newmarket


richmond hill



drug abuse


Richmond Hill     905-787-8999

Hamilton             905-544-5255

addiction counselling


Suboxone



Addiction Treatment



alcohol abuse


Methadone



addiction treatment Clinic


Treatment Options

Hamilton



markham


Scarborough       647-350-6662

Scarborough



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toronto



thornhill


  • Addiction is treatable!


  • There are many treatment options available for addiction however at Vista Health Clinics we focus on a kind of treatment called Agonist Replacement Therapy where we prescribe Agonists such as Methadone or Suboxone in order to replace the opiate in a person suffering from opiate addiction


  • The first phase in treating addiction is to aid in the physical effects of withdrawing from the substance a person is addicted to:


  • In opiate addiction this can include withdrawal symptoms such as: nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, muscle cramps and aches, sweats/chills/shakes, insomnia


  • With Agonist Replacement Therapy  the opiate substance the person is addicted to is being replaced Opiate Agonist and as such withdrawal symptoms are minimized or even eliminated


  • The physical side of addiction can be stabilized within a few days to weeks


  • The second (and more complicated) phase in treating addiction focuses on the psychological effects of addiction


  • Anxiety, depression, irritability, and mood swings cause significant suffering to people suffering from addiction


  • There are ways to help treat these conditions that may include counselling and/or medical therapy


  • Likewise, treatment for impulse control, urges and cravings may require counselling as well as education on techniques to reduce the risk of relapsing into drug use


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of these techniques which help a patient identify, avoid, and cope with situations where they might be likely to use drugs





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