AppleGate Recovery El Dorado
Opioid Addiction Treatment in El Dorado, Arkansas
If you’re struggling with the effects of opioid misuse, you aren’t alone. Opioid addiction can happen to people of any age, nationality or gender. Sadly, it’s a common condition in Arkansas and throughout the nation. More than 2 million Americans currently struggle with misusing opioids.
Fortunately, hope is available. If you want to break the bonds of your addiction, you’ll find that AppleGate Recovery offers medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction from our El Dorado, Arkansas location. We invite you to learn more and decide if our outpatient recovery process is the right match for you.
Medication-Assisted Treatment Options for Opioid Addiction
AppleGate Recovery in El Dorado, AR, specializes in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. We offer both prescriptions and therapy designed to help you in your recovery. The medications we prescribe can prevent cravings, decrease withdrawal symptoms and increase your safety if you do overdose. They include the following.
What is Buprenorphine
Buprenorphine is an opioid, but it works differently than opioids like heroin and oxycodone. This medication is a partial opioid agonist, which is an opioid that attaches to the brain’s opioid receptors and activates them to a far lesser degree than most other opioids. By fastening itself to these receptors, it prevents other opioids from attaching and causing euphoria.
When taken correctly, buprenorphine can lessen the effects of withdrawal, including your cravings for opioids. Then, you can better focus on other aspects of your recovery.
Suboxone® is a medication that combines buprenorphine with the opiate antagonist known as naloxone. Naloxone attaches to the brain’s opioid receptors, but it doesn’t activate them at all. Instead, it entirely blocks opioids from attaching to the receptors and creating any euphoric feelings.
Because buprenorphine on its own has the potential for misuse, many people take Suboxone® to avoid the risk of abuse. Not only will Suboxone not produce any opioid effect, but it will also cause immediate withdrawal symptoms if someone tries to misuse it through injection — an effective deterrent to reduce misuse.
Take the First Step in Opioid Addiction Treatment in Arkansas
At AppleGate Recovery, we understand that the decision to seek help for an opioid addiction is a difficult one. We’re here to ease your transition to sobriety with outpatient medication-assisted treatment. We invite you to come to our El Dorado, AR, location to learn more about our opioid addiction treatment — contact us at 870.639.4527 to get started.
403 W. Oak Street, Suite 300
El Dorado, AR 71730
Mon - Thurs: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
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