While opiate and prescription drug dependency to drugs like Oxycontin and Heroin are challenging addictions, advances in the rehabilitation field have found Suboxone, accompanied with the appropriate counseling support, to be a proven and effective way of treating drug addiction. Today, medications and drugs like Percocet and Vicodin are often prescribed by physicians in order to alleviate painful symptoms or conditions; but based on how powerful these drug are, it is also common for a patient to develop a potentially dangerous opiate dependency towards these drugs.
We use Suboxone treatment to alleviate the discomfort of detox due to opiate withdrawal. Prescription medicines and heroin can be challenging to withdraw from without medical assistance so we use a Suboxone program to reduce withdrawal symptoms and suppress drug cravings.
Suboxone is just one tool in the tool kit to get a person who is struggling with opiate addiction on the road to recovery. This medical detox treatment works well as we introduce our recovering clients to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a proven treatment for substance addiction and effectively addresses self-destructive behaviors, aggression and depression by focusing on strengthening one’s ability to regulate his or her emotions.
Suboxone Out-Patient Therapy
Most people cannot simply walk away from opioid addictions such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, or heroin. They need to change their environment, thinking, and behavior. While it is possible to “quit cold turkey” - fewer than 25 percent of people are able to remain abstinent from opioids for a full year without medication assistance. Medication-assisted treatments not only help to reduce the side effects of withdrawal and curb cravings, they help patients remain sober.
What is Suboxone?
Addiction Campuses of Mississippi is one of the leading treatment centers that specializes in a Suboxone outpatient program. Our professional medical staff uses medication to help patients with opiate cravings, which gives individuals a better chance at long term recovery.
Suboxone is used for the treatment of opioid addiction at Addiction Campuses of Mississippi. As a medication-assisted treatment, it suppresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings for opioids, does not cause euphoria in the opioid-dependent patient, and it blocks the effects of the other opioids for at least 24 hours. Taking medication for opioid addiction is not the same as substituting one addictive drug for another.
Overview: Suboxone IOP Program
Our Suboxone Intensive Outpatient program meets four nights per week. We use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as the base model of our therapy, which includes DBT diary card maintenance and review, and coaching by the group therapist. Within assigned groups, we break down numerous treatment issues including:
The Basics of Addiction
How Addiction Impacts Family Members
Basics of Self-Help Support Groups
Basics of Twelve Steps
Our aftercare program consist of a minimum of 13 sessions with one group meeting per week. We believe aftercare is critical to solidifying learned DBT skills into habits and life skills. Treatment plans are always individualized and based on the needs of each patient.
Why Do Suboxone Patients Need IOP?
Treating addiction involves more than the cessation of withdrawal symptoms of dependence. Addiction Campuses of Mississippi has Suboxone IOP programs specifically designed for:
Those with mental health disorders
Those with other substance dependencies - in addition to opioid addiction
Those recently discharged from controlled environments
Those with a history of failed substance abuse treatment
Those with a history of previous relapses on opioids
Where Does DBT Come Into Play?
Addiction Campuses of Mississippi specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) programs. DBT is shown to be effective in treating affective disorders, including substance abuse. DBT focuses on addressing physical and emotional components that often lead to relapse of behaviors such as opioid use. Suboxone patients specifically benefit from increasing their life skills in DBT programs, such as cravings as they detox effectively from opioids.