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Suboxone Therapy Specialist

Premier Psychiatry -  - Psychiatrist

Premier Psychiatry

Psychiatrists located in Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Lombard, & Downers Grove, IL

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.

Suboxone Therapy Q & A

Why is it so hard to quit using without help?

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.

Who is at risk of becoming addicted?

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.

What are the signs of opioid addiction?

Physical symptoms of addiction include:

  • Euphoria or elation
  • Sedation
  • Constricted pupils
  • Feeling confused
  • Slow rate of breathing
  • Constipation
  • Passing out or loss of consciousness

Other indications include shopping around for doctors who will prescribe medications, social withdrawal, problems with relationships, and financial problems.

What are the signs of withdrawal?

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.

How is opioid addiction treated?

Treatment for opioid addiction is multifold and includes:

  • Counseling to address the factors that are behavioral and psychological
  • Inpatient treatment programs, which provide 24/7 support and medically controlled withdrawal
  • Through the prescription of methadone, which can prevent withdrawal symptoms
  • Through the prescription of SUBOXONE, which can prevent withdrawal and suppress cravings when used in conjunction with therapy

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.

When is it time to get help?

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. Our suboxone therapy is more affordable compared to the competition

Accepted Insurance Providers

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.

United Healthcare