Medication-Assisted Treatment in Biddeford, ME
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone for opioid use disorder, right where you live.
The Path to a Better Life Starts in Biddeford, Maine
The effects of America’s opioid epidemic have impacted countless lives over the last couple of decades. This impact has led to a need for highly skilled and compassionate treatment options for the complex issue of opioid addiction.
At Better Life Partners, we understand that treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) is an urgent issue that must be addressed immediately. Because of this sense of urgency, we have made it possible to deliver same-day medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone in Biddeford, Maine.
New England has seen the tragic effects of the opioid epidemic first-hand. Maine, in particular, had a 33% increase in overdose deaths in 2020 from the year prior. It’s become very clear that Maine needs help addressing this opioid crisis. People living with OUD are in need of belonging, love, and purpose. We know this, which is why we meet people where they are in their recovery journey, both figuratively and literally.
Everyone deserves access to flexible and affordable treatment that works. If you’re ready to walk the road to recovery, we are ready to walk with you every step of the way.
Here’s How We Can Help
Treatment methods that employ medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) have been proven to be more effective. At Better Life Partners, we offer medications like buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) to help those in recovery avoid withdrawal symptoms and overdose.
According to reports from Harvard Medical School, ”Suboxone, a combination medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone, is one of the main medications used to treat opioid addiction.” By binding to the same receptors in the brain as opioids like heroin and pain relievers, it can eliminate cravings, enhance recovery, and reduce the likelihood of relapse. In fact, treatment using MOUD has been shown to lower the risk of fatal overdoses by about 50%.
Better Life Partners’ medication-assisted treatment (MAT) includes MOUD, group therapy with a licensed professional, and 1:1 meetings with a medical provider. By combining the power of medication with a supportive community and knowledgeable caregivers, people often find they are more successful in their recovery from opioid use disorder.
Are You Battling Opioid Addiction?
*If someone is showing signs of an opioid overdose, call 911 immediately. Overdose symptoms, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, include vomiting, slow breathing or heartbeat, fingernails or lips turning a shade of blue or purple, and paleness.
By realizing that you or a loved one may need help in addressing an opioid use disorder, you’ve already made the first step in finding long-term success in recovery. Opioids include pain relievers like oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin or Zohydro ER), fentanyl, and illegal drugs like heroin.
Signs of opioid use disorder may include:
- Making mistakes at work or school due to the use of opioids
- Wanting to stop using opioids but being unable to
- Relationships with family and friends suffering due to opioid use
- Needing to consume more of the substance to feel the effects
- Strong cravings
Help with Opioid Use Disorder is Here
You are not alone in this. At Better Life Partners, we help hundreds of people struggling with opioid use every day by giving them the tools they need to find long-term success in recovery.
To learn more, or to start treatment with Better Life Partners, call or text (866) 679-0831 to receive a no-cost consultation to determine which approach to care is appropriate for your unique situation. This consultation can be done by phone and you can start treatment the same day.
After your consultation, if you want to start treatment with Better Life Partners, you will speak with a provider who will prescribe medications as needed and help you schedule counselor visits. This can all be done on the same day. Many members find that group therapy is a vital part of their recovery because it gives them a community centered around recovery.
A Look at Our Partnerships in Maine
It takes the care and partnership of entire communities to combat issues as widespread as the opioid epidemic. As humans, we are at our very best when we’re able to come together as a community. Better Life Partners’ goal is to help people find recovery from OUD by focusing on whole-person care through deep community partnerships.
Our partners are vital to the work we do. Alongside partner community organizations, we are able to better serve people in need. Our partnerships help increase access to care for our members and provide them with the services they need, right in their own community. Our partnerships also allow us to offer a community-based delivery model, which breaks down barriers to care for underserved communities. Without our partners, this wouldn’t be possible. Better Life Partners is one of the leading providers of medication-assisted therapy Maine.
If you’re interested in becoming a partner, please call (866) 679-0831 or click here to learn more.
We look forward to any partnership that will help us provide our members with a sense of belonging, love, and purpose.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to get on Suboxone?
Only a medical professional will be able to prescribe Suboxone. You will be asked questions and will be evaluated before you’re able to start taking the medication. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration lists the following safety precautions for those taking Suboxone:
- Refrain from taking other medications without first talking with your doctor.
- Do not ingest illegal drugs, alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or other drugs that slow breathing.
- Make sure a medical professional monitors any liver-related health problems you have.
- If you’re pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor.
Can you prescribe Suboxone via telemedicine?
Yes. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Suboxone can now be prescribed via telemedicine. Many treatment facilities across the country have actually used this as a tool to help more people, especially those who have trouble commuting.
Can urgent care give Suboxone?
A medical professional at an urgent care facility can prescribe Suboxone. However, it’s recommended that you go through a comprehensive treatment program like Better Life Partners to get the full benefits.
Is it hard to get prescribed Suboxone?
Whether or not you should be prescribed Suboxone is determined by a medical professional. You should never take Suboxone without a prescription. Misusing Suboxone can do more harm than good.
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