Opioid related deaths are at a level that has become a public health crisis in the United States. Regular use—even as prescribed by a doctor—can lead to dependence and, when misused, opioid pain relievers are leading to overdoses and deaths. Opioids include heroin, fentanyl, and pain medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and many others. Opioid pain relievers can be safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, but are prone for misuse because they produce euphoria in addition to pain relief.
Dr. Anyake uses buprenorphine, with or without naloxone, to treat opioid dependence (whether the patient has used prescription opioids or illegal opioids). Names this medication is often known as: Suboxone, Subutex, and more.
Diamond Lake Clinic supports the best-practice theory that medication management of opioid dependency is as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support. You will be expected to regularly meet with a psychotherapist of your choosing while working with Dr. Anyake to medically treat your opioid dependency.