About 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day, and alcohol and other drugs threaten the lives of millions more. Spencer Simon, PA-C, and the compassionate team at Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services in Burlington and Greensboro, North Carolina, provide a holistic approach to treating substance abuse, including Suboxone® treatment for opioid addiction. To get help with substance abuse, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.
According to the World Health Organization, substance abuse involves the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances. This includes a wide range of substances, including readily available alcohol, tobacco, and prescription medications.
Substance abuse may occur as a one-time incident, but substance use disorder is a clinical condition that involves drug addiction. Substance use disorder is a disease that leaves you unable to control your use of a drug or medication.
Drug addiction may begin with experimental use in recreational settings, like a party. For some people, use becomes more frequent and may require larger doses of the drug to achieve the same high. Drug use may continue despite harmful effects on their health and relationships.
Signs and symptoms of substance use disorder vary based on the type of drug but commonly include:
Drug addiction can wreak havoc on your life, causing problems at work and school, physical health issues, and money troubles.
The team at Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services treats drug addiction holistically, considering the biological, spiritual, and psychological factors that influence your disease. They use evidence-based treatments for substance use disorder, including psychotherapy and medication.
If you suffer from opioid addiction, they may prescribe Suboxone. This unique opioid medication suppresses withdrawal symptoms without producing the euphoric effects of other opioids. Suboxone is a film that dissolves under your tongue.
To break free from the clutches of drug addiction, call Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services or book an appointment online today.