If you struggle with opioid addiction, pain management physician Max Shokat, DO, and his team at Southern Interventional Pain Center can help you overcome your dependence on opioids and restore your quality of life. They even have a Suboxone® certified counselor on staff to support you on your road to recovery. To learn more, call the Southern Interventional Pain Center in Thomasville, Georgia, or Lake City or Tallahassee, Florida, to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, you can book an appointment online.

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What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a prescription medication that combats addiction by reducing your cravings for painkillers while diminishing your withdrawal symptoms. Dr. Shokat prescribes Suboxone and monitors you closely under his supervision.

When you visit Southern Interventional Pain Center, you also have an in-house counselor to walk alongside you as you wean off of opioid substances.

What are the signs of opioid addiction?

If you have a physical dependence on opioids, you most likely have an addiction. Symptoms of addiction include:

  • Constricted pupils
  • Euphoria
  • Feelings of confusion
  • Constipation
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Slow breathing

Another indication of addiction is noticing symptoms of withdrawal when decreasing or quitting your usage. Signs might include headaches, sweating, anxiety, diarrhea, vomiting, and exhaustion.

Visit Southern Interventional Pain Center for support. Your certified Suboxone counselor can help you.

What pain relievers can Suboxone help me get off of?

Narcotic pain relievers and illegal drugs can be highly addictive, causing physical dependence and negatively affecting your health.

Suboxone can help you get off the following:

  • Oxycodone
  • Methadone
  • Heroin
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Meperidine
  • Morphine

Suboxone can decrease your withdrawal symptoms as you start getting off of these narcotics. Dr. Shokat at Southern Interventional Pain Center monitors your progress to help you stay on track with your goal.

How does Suboxone work?

Even though a miracle cure for drug addiction doesn’t exist, when you have the expertise and counsel of Dr. Shokat and a counselor matched with Suboxone, you can have a successful recovery.

Suboxone blocks opiate receptors in your brain and reduces your cravings for the drug you’re addicted to. It also reverses the effects of the drug in your system, which can control your withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, Suboxone can give you the mental space to help you focus on resolving issues that led to your addiction.

Suboxone is designed to help you move toward sobriety. Over time, it helps your desire for opioids decline. That’s when you can decrease your usage of Suboxone until you can live drug-free.

To explore Suboxone for opioid addiction, call Southern Interventional Pain Center, or book an appointment online today.

We see patients in the following cities: Thomasville, GA , Lake City, FL & Tallahassee, FL. Call us to book your appointment today.