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Opioid Addiction in New Hampshire

As the nation’s opioid crisis has reached New Hampshire, many of those opioid-addicted individuals find it difficult to break free from the powerful chemical hooks of the drug. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an estimated 2 million people suffered from an opioid use disorder in 2018. There is an increased risk of contracting blood-borne diseases (from intravenous drug use) and overdose for those individuals struggling with opioid abuse. The biggest obstacle that many individuals addicted to opioids face is the intense cravings for the drug in early recovery. The cravings can be so overpowering that the urge to pick up and use is all the drug-addicted individual can think about. These strong urges and cravings can even persist even after the successful completion of an inpatient medical detox program drug and alcohol rehab centers in New Hampshire. For those struggling to stay clean, these drug cravings can interfere with effective drug rehab treatment and increase the risk of relapse on opioids. Fortunately, there is a solution to the struggle that many faces due to the cravings in early recovery from opioid addiction in New Hampshire. Through the use of evidence-based therapies in combination with medications designed to alleviate the intense cravings, an effective treatment is known as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) exists.

Medication-Assisted Treatment in NH

The combination of approved medication with therapy has helped many addicts achieve longer periods of sobriety than they experienced with conventional treatment alone. The medication used for MAT serves several functions. Some of the functions which MAT provides are to normalize brain chemistry in the addicted individual, reduce cravings, negate the euphoric effects of opioids, and prevent or reduce opioid overdose. In New Hampshire, medication-assisted treatment is often used for the treatment of opioid use disorder but can also be used to treat alcohol use disorder as well. The ultimate goal of MAT is full recovery from the substance abused by the drug or alcohol addicted individual. There are many added benefits for individuals undergoing medication-assisted treatment, such as improved ability to obtain and maintain employment and an decrease in the risk of overdose from illicit drugs, which invariably increases the individual’s survival rate.

Two of the most commonly used medications that are used in combination with behavioral therapy in a MAT program are buprenorphine (Suboxone) and methadone. Suboxone is a mix of buprenorphine and naloxone (Narcan). The naloxone binds to opiate receptors in the brain and creates a sort of ceiling for opioids. Under the brand name of Narcan, naloxone is best known as a life-saving drug that is administered to reverse the effects of those who are experiencing opioid related overdoses. Methadone has been around for decades to treat those addicted to heroin and other opioids. Methadone is itself a long-lasting opioid without the euphoric effects, that also relieves withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings. Both of these medications have been clinically effective in helping opioid abusers achieve a healthy lifestyle free from addiction when used in conjunction with behavioral therapy. For those individuals addicted to opioids who are interested in medication-assisted treatment, Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire offers the Methadone Treatment Program in Antrim, NH.

Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire’s Methadone Treatment Program

The Methadone Treatment Program of Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire will enable those who have struggled with the intense cravings resulting from opioid abuse to achieve long-term abstinence from opioids. Our team of trained professionals offer education on medication management and provide industry-proven therapeutic techniques along-side methadone treatment therapy. Individuals will attend daily group therapy sessions and meet weekly with their therapist for individual therapy sessions.  In combination with the therapy, clients will receive methadone to help reduce their cravings and urges to use. Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire’s Methadone Treatment Program was established on clinically proven methods designed to help those in the grips of opioid addiction be able to return to a life free from the pain of addiction and achieve a new way of living. The Methadone Treatment Program, located in Antrim, NH has the goal of full recovery from opioid abuse. Some individuals may continue with medication-assisted treatment longer than others. Each individual experience is unique but the result is the same, freedom from addiction.

If you wish to learn more about the Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire’s Drug Addiction Methadone Treatment Program, call our team today at (603) 808-0185.

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