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ALEF High Point provides the most comprehensive opioid addiction treatment available through our High Point, NC outpatient opioid rehab programs. We build our programs on the foundation of medication-assisted treatment or MAT. No matter the opioid you or a loved one is struggling to overcome, we can help. With several MAT programs as well as outpatient opioid rehab centers dedicated to addressing heroin and fentanyl addiction, we have the expertise and experience necessary. At ALEF High Point, we understand addiction is a disease. Like any disease, for individuals to heal properly they need professional help and quality care. Our facilities make it a point to deliver the highest quality care.

How We Treat Opioid Addiction

Using medication-assisted treatment, we offer several routes to address opioid use disorder. For example, our outpatient opioid rehab programs encompass the following:

  • Methadone treatment: This medication helps people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opiates. It allows people to recover from their addiction and to reclaim active and meaningful lives. Methadone works by reducing drug cravings and relieving severe withdrawal symptoms, which can often lead to relapse. But it does so without providing the “high” or euphoria.
  • Suboxone treatment: Suboxone is the brand name for a prescription medication used in treating those addicted to illegal or prescription opioids. It contains the ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. Its major advantages are the muting of withdrawal symptoms and the reduction of cravings.
  • Buprenorphine treatment: A partial opioid agonist, this medication blocks the opiate receptors and reduces a person’s urges to use giving them the ability to refocus their efforts in treatment towards therapy.

All of these medications are by prescription only and strictly administered to avoid complications or abuse. However, when used in conjunction with our holistic therapeutic services, our outpatient opioid rehab programs give individuals the best chance for a lasting recovery.

The Difference Between Suboxone and Methadone

When individuals struggling with opioid use disorder come to ALEF High Point, our medical professionals assess their needs. Each prescription in our outpatient opioid rehab programs is best suited to a particular need. We take the time to examine and talk with clients. We figure out just what treatment will best serve their unique issues. Also, we monitor patient progress adjusting the MAT program as individuals progress through treatment. This lowers the risk of relapse and abuse while allowing patients to heal at their own pace and in their own way. 

However, some may wonder just what the difference between Suboxone and methadone is. Both stimulate the opioid receptors on nerve cells in the brain, are long-acting, and effective in treating opiate addiction. However, they are distinguishable from each other. Suboxone is a partial agonist meaning it does not activate the brain’s receptors to the same extent as methadone. By contrast, methadone is a full opioid agonist producing its effects on the opioid receptors in the brain until they are all fully activated. Both methadone and Suboxone have minor side effects, with no health risks in the long-term. These side effects reduce with time. Also, ALEF High Point makes sure all medication is tightly managed so patients recover appropriately.

Outpatient Opioid Rehab Programs At ALEF High Point

At ALEF High Point, we’ve moved away from less successful traditional methods and towards advanced options. Often, traditional treatment was abstinence-based. However, our therapists, counselors, and medical professionals have done their research and found a better method to treat opioid use disorder. Using medication-assisted treatment, ALEF High Point gives clients the best chance of beating and healing from the disease of addiction. So reach out to us today at 833.916.0562 and explore how we can help you or your loved one.

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