What are opioids?
Opioids are powerful drugs that can be prescribed to treat severe pain, or it may be used for non-prescription or illegal purposes. They can produce feelings of pain relief and pleasure in your body, which can potentially lead to an addiction even if taken as prescribed from your doctor. Some examples of opioids are heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, and codeine.
What is an opioid addiction?
It is a compulsive urge to use opioid drugs, even when they are no longer required medically. The urge can become so strong that it can negatively impact professional and personal relationships, daily activities, finances, and risks of having a life-threatening overdose.
What are the treatments?
Methadone and suboxone are medications which are used to treat opioid dependence and addiction.
We understand access to treatment is of high importance and for your convenience, we offer both methadone and suboxone treatments. We will work closely with your doctor to provide personalized dispensing of all your medications. If you do not have a family doctor, we will be happy to give you a referral to ensure all your health needs are met.
If you find it hard to stop taking an opioid drug and you would like to get help in stopping, we are here for you.