The Life Health Center offers Medication Assisted Treatment, MAT for Opioid Use Disorders, OUD. We treat from a holistic and integrated approach through primary care, education, mental health counseling, with medication tailored specifically to an individual’s needs to help sustain recovery.
Our Philosophy in our Treatment Program
This medication is used in conjunction with Suboxone which is combined with Naloxone so that the patient is not subtitle to abuse the medication in becoming addicted to this medication
What Is Opioid Addiction
The Treatment Process
Statistics of Delaware Opioid Addiction
Opioids are drugs prescribed to treat pain. Addiction is when a person becomes dependent and develops physical symptoms when they don’t continue using the opiates. Persons who are taking opiates for pain who discontinue taking the opiates may experience worsening of their pain when they stop taking the opiates.
Opioid addiction is a chronic disease just the same as diabetes or any other disease effecting the body. Using opiates changes the wiring in the brain.
Taking or illegal opioids interferes with one’s daily routine. Death can result from using prescribed or illegal opiates.
Addiction to opioids causes withdrawal symptoms when a patient stops taking them.
Withdrawal Symptoms from Opiates May Include
Delaware is ranked 6th per capita in regards to overdose deaths in the US.
Delaware ranked 1st in health providers writing prescriptions for low and high dose opioids (to treat pain will be id in what an opioid is.)
Important fact: Our providers have to be more vigilant in making sure prescriptions for pain are really needed and ask what is going on in a person’s life.
Other known Facts about Opioid Addiction, or OUD
The first step is to realize that you or your love one has this disease.
The second is to seek help.
If you or someone you know needs help, effective treatment is available and can save lives. Please call us, we can help! 302-552-3574 or sign up to the right.
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