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What is Opioid Use Disorder?
Opioid use disorder is a medical condition characterized by the compulsive use of opioids, despite its harmful consequences. Opioid addiction is a growing public health crisis that affects more than 5.6 million people in the United States, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription pain relievers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, as well as illicit drugs like heroin. They work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, reducing pain and producing feelings of pleasure and relaxation. For this reason, oftentimes, they are highly addictive and lead to dependence.
Opioid use disorder is diagnosed when an individual meets specific criteria, such as continued use despite negative consequences, increased tolerance, and withdrawal symptoms. It is a serious condition that can have devastating effects on an individual’s physical health, mental health, relationships, and daily life.
If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction, it is important to seek help as soon as possible.
How Do We Treat OUD?
Wise Path Recovery Centers is uniquely equipped to assist individuals struggling with opioid addiction. Evidence-based Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT), for example, is often indicated for those with a history of opioid use disorder.
MAT allows individuals to stabilize their lives and break the cycle of opioid use by providing a steady state for the areas of the brain that have been permanently damaged by long-term opioid use. Because MAT is not appropriate in all instances, individuals and their MAT provider together will decide the best course of action on an individual basis regarding medication.
MAT medications may include:
You’re Never Alone
When you’ve completed the program at Wise Path Recovery Centers, we want to make sure you’ve got everything you need to stay on your recovery path. That’s why our staff is dedicated to helping you find the resources that will help keep you on track and avoid a relapse.
Whether it’s financial assistance, job training, placement assistance, or community-based resources like 12-step groups—our team is here for you so you can stay committed to your new lifestyle.
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Currently, we offer inpatient treatment programs in Morgantown, WV, as well as outpatient programs in Charleston and Morgantown, WV. We also have Sober Living Homes in Columbus, IN. Give us a call at 866-860-9772 to get prescreened and assessed for the treatment program that will best meet your needs.