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Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorder services offered in Weymouth, MA

Alcohol and opioid addictions can ruin your health, mental well-being, and quality of life. If you depend on one or more of these substances, speak to the experienced professionals, at Revive Holistic Psychiatry in Weymouth, Massachusetts. They can help you overcome your addiction using medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Call Revive Holistic Psychiatry today or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online to benefit from outstanding substance use disorder treatment.

Substance Use Disorder Q&A

What is substance use disorder?

Substance use disorder affects people who’ve become dependent on substances such as opioids (including heroin and strong prescription painkillers) or alcohol.

Addictions develop when mood-enhancing substances release feel-good chemicals like dopamine in your brain. You want to recapture the pleasant feeling, so you use the substance again, eventually coming to depend on it to get through the day.

Some people become addicted to medicines they receive on prescription, particularly opioid pain drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine. They must take increasingly large doses to achieve the feeling they crave because their body gets used to the drug.

Could I benefit from substance use disorder treatment?

You could benefit from substance use disorder treatment if you regularly misuse one or more substances and can’t stop yourself.

Substance use disorder often results in family and relationship breakdown, job loss, severe financial difficulties, and even homelessness. Continued substance misuse also causes mental and physical health problems, including depression, anxiety, heart disease, and liver failure.

Despite the potential hardships, stress, and the dangers of a deadly overdose, people with addictions can’t control their behavior. Revive Holistic Psychiatry’s addiction medicine programs help you regain control and restructure your life if you’re on this self-destructive path.

How is substance use disorder treated?

Revive Holistic Psychiatry uses outpatient medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to support people committed to addressing their addiction.

Withdrawal effects are often distressing and hard to cope with. MAT uses medications like Suboxone® to help you overcome withdrawal, reducing common symptoms such as:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Headaches
  • Disorientation
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Cravings

Suboxone contains buprenorphine, a drug similar to opioids that doesn’t have the same intoxicating effects. Revive Holistic Psychiatry has a federal waiver to prescribe buprenorphine-containing medication for opioid use disorder. Taking regular doses under your provider’s supervision ensures you manage your withdrawal symptoms.

In addition to medication management, counseling is a vital part of MAT for addiction. Approaches like brief psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) often produce significant improvements quickly. 

Your provider can also collaborate with other health care professionals as needed.

If an addiction to opioids or alcohol is affecting your life, find freedom with MAT. Call Revive Holistic Psychiatry today or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online.