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Opioid Addiction Treatment Resources
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Opioid overdose deaths made up 81% of total drug overdose deaths in 2018 in Hillsborough County, locality of Tampa. There has been a steady rise in opioid overdose deaths in the county, with a 66% increase between 2015 and 2018. In 2018 there were 222 opioid overdose deaths, a 23% increase from 2017. However, Florida state saw a 13% decrease of opioid overdose deaths with a total of 3,727 in 2018.

Doctors in Hillsborough County wrote 1,084,004 opioid prescriptions in 2019. This was a 6% decrease from 2018, whereas Florida state saw a decrease of 9.4%. A prescribing decline has been the trend since 2015 with a 17% decrease between 2015 and 2019, which mirrors Florida as a whole, with a 21% decrease in that same period. However, any way a person looks at it, there are well over a million bottles of prescription opioids going around in Hillsborough County.

The Best Options for Opioid Addiction Treatment in
Tampa

1. Telehealth

Telehealth is the newest form of opioid addiction treatment. Technology is utilized to enhance accessibility to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). MAT involves the use of medication as well as counseling or behavioral health services to treat addiction.

Telehealth providers tend to prescribe Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone), since i can be dispensed at a pharmacy and taken home by the patient. Suboxone is a safe and effective medication. It  curbs cravings and prevents the feeling of fogginess you might get from other medications.

Telemedicine allows patients to track their symptoms and how they’re feeling throughout each day, with that information then instantly sent to their medical providers, allowing clinicians to provide the highest level of support to patients in-the-moment.

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2. Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient treatment, also known as residential treatment, involves living in a treatment center for a prolonged period of time. The length of your stay would be determined by you and your care team, but tends to range from 30-90 days. Since treatment costs also include room and board, this tends to be an expensive form of treatment.

You may also need to take time off work or arrange for childcare while you are away. During your stay, you will have 24/7 care and support. This results in a very high level of care. You will detox from opioids under the supervision of your care team, then you might spend the rest of your stay working on building the tools you need to prevent relapse.

Options near

Tampa

A good resource for inpatient rehab is FindTreatment.gov by SAMHSA. Search for "Residential" Treatment Type.

3. Outpatient Methadone Treatment

Outpatient Methadone treatment involves frequently attending a clinic to receive a Methadone prescription. Methadone is a medication used in Medication Assisted Treatment to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It is taken once a day under the supervision of a physician. This means that you will have to attend the clinic daily in order to receive the medication.

Treatment tends to last at least a year, but typically longer. Treatment would end with a supervised, gradual taper off the medication. Methadone is also quite addictive itself, which is something to keep in mind. It might be a good option for someone who has been using opioids at a high dose for a long period of time, since it won’t be as drastic a shock to the system.

Options near

Tampa

You can find local methadone treatment options using FindTreatment.gov by SAMHSA. Select "Methadone" under "Medication Assisted Treatment".

4. Outpatient Suboxone Treatment

Outpatient Suboxone Treatment requires that you frequently attend a clinic to obtain Suboxone.  You will start by attending the clinic at least once a week in order to receive treatment. While this is less time consuming than Methadone treatment, it still is a sizable time commitment. As treatment progresses, you may receive longer prescriptions and be required to attend the clinic less frequently. There are, however, no guarantees: it would be up to the discretion of your physician.

Options near

Tampa

FindTreatment.gov by SAMHSA. will help you find local Suboxone treatment options. Select "Buprenorphine" under "Medication Assisted Treatment" and search for local providers.

Citations

Statistics: Florida Department of Health

Image: Pixabay

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