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Opioid Dependence services offered in Tempe, Glendale, and Scottsdale, AZ

Every day, at least five people in Arizona die from an opioid overdose. Even when prescribed by a physician, you are at risk of developing opioid dependence because of how the drug affects the brain. But with comprehensive care from the addiction medicine specialists at Corebella Health & Wellness in Tempe, Glendale, and Scottsdale, Arizona, you or someone you love can overcome opioid dependence. To get help, call the office nearest you or schedule your in-office or telemedicine appointment online today. 

Opioid Dependence Q & A

What is opioid dependence?

Opioid dependence is a chronic brain disorder. Opioids are a class of drugs prescribed to control pain and include:

  • Hydrocodone
  • Oxycodone
  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl

Heroin is an illegal opioid.

In addition to pain relief, opioids act on the nervous system and produce feelings of pleasure. The effect opioids have on the brain alters brain chemistry, triggering the need to take more of the drug to continue to feel the same effects.

Over time, the brain becomes dependent on the drug, causing a compulsive need to take it even when it’s no longer necessary. Opioid dependence also causes you to experience withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop. 

Anyone can develop a dependence on opioids, even when prescribed by a physician.

What are the signs of opioid dependence?

Initially, people struggling with opioid dependence hide their addiction. But over time, the dependence and compulsive need to use the drug may be hard to control and hide.

Signs of opioid dependence include:

  • Inability to control opioid use
  • Withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop
  • Strong cravings for the drug
  • Changes in behavior 
  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Financial problems
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue

If you or someone you love is struggling with opioid dependence, the team at Corebella Health & Wellness can help. The service-disabled veteran-owned medical group has been serving the greater Maricopa County community since 2015. 

They recently expanded and enhanced their treatment program for opioid dependence to provide a truly holistic and integrated care option. 

What are the treatments for opioid dependence?

The Corebella Health & Wellness team customizes your opioid dependence treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals. Taking a holistic and integrative approach to addiction, the team focuses on improving your whole health to support your recovery.

Treatment for opioid dependence includes:

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Your cravings and withdrawal symptoms make recovering from an opioid addiction difficult. MAT is an effective treatment for addiction that helps control these uncomfortable symptoms.

The team uses Suboxone®, Vivitrol®, and Sublocade® for opioid dependence MAT. These medications control cravings and withdrawal symptoms and support the work you do in therapy.    

Behavioral therapy

Behavioral therapy focuses on helping you change your behaviors and thoughts to support your recovery.

Psychiatry care

Many people with opioid dependence struggle with mental health conditions. Psychiatry care at Corebella Health & Wellness helps you understand these mental health challenges and provides treatment to ease symptoms.

Primary care services

Opioid dependence affects your whole health. Primary care services at Corebella Health & Wellness assess, manage, and monitor the physical effects of your addiction, providing therapies and treatments that improve overall health and well-being.

Corebella Health & Wellness takes a holistic, integrative, and comprehensive approach to opioid dependence. To get help, call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.