Opioids are addictive and, if misused or taken improperly, can have serious consequences. When people who are dependent on opiates try to stop, they typically experience withdrawal symptoms so unpleasant, they're likely to start using the opiate again. These symptoms often include intense cravings for their drug/medication which makes it very hard to stop using.
If you or someone you know is ready to make the change and get help, Bridges has a life-saving treatment program.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT):
• Reduces withdrawal symptoms and chance of a relapse by using opioid replacement medication such as methadone, naltrexone, buprenorphine or suboxone.
• Focuses on overcoming cravings for the drug
• Provides for each person's recovery to help with triggers and stress which can cause relapses.
• Incorporates behavioral treatment such as counseling and family support.
Bridges' MAT program can:
Reduce deaths from overdose
Help keep people with opiate use disorder in treatment
Help patients develop the skills needed for success of their long-term recovery
Call Bridges at (203) 878-6365 if you or someone you know needs a medical-assisted treatment program for opioid addiction. Our trained clinicians are ready to help.