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If you or someone you love is suffering from an opiate addiction and cannot stop using heroin or painkillers, a suboxone treatment program may be the best route to recovery.
Addiction takes time to develop and also takes time to overcome.
Opioid dependence is a chronic disease and affects people of all ages. Unfortunately, people who struggle with dependence are reluctant to ask for help. At Lechit we understand that every addiction story is unique. Let the professionals at Lechit help you or your loved one overcome addiction with an individualized treatment plan. 
Call Lechit today (614) 896-0153.

What is Addiction?

​Addiction is a chronic brain disease characterized by a dysfunction of the brain’s reward center. When the addict uses the drug of choice, the reward center is activated at much higher rates than with a non-addict. As the body develops a tolerance to the substance, drug use will increase and individuals will find themselves going through painful withdrawal symptoms if they do not continue drug use. Addicts will do almost anything to avoid withdrawal. Drugs and alcohol also cause psychological addiction. This means that you may crave drugs both for the physical sensations they produce as well as the mental effects they provide. You begin to need drugs to relax or socialize, or just to cope with daily problems. Soon, drugs take over your life.


General Signs of Drug Addiction:

Difficulties at school, disinterest in school-related activities, and declining grades.
Poor work performance, being chronically late to work, appearing tired and disinterested in work duties, and receiving poor performance reviews.
Changes in physical appearance, such as wearing inappropriate or dirty clothing and a lack of interest in grooming.
Altered behavior, such as an increased desire for privacy, spending time alone, may seek isolation.
Drastic changes in relationships.

Develop unhealthy friendships- when people start using new substances, they may spend time with others who have similar habits. They may hang out with a new group of people who may encourage unhealthy habits.
Neglect responsibilities.
A noticeable lack of energy when performing normal daily activities.
Spending more money than usual or requesting to borrow money. Issues with financial management, such as not paying bills on time.
Changes in appetite, such as a decreased appetite and associated weight loss.
Bloodshot eyes, poor skin tone, and appearing tired or run down.
Defensiveness when questioned about suspected substance use.


Signs of opioid abuse include; overall sedation, memory issues, inability to concentrate, slowed reaction times, lethargy, and mood swings. Since opioids can slow the digestive system, users often experience constipation and other intestinal issues. If the user goes without the drug, the users may become anxious and display flulike symptoms.





How does Medication Assisted Treatment Work?
Effectiveness of Suboxone Treatment

Suboxone® is an FDA approved medication used in the treatment of opiate addiction. Research has proven that Suboxone is effective in actively helping end opioid addiction. Those who use Suboxone have reported that, while taking the medication, it was helpful in lessening withdrawal symptoms, as well as decreasing cravings to use. Unlike other opioids, Suboxone does not create the same high or sense of euphoria that would otherwise be achieved.
Suboxone can be addictive if abused. When taken as a part of a medication assisted treatment program, however, it is considered safe and effective. Suboxone consists of buprenorphine and naloxone.  Suboxone works by triggering the same parts of the brain that other opioids like heroin and prescription painkillers do. As a result, you can continue to go through your everyday life without the disorienting high that comes with abusing an opioid.
Like other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma, drug addiction can’t be cured but can be successfully managed.  To be eligible for this type of treatment, prospective patients much be at least 18 years old, and must have been addicted to or dependent upon opiates for a minimum of one year prior to seeking treatment.  At Lechit we treat all of our patients with the utmost dignity and respect, and our Suboxone and Subutex doctor works to take the stigma out of addiction treatment. Our combination of medication and counseling programs are designed to deliver the results you need in order to regain control of your life.

Counseling
Addiction affects people of all ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. An individual can become addicted to drugs after a single use or after several instances of drug use.  While it is important to treat the physical effects of addiction it is also important to treat the psychological effects caused by addiction. At New Beginnings Recovery Center we offer Counseling Services to all patients. Counseling Sessions may be scheduled as an individual appointment, family appointment or in a group setting.  Counseling appointments are scheduled in fifty (50) minute sessions.  Information discussed during individual counseling sessions is confidential and protected under HIPAA. Our highly trained professionals are here to help guide and support you through the recovery process.


   








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