Teens and young adults are more likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol than their older peers. Understand the challenges America’s youth are facing to help prevent future addictions.
MAKING THE RIGHT TREATMENT CHOICE
While our facilities offer only outpatient treatment, this may not be right for everyone.Addiction treatment programs generally fall into one of two categories — inpatient or outpatient. While equally focused on treatment and rehabilitation, each type has unique attributes and benefits to offer. It’s important that both the addicted person and their loved ones understand the differences before selecting a treatment program. Finding the right treatment program is the first step in putting you or a loved one on the road to recovery.
Inpatient treatment facilities are intensive and restrictive residential treatment programs that enable the patient to completely focus on their recovery without the distractions of everyday life.
Outpatient treatment centers are part-time programs, allowing the patient to continue to work or go to school. The patient must be compliant with the parameters of the program and responsible enough to keep all of their medical treatment and counseling appointments.
Dr. Constantine Chienku, MD
Pediatrician, Primary Care Doctor
Dr. Constantine Chienku is originally from the Republic of Cameroon. He graduated from the University of Yaownde with Honors in 1994. Dr. Chienku completed his residency in Pediatrics at Howard University Hospital in 2000. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been an Attending Physician in Urgent Care since 2007, a Senior Physician Urgent Care in 2008, Assistant Medical Director in 2009, and a Medical Director in 2010. Dr. Chienku is married and has three children ages 9, 7, and 4.
What is “Managed Maintenance”?
Managed Maintenance is a proven success program that restores health, life and hope to those unique individuals who, because of either systemic or acquired medical conditions, have become completely dependent on opiates.
Patients with ten to fifteen year addiction histories with medical conditions such as Hepatitis C, HIV, heart problems, and/or psychiatric complications are considered special cases. These are not the norm, but not being a “normal addict” is no reason to be denied effective life saving, health restoring treatment.
Without Managed Maintenance, 80% of these extreme cases immediately fall right back into dangerous addiction.
The FDA approved Suboxone as a proper and effective way to replace dangerous and illegal substances. Suboxone, used in some of Inspire Malibu’s drug detox programs, keeps patients from experiencing life threatening, debilitating withdrawal, and allows them to remain physically stable.
The History of Suboxone
In the 1980’s Reckitt Benckiser, a British health products company, debuted a new drug called Suboxone. It was initially marketed as a pain reliever, as it was proven to be even more effective than morphine.
The unique thing about Suboxone is that while it has a similar chemical structure and produces similar pain-relieving effects on the brain as morphine and heroin, it has much less recreational potential as opposed to the intense euphoric effects of heroin and other prescription opiates, which means it has much less abuse potential as well.
At the same time, across the pond in the United States a drug called methadone was commonly used to help heroin addicts manage withdrawal symptoms, as it had been since the 1960’s. Methadone produces euphoric effects when taken in high doses, which leads to a “from the frying pan into the fire” situation in which recovering heroin addicts manage to quit heroin but become addicted to methadone. And since addicts have to take large doses to achieve euphoria, methadone produces a lot of overdose deaths.
Now is the time to stop suffering from chemical dependency! Addiction treatment with Suboxone and other medications have been proven to work on those with an addiction to opioids, heroin, and related prescription painkillers
Get Your Life Back
Constantly craving opioids is no way to live, as you have given your life over to your addiction, straining your relationship with your loved ones in the process. Here at DSD Clinic , we can help you get your life back!
Certified Physicians on Staff
We have a number of certified physicians and counselors on staff, all of whom have extensive anti-addiction training. Our methods include everything from addiction counseling to medical treatments with Suboxone and other medications at a convenient location near you.
Outpatient Rehabilitation and Treatment
Outpatient addiction treatment is less restrictive than inpatient programs. Outpatient recovery programs usually require multiple office visits each month with a specialized addiction treatment doctor and a licensed addiction counselor. Counseling sessions can be individual or group sessions.
These sessions focus on drug abuse education, and teach addicted people how to cope without their drug. Outpatient drug rehabilitation can be a good stand-alone option for someone with a mild to moderate addiction, or it can be part of a long-term treatment program.
IT’S TIME TO TAKE YOUR LIFE BACK
ADDICTION TREATMENT AND REHABILATATION
Regain control of your life and end the mental and physical toll this disease has brought upon you and the heartache and suffering it has caused your loved ones.
Let us help you break the chains of your addiction. Our team of caring physicians will help you overcome your addiction with minimal withdrawal discomfort and low stress. In addition you will have access to addiction therapists who will help you break the circle of addiction and stay on the path to live a drug free life.
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