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Opioid Addiction Metairie Urgent Care

Opioid Addiction 

 Benchmark Urgent and Family Care - Metairie, LA

Opioid Addiction Metairie Louisiana Urgent Care

At Benchmark Urgent and Family Care, we provide QUALITY Addiction Treatment.


Benchmark Urgent & Family Care - Metairie now also provides comprehensive
outpatient services for opioid addiction:
Individualized Assessment and Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment with Suboxone
On Site Counseling and Lab Testing
24/7 Direct Physician Access
Now open with extended hours, we are here to care for you and your family.

“Get Treated, Not Seated.”
Benchmark Urgent and Family Care
4517 Veterans Blvd ( At Clearview)
Metairie, LA 70006
(Veterans Blvd & Clearview Pkwy. Next to East Jefferson General Hospital)
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Alcoholism, drug dependence and addiction, known as substance abuse disorders, are complex problems. People with these disorders once were thought to have a character defect or moral weakness; some people mistakenly still believe that.

However, most scientists and medical researchers now consider dependence on alcohol or drugs to be a long-term illness, like asthma, hypertension (high blood pressure), or diabetes. Most people who drink alcohol drink very little, and many people can stop taking drugs without a struggle. However, some people develop a substance use disorder—use of alcohol or drugs that is compulsive or dangerous (or both).

Drug addiction is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal drug, illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you're addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.

Drug addiction can start with experimental use of a recreational drug in social situations, and, for some people, the drug use becomes more frequent. For others, particularly with opioids, drug addiction begins with exposure to prescribed medications, or receiving medications from a friend or relative who has been prescribed the medication.

The risk of addiction and how fast you become addicted varies by drug. Some drugs, such as opioid painkillers, have a higher risk and cause addiction more quickly than others.

As time passes, you may need larger doses of the drug to get high. Soon you may need the drug just to feel good. As your drug use increases, you may find that it's increasingly difficult to go without the drug. Attempts to stop drug use may cause intense cravings and make you feel physically ill (withdrawal symptoms).



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