Opioid Addiction Specialist

New Hope Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Elkin, NC

In the United States, more than 11 million people misuse prescription opioids, leading them down the road to addiction. If you or a family member suffers from opioid addiction, the team at New Hope Pain Management in Elkin, North Carolina, can provide the help you need. The team understands opioid addiction, and provides effective treatments at their compassionate, state-of-the-art clinic. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to take the first step toward long-term recovery.

Opioid Addiction Q & A

What are opioids?

Opioids are a class of narcotic substances derived from the opium poppy plant. When used correctly, they are effective prescription painkillers. Prescription opioids include:

  • Codeine
  • Oxycodone
  • Morphine
  • Methadone
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone

These pain medications can be highly addictive, so if you don’t follow your prescription or doctor’s instructions, you could find yourself struggling with opioid addiction.

Why is there an opioid epidemic in the U.S?

The opioid epidemic began in the late 1990s when pharmaceutical companies declared that prescription painkillers were not addictive. Doctors began prescribing opioids at higher rates than before to help patients get relief from pain. This lead to widespread misuse of both prescription and illicit opioids and, in 2017, the opioid addiction crisis became a public health emergency.

Today, millions of Americans misuse opioids, which has led to thousands of overdose fatalities.

What are the treatment options for opioid addiction?

The caring team at New Hope Pain Management understand that opioid addiction recovery requires a whole-person approach for long-term success. They create a comprehensive treatment plan based on your needs. Your plan can include a combination of medications, behavioral counseling, and lifestyle changes, with the goal of gradually detoxifying your system and removing your dependency on opioids.

Since opioid addiction is a chronic health condition, it’s essential that you get medical help to overcome it. The team will provide ongoing medical support to correct the changes in your brain that opioid addiction is causing. In many cases, managing an opioid addiction requires a more comprehensive treatment plan than just simply stopping opioid use.

If you’d like to learn more about treatment options for opioid addiction from the caring, knowledgeable team at New Hope Pain Management, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.