Having an opioid addiction means that you are physically addicted to prescription painkillers or heroin. Common addictive drugs are oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, also known by their brand names OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and Actiq. After prolonged use of these drugs your body builds up a tolerance to them, and many times this leads to a dependence that can be extremely difficult and sometimes dangerous when you stop taking the drugs.
In certain cases, an addiction is severe enough that it requires in-patient treatment with more complex monitoring and administering practices. If you feel that you are experiencing a low to medium level of addiction, then Suboxone treatment and Blue Ridge Addiction Medicine may be a better fit for you.
Suboxone (Buprenorphine) treatment allows you to be evaluated in our outpatient facility and receive medication at your local pharmacy. You are able to embark on your recovery process in the comforts of your own home. Ideally, there will be minimal disruptions to your daily life.