Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment, Suboxone Management & Addiction Management located in Danvers, MA

Substance Abuse services offered in Danvers, MA

Substance use disorder has multiple adverse effects on every aspect of your life. If you have an opioid addiction, Barbara D. Davis, FNP, and her team at Aseda Suboxone and Wellness in Danvers, Massachusetts, can help. They perform a thorough medical assessment to ensure you’re suitable for medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and if you are, you can begin your treatment the same day. Call Aseda Suboxone and Wellness to discover more about substance use disorder treatment, or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.

Substance Abuse Q&A

What is substance use disorder?

Substance use disorder involves regularly taking a potentially harmful drug or chemical for its pleasurable effects. You can easily become dependent on these drugs, developing substance use disorder and potentially life-threatening addiction. Substances that most often lead to misuse problems include:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana (cannabis)
  • Hallucinogens like LSD
  • Glue and other inhalants
  • Cocaine and crack
  • Stimulants (amphetamines)
  • Opioids

Opioids include illegal narcotics (heroin) and prescription medications used to treat moderate to severe pain, such as oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, and fentanyl. The Aseda Suboxone and Wellness team specializes in helping people with opioid use disorders.

Why is substance use disorder a problem?

Substance use disorder damages your mental and physical health. You’re more likely to develop depression or anxiety and physical conditions like heart and liver disease. Long-term use or overdosing can lead to premature death. You’re likely to feel weak and exhausted and have headaches and digestive upsets.

Substance use disorders are also expensive. They take up all your spare cash; then as the need to continue using becomes worse, you spend money you don’t have to get more supplies. You might sell your valuables, fall behind on rent or mortgage payments, and go without food to fund your habit.

Inevitably, the obsession with finding and using your substance of choice takes up an increasing amount of time and attention. Consequently, your work, family, and social life suffer. People lose their friends and partners, even their jobs, homes, and children when they have substance use disorder.

How is substance use disorder treated?

Aseda Suboxone and Wellness uses medication-assisted treatment (MAT), the most successful approach to opioid misuse. It combines Suboxone® (buprenorphine medication) with drug counseling and behavior therapies.

Suboxone contains buprenorphine, a medication that mimics some of the effects opioids have. It helps you through the challenging withdrawal process when you stop taking opioids. Withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Yawning
  • Runny nose
  • Goosebumps
  • Muscle twitches
  • Aching bones and muscles
  • Hot flashes
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Shaking
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Cravings

Buprenorphine reduces these effects by replacing the opioid in your system without inducing the same pleasurable highs. Suboxone also contains naloxone to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Aseda Suboxone and Wellness offers tiered treatment programs that support you through withdrawal. You must commit to taking your medication as advised, undergo routine drug tests, and engage in regular therapy sessions.

To arrange a substance use disorder assessment, call Aseda Suboxone and Wellness today or book an appointment online.