Treating Opiate Addiction requires a holistic approach towards HEALTH!!

The problem is that most people think that if opiates go away from someone’s life, all other aspects of their life will also improve. It looks like this:

conventional opiod tx

The reality, though, is that it opiates treat pain and the vast majority of opiate addicts suffer from either physical pain or emotional pain resulting from some form of trauma. I believe, then, that the BEST WAY to treat opiate addiction is to treat the underlying disorder while also working on other facets of life as illustrated below:

more holistic opiod tx

My bet is that if someone rebuilds relationships, for example, while also treating the underlying anxiety/PTSD, then the opiate use will diminish in time. In my opinion, if someone could be enrolled within a Suboxone program while also working on the PTSD/Anxiety, then all the better.

Opiate Addiction Treatment IS NOT about the opiates alone. I’ll probably repeat that message a million more times in my life, but I’ll do it again and again until it’s received and understood.

Treating Opiate Addiction requires a holistic approach towards HEALTH!!

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