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Opiate Dependence & How We Can Help

Opiates cause drowsiness, nausea, and other side effects, making it difficult to stay active. As a result, some people with opiate dependence gain weight due to a lack of exercise. Certain treatments for opiate dependence, such as methadone, also promote weight gain. If you’re working to recover from opiate dependence, Simply Direct Medicine offers medical weight loss treatment in Fort Worth, TX.


Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog designed to help overweight and obese adults lose weight. As an analog, semaglutide mimics the effects of a natural hormone, controlling appetite and helping you avoid food cravings. The FDA-approved weight loss drug comes in the form of a weekly injection, making it a convenient alternative to medicine that you must take daily.

Semaglutide and other GLP-1 analogs may even help reduce drug-seeking behavior, making weight loss injections a potential treatment for opiate dependence. More research is needed to determine exactly how semaglutide works to control opiate cravings, but in the meantime, this type of medical treatment is effective in helping people lose weight.


Simply Direct Medicine also offers phentermine, an appetite suppressant intended for short-term use. When used alone or in combination with our other medical weight loss services, phentermine helps you feel satisfied with smaller portions of food. Eating smaller portions reduces the number of calories you consume each day, which may result in weight loss. Since phentermine is designed for short-term use, it’s important to adjust your diet and get more physical activity. Once you stop taking the medicine, your new habits can help you continue to lose weight.

Lipo B Shot

Fort Worth, TX, has plenty to see and do. If weight gain due to opiate dependence is preventing you from going outdoors and enjoying all the city has to offer, the Lipo B shot may be an option. Lipo B injections contain amino acids, vitamin B-12 and lipotropic substances, or substances that help break down fat. Amino acids and B-12 are known to increase energy levels, which may give you more energy to exercise and prepare nutritious meals. Lipotropic substances target fatty deposits in the liver, improving fat metabolism and promoting weight loss.

Myers’ Cocktail Shot

Many people struggle to lose weight because they don’t have the energy to maintain a consistent exercise routine or do the work of planning and preparing healthy meals. Low energy is also a common side effect of opiate dependence. The Myers’ cocktail shot contains magnesium, calcium, electrolytes, B vitamins and vitamin C to boost immune system function and provide a burst of energy. Simply Direct Medicine offers the Myers’ cocktail shot to residents of Fort Worth, TX, and surrounding areas. To learn more about this treatment or any others, please contact our team today.

Contact our Staff Today!

Simply Direct Medicine offers several types of medical treatment to help you lose weight safely. To learn more about medical weight loss, call our team of specialists at 972.620.2626. Our clinic also offers wellness visits, skincare services and other treatments to help you look and feel your best.

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