Taking Steps to Prevent Opioid Addiction

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At Advanced Spine & Rehab, we specialize in treating individuals who are suffering from addiction to opioids. While our method of treatment involves using suboxone as a part of the treatment program, we are also major proponents of taking the necessary steps to prevent opioid addiction from developing in the first place. 

One way to prevent opioid addiction is to address issues surrounding overprescribing pain medications. Furthermore, steps can be taken to further help reduce the flow of illegal opioids. Still, while these are obvious steps to take, a significant amount of research has also found that taking steps to reduce a risk factors in individuals is the key to preventing opioid abuse. This includes addressing risk factors through early childhood intervention, such as issues regarding aggression, poor self-regulation and insecure attachment to parents.

Family and school prevention interventions are also essential during the teen years. Risk factors associated with later drug use include a lack of parental supervision, exposure to drugs at either home or school and stresses associated with poverty, neglect and/or abuse. By taking steps to address these risk factors in the earlier stages of life, the likelihood of becoming addicted later declines. 

Since these outside factors such as these are known to be a contributor to addiction to opioids and other drugs, Advanced Spine & Rehab takes a holistic approach. Through our approach, we work on addressing the factors that put you at risk for drug addiction while also addressing the physical side of addiction with the help of suboxone. Contact us today to learn more.

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