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Maric Healthcare specializes in treatment programs utilizing methadone or suboxone for those struggling with opioid addiction.

The Opioid Epidemic

The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug overdose epidemic. Since 1999, the amount of prescription drugs prescribed and sold in the United States has nearly quadrupled, yet there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report. Overprescribing leads to more abuse and more overdose deaths. Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

Center for Disease control and prevention

How does medication-assisted treatment help with opioid addiction?

It helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms, address cravings and provide medical supervision.

People who have been abusing opioid drugs and abruptly stop will experience withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms are so unpleasant that many people start taking the drugs again. People in the midst of an opioid withdrawal syndrome will also experience extreme cravings to take their drug of choice.

 

Medication-assisted treatment works to:

 

  • Reduce uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms using an opioid replacement medication. The medications help to lower the risk of relapse during the early stages of recovery.
  • Address cravings for the drug in the early stages of recovery.
  • Facilitate a slow, controlled taper of the drug so that the person can adjust to living without opioids.
  • Provide medical supervision of the early stages of the person's recovery. Supervision can be extremely helpful in addressing triggers and potentially stressful situations that can increase the probability of relapse.

Recovery.org

Locations

With clinics located in multiple states, you can use our map to find a clinic nearest you.

FAQ

Have a question? Our frequently asked questions page may be able to answer a question you may have about treatment.

 

(You can also ask a question at any of the state websites under locations)

 

Resources

You can find useful resources to help further understand both our treatment programs and medicated assisted treatment,

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