If you or someone you love is struggling with an addition to opioids, you may be looking for a drug residential center in the Portland, OR, area to help with the addiction. Pacific Ridge offers compassionate and helpful drug addiction treatment using buprenorphine treatment and other methods to help patients return to a better life.
The FDA has approved buprenorphine as a medication to help treat opiate dependence. This treatment is safe to continue for as long as the patient needs it to reduce their drug problems. Our physicians can prescribe this medication (usually Suboxone, which is buprenorphine combined with a short-acting opiate blocker, Naloxone) to help reduce symptoms of withdrawal and cravings so that patients are more likely to stay in treatment.
Buprenorphine itself is an opioid, but because it isn’t as strong as drugs like heroin and morphine that are misused, buprenorphine can help patients gradually reduce their dependence on drugs. Suboxone treatment begins once the patient is in moderate withdrawal
We combine this treatment with counseling and education groups so that patients can increase their stability during their drug addiction treatment program.
After a patient’s time at Pacific Ridge is over, we refer them to nearby outpatient treatment centers so that the patient can continue their recovery process. The patient will need to locate a physician who is certified in buprenorphine so that the doctor can help them gradually discontinue the medication. Our counselors are happy to recommend doctors and other help before the patient leaves our drug inpatient center.
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If you or a loved one are struggling with opioid dependence, get your freedom and health back through our residential drug treatment program in Portland, OR. Call us today at 503-361-7758 for confidential assistance and more information about our drug addiction treatment programs.