Opioid Addiction & Dependence
Evidence-Based Treatment for Opioid Addiction
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from street opioids and prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade. The number of overdose deaths is now greater than those of deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. A big part of the problem is non-medical use of prescription painkillers, often illicitly produced—using drugs without a prescription, or using drugs just for the “high” they cause. All illicit opioids now have the potential to contain fentanyl or its derivatives, raising the risk of overdose considerably. In 2010, about 12 million Americans (age 12 or older) reported non-medical use of prescription painkillers in the past year.
Personalized Opioid Addiction Treatment Options
Recovery Without Walls offers personalized, confidential outpatient and residential opioid addiction treatment, starting with comfortable, caring, physician-directed detoxification. The Recovery Without Walls opioid addiction treatment program utilizes evidence-informed medicine combined with psychotherapy and integrative healing methods including meditation, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, nutritional supplements and exercise whenever appropriate.
Dr. Kornfeld is a nationally recognized leader in the utilization of the opioid pain medication Buprenorphine/Suboxone. A semi-synthetic opiate created in England in the early 1970s, Buprenorphine has been proven to provide better pain dampening effects than Vicodin or OxyContin, while minimizing the possibility of overdose and addiction. When appropriate, Dr. Kornfeld prescribes Buprenorphine for his patients as a replacement for Vicodin and OxyContin. Read more about buprenorphine.