Opioid addiction is driving the nationwide drug epidemic. It is estimated that 23 percent of people who use heroin develop addiction. In 2015, there were 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Don’t become a statistic.
Medication-assisted therapies like buprenorphine and naltrexone are good options for someone with an addiction problem who is looking to change their life for the better. For any type of addiction treatment program to work, however, the person has to want it to work. The person has to be willing to change not just the physical component by taking medications such as buprenorphine and naltrexone under the guidance of a physician, but the mental and behavioral component by also participating in addiction therapy under the guidance of a counselor.
Addiction is physical and behavioral. It is a primary, chronic and relapsing brain disease characterized by an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. So it makes sense that successful addiction therapy involves both medication and behavioral counseling.
Milestone Addiction Counseling is here to help. We don’t want you to be a statistic. We want you to get your life back. And we’ll do all we can, by offering addiction counseling services, to make that happen.
You’ve already taken the first step by finding this website – now take the next step by learning more about addiction counseling.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information.