be extremely challenging. Many patients attempt to stop but are forced to use again to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and then lose out of dread of the very same symptoms returning again. It’s hard to quit using because the body becomes physically dependent on the drug to function appropriately.
Addiction isn't limited to any single class of people; anyone can become addicted to prescribed or illegal drugs. Those at highest risk are those who suffer from other mental health problems and those who have a parent or sibling who is addicted.
Physical symptoms of addiction include:
Other indications include shopping around for doctors who will prescribe medications, social withdrawal, problems with relationships, and financial problems.
Many patients find that their addiction becomes most apparent to others when they experience withdrawal symptoms. Patients going through withdrawal may experience headaches, diarrhea, anxiety, sweating, nausea, vomiting, exhaustion, and sleeplessness.
Treatment for opioid addiction is multifold and includes:
Most patients require a combination of therapeutic measures to successfully overcome addiction. Patients who are open and honest with their psychiatrist are more likely to achieve success through their treatment.
Right now is always the best time. Patients who believe they may have a problem based on the symptoms above should seek help as soon as possible. Opiate addiction can wreak havoc on a patient’s life when left untreated, but help is available.
At Premier Psychiatry, we accept most major insurances. Here is a short-list of some the insurances that we accept. If you do not see yours listed, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.
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