No one plans to develop a dependency on any substance. Addiction doesn’t always begin with illegal drugs; both legal and illicit substances can be abused. Sometimes, dependency develops when a pain management patient is legitimately seeking relief. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. People of all ages, occupations, and economic statuses can develop a dependency. Opioids are a pervasive problem in the United States, causing an average of 130 daily deaths from overdose, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. If you or a loved one has developed a dependency on hydrocodone, heroin, or any other opioid, you may be able to break the cycle of addiction with Alpha Care Medical’s comprehensive, compassionate opioid treatment program. We are here to help.
Opioid addiction is a devastating epidemic affecting communities across the nation. In 2017, the opioid epidemic was declared a public health crisis by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Opioid addiction affects nearly 2.1 million people in the United States.
The category of opioids covers a variety of street drugs and prescription painkillers, including the following:
How We Can Help
Alpha Care Medical follows guidelines for addiction treatment established by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Our holistic approach to combat the opioid epidemic in Delaware hinges on providing personalized care for every patient.
We’ve combined behavioral health and medical treatments to help patients combat their addictions and improve their quality of life. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication that Dr. Gala trusts to help his patients who suffer from opioid abuse. This drug can help reduce withdrawal symptoms from opioids to facilitate recovery, along with a comprehensive program of behavioral therapy, lifestyle changes, peer support, and related approaches. Buprenorphine can be easily administered during an in-office doctor visit or at home with a prescription.
If you or someone you know is suffering from opioid dependency, contact Dr. Gala at Alpha Care Medical to schedule your appointment or call us at (800) 818-8680 to learn more about our opioid treatment program.