Opioid Addiction Treatment in Columbus, OH

Are you or a loved one suffering from opioid addiction? MedSave Clinic can provide a way out. Our experienced staff work tirelessly to provide you with a treatment that works best for you. Call today or request an appointment online.

Opioid Addiction Treatment in Columbus, OH
Opioid Addiction Treatment in Columbus, OH

How do you know if a loved one is using drugs?

There are several signs to look for if you suspect that a loved one may be using or abusing drugs. If they are, listed below are some of the general signs to look out for.

  • Experiencing difficulties at school, a disinterest in school-related activities, and declining grades.
  • Poor work performance, being chronically late to work, appearing tired and showing disinterest in work duties, and receiving poor performance reviews.
  • Changes in their physical appearance, such as wearing inappropriate or dirty clothes and a lack of interest in grooming and other forms of self-care and hygiene.
  • Altered behavior, which may include an increased desire for privacy.
  • Drastic changes in their relationships.
  • Noticeable lacking energy when it comes to performing daily tasks or activities.
  • Spending more money than is usual or requesting to borrow money.
  • Issues with managing their finances, such as an inability to pay their bills on time.
  • Changes in appetite, which may include decreases in appetite and associated weight loss.
  • Bloodshot eyes, poor skin tone, and appearing overall to be tired or run down.
  • Demonstrating defensiveness when asked or approached about substance use or abuse.

If you or your loved one are experiencing or exhibiting signs of addiction, then MedSave Clinic is here to help. We provide discreet and confidential counseling and addiction recovery services. Please call or visit our website to book an appointment with us today.

How do you fix an opioid problem?

One of the treatments used to help treating an opioid problem is medication-assisted treatment, which makes use of anti-craving medication – which includes naltrexone (Vivitrol), buprenorphine (Suboxone), or methadone – along with comprehensive therapy and other supports. These are all designed to help address issues relating to opioid dependence and addiction, including withdrawal, cravings, and preventing relapses.

In many cases of treating opioid problems and addictions, evidence-based treatment approaches such as medication-assisted treatment, are often needed to successfully overcome the addiction and to facilitate and maintain long-term recovery of those who experience an addiction or dependence problem with opioids.

What is the main cause of drug addiction?

The first use of opioids usually happens when they are prescribed, following either an injury or other routine medical procedure. Common prescription opioids include codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine, and oxycodone. Additionally, there are a variety of reasons that may lead people – particularly young adults and teenagers – to use opioids to deal with stress or to party and get high and intentionally misuse these medications. The vast majority of those in that age-range who misuse these medications typically get them from the medicine cabinets of friends, family, and acquaintances.

The misuse of opioids can create changes in the brain which leads to addiction. Those who are addicted develop an overpowering craving for – or urge to use – the drug in question. They also experience a loss of control, which makes it difficult for them to refuse the drug, even when using it proves and is harmful and dangerous. Many who are addicted to opioids cannot taper off their use of the drug without help.

If you or a loved one are in need of counseling or help with overcoming an opioid addiction, then MedSave Clinic is here to help you. Our staff can work tirelessly to help find a treatment and recovery plan that will work best for you or your loved one, while providing compassionate, confidential care and counseling. Call us today or request an appointment online.