Opiate Dependence
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What is Opiate Dependence?

Opiate dependence consists of physical and mental dependence on prescription painkillers and/or heroin. It affects many people and can occur as the brain adapts to regular opiate use over a period of time. Opiates include prescription medications used to treat pain, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and fentanyl. The street drug heroin is also considered an opiate. Opiate dependence is a chronic disease that can affect anyone, and it has become an epidemic in the United States. In 2016, approximately 11.5 million Americans 12 years and older misused opiate pain medications, and 1.8 million had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain medications. Overdose from opiates is also a rapidly growing problem, as more than 500,000 people died from opiate overdoses from 2000 to 2015. At Simply Direct Medicine in Dallas, TX, we hope to change those statistics by providing patients with the support they need to use opiates responsibly.

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Finding a Solution

If you think you have become addicted to opiates, please don’t give up on trying to get help. There is hope. Consult with our professionals and be honest about the details of your addiction. Our doctors are here to offer you whatever support you need to beat your addiction and manage your pain. Drugs are meant to help us but can easily be abused, so we invite you to talk with us so you can learn how to use medications responsibly to avoid the serious risks that come with an overdose. Opiate dependence is a serious issue and can be incredibly dangerous. If you are in the Dallas, TX area and are concerned for your health, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Simply Direct Medicine for help. We have solutions we can offer you, as well as research and support, so you don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Ask about our approach with a medication called Buprenorphine.

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Buprenorphine is a partial opiate agonist that is used to treat someone who is addicted to an opiate, such as heroin or a prescription painkiller. Buprenorphine is a medication that can be prescribed directly by a doctor’s office, and when used properly, it can decrease cravings for opiates and alleviate unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine alone has the potential for abuse and diversion, so it is often coupled with a drug called naloxone that will initiate withdrawal symptoms if attempts are made to misuse it via injection. Dr. Molina prescribes medications that contain a combination of Buprenorphine and naloxone, including Suboxone and Zubsolv. These medicines are used to treat opiate dependence and can be weaned down to lower doses over time or continued at a maintenance dose to prevent relapse. If you think you have a problem with prescription painkillers or heroin and are ready to change your life, then please get in touch with our office in Dallas, TX to set up an appointment. 

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