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Right Path – Addiction Recovery Center

Right Path Treatment Center specializes in treating patients that have opioid dependence. Our treatment programs are personally tailored to each individual patient with an emphasis on the combination of medication and therapy.

What is opioid dependence?

Dependence on opioids is often the unexpected side effect of proper pain treatment, or repeated, recreational use of prescription pain medications or heroin.  Regardless of how dependence begins, once it has developed, it is considered a disease that must be medically treated.

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What drugs are considered opioids?

Opioids are drugs that work in the body the way opium does. Some are made directly from opium (for example, morphine and codeine), while others are man-made but similar chemically to opium (for example, the painkillers oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl.

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Why does dependence need treatment?

 Opioid dependence is a chronic medical condition. Opioid use can reset the brain’s chemistry to think the drug is necessary for survival. When your brain tells you that you can’t live without a drug, it can quickly lead to compulsive drug-seeking behavior. Read more


How SUBOXONE® Film works

How SUBOXONE Film works

At the right dose, and along with counseling, SUBOXONE® Film can help people stay in treatment by suppressing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings. Staying in treatment may help reduce illicit opioid use.

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Advantages of SUBOXONE® Film

  • Suppresses opioid withdrawal symptoms.
  • Reduces opioid cravings.
  • Faster to dissolve than SUBOXONE Tablet and most patients say it also tastes better.
  • Individually wrapped in compact unit-dose pouches that are child-resistantand easy to carry.
  • Once-daily dosing (just like the SUBOXONE Tablet).
  • Sublingual film is more difficult to be “broken down” to be misused (i.e. snorting or injecting).
  • Clinically interchangeable with SUBOXONE Tablet, so your doctor can transition you. Your doctor will
  • monitor your progress to ensure your dose of SUBOXONE Film is appropriate
  • read more advantages of SUBOXONE® Film  https://suboxone.com/hcp/about_suboxone/key_benefits.aspx

Addiction Management and Addiction Recovery

Right Path concentrates on treatment that combine therapy and support along with medication like SUBOXONE® Film to curve the cravings of opioids and symptoms related to withdrawal.  Addition Management is often times a great first step for addicts that wish to get their lives back in order and wish to one day be drug free.  Addiction is a chronic disease like heart disease, and Right Path knows first hand through experience, that opioid drug addiction is not any different.

Medication, Therapy, and Support

See how Right Path can help you regain your life with our individual patient treatment plans.

Why getting help is so important


With treatment, opioid dependence can be managed

The goal of all treatments for opioid dependence is to enable patients to avoid withdrawal symptoms, stop opioid misuse, and regain control over their lives.

Dependence shouldn’t be tackled alone

Most people wouldn’t try to treat diabetes or asthma with willpower alone. As a medical condition, opioid dependence deserves treatment. In fact, the need to satisfy cravings or avoid withdrawal symptoms can be so intense that even when people want to stop taking opioids they find it difficult—even impossible—without help.

The good news is, with the right treatment, opioid dependence can be overcome—and help is available.

What treatment does—and doesn’t—do

As a medical condition, opioid dependence carries a high risk of relapse. To learn to manage this risk, plan to make a commitment to ongoing treatment, including counseling. Since everyone is different, the treatment plan can be tailored to your individual needs. Length of treatment varies and can last anywhere from weeks to years—depending on what you and your healthcare team decide is best for you.

Talking with a doctor about your options can help. Find a doctor certified to treat opioid dependence in the privacy of his or her office. And ask your doctor about the difference treatment including SUBOXONE Film could make for you.

You should know: SUBOXONE Film is indicated for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and support.

Talking with your doctor, one on one.

An experienced doctor who is certified to treat opioid dependence will understand what you’re going through. You might begin the conversation by telling your doctor how you’ve been feeling lately. Explain that you’re concerned about your use of opioids and think you may have become dependent.

It’s important that you are open and honest so your doctor can give you the best care. Be specific. Tell your doctor:

  • When you began misusing opioids, what you take, how much, and how often
  • If you got prescriptions from several doctors
  • If you crushed the tablets to take them in another form, such as snorting or injecting
  • If you’ve tried to stop using opioids and felt ill (you may have experienced withdrawal symptoms)
  • If you have found yourself using illicit drugs, including heroin
  • Anything else that might help your doctor understand what you’ve been experiencing

Get all of your questions answered

Create a list of questions to ask the doctor, and bring them along so you don’t forget anything. You might be wondering:

  • Do I need treatment?
  • Can medication-assisted treatment help me?
  • Will I experience withdrawal?
  • How long does treatment typically last?
  • How will counseling help me?
  • What is my role in treatment? What are my responsibilities?

Questions your doctor may ask you

In order to understand the exact nature of your medical condition and recommend the best treatment, your doctor will have questions. Here are some you might hear:

  • Do you still have a medical reason to use prescription pain medication, such as a need for pain relief?
  • Do you take the medicine the way it was prescribed—the right number of tablets and at the right times during the day?
  • Have you ever used anyone else’s prescription?
  • Have you ever sought pain medicine from several doctors at the same time?
  • Have you ever felt the need to cut down on your use of prescription opioid pain medication?
  • Have you ever given up activities to use prescription opioid pain medications?
  • Are you spending more time on activities to get prescription opioid pain medications?
  • Do you feel sick if you can’t get enough drugs, and only feel normal when you do get them?
  • Do you use prescription opioid pain medication despite negative consequences?
  • Do you use any illicit drugs (for example, heroin)?

Feel free to speak frankly and honestly. Remember, what you tell your doctor is private and will not be shared without your explicit permission.

Remember, opioid dependence is a serious, long-term medical condition that needs care as much as any other chronic disease. Fortunately, it can be treated. That’s why talking with your doctor is so important.

How Counseling works

In counseling—also known as “talk therapy”—you can learn how to recognize events that can trigger the use of opioids. You can also learn practical ways to cope with events, circumstances, or social situations that you associate with your past drug use.

Getting involved in counseling is easy. Here’s how it works:

  • Decide what kind of counseling would work best for you. For example:
  • Private one-on-one therapy with a trained professional
  • Group counseling
  • Online group counseling with a trained professional and a group of your peers
  • Support groups can also make a great addition to therapy with a trained professional. Many people find self-help 12-step programs with a group of peers to be especially helpful.
  • Get a referral from your doctor to get a list of counselors near you. The Here to Help® Program can also help you connect to a counselor near you by calling 866-973-HERE (4373).
  • Get an appointment for an initial visit, called a consultation.
  • Schedule your appointments and begin.

Here to Help® Program

The Here to Help® Program was created to help motivate, encourage, and equip you to manage your daily experience while in treatment for opioid dependence.

The Here to Help® Program is a free online personal support program for people in treatment with SUBOXONE Film. With the Here to Help Program, you, your family member, or friend can:

  • Get answers to important questions—and take action guided by known factors for treatment success
  • Choose a personal path by focusing on the issues that are most important to his or her treatment right now, today
  • Improve vital skills that could make his or her recovery stronger, private, confidential, and secure, the Here to Help Program is always there to help your family member or friend stay engaged in treatment and focused on goals.

(Your doctor is your best source of information about your treatment. The Here to Help Program is not a substitute for professional counseling or therapy. Having support is not a guarantee that you will meet your treatment goals.)

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