If you struggle to stop taking addictive opioids or other harmful substances, help is available at Northwest Winds Recovery in Bangor, Maine. Steven Weisberger, DO, and his skilled team offer counseling, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorder using Suboxone®, and medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) to help you break addiction and improve the quality of your life. Call the Northwest Winds Recovery office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking tab today

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What is substance use disorder?

Substance use disorder is a mental health condition in which you cannot stop using addictive substances, specifically opioids, other drugs, or alcohol. It can cause serious harm to your body, as well as mental health challenges or problems at work or school, with the law, or in relationships.

Northwest Winds Recovery offers MAT to reduce cravings for harmful substances and diminish withdrawal symptoms that often occur when you stop taking such substances.

Northwest Winds Recovery’s MAT program is proven effective in normalizing brain chemistry, preventing the euphoric effects of opioids, and regulating body functions with the least amount of side effects.

The Northwest Winds Recovery providers listen to their patients’ concerns and work closely with them to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

What are the symptoms of substance use disorder?

The common symptoms associated with substance use disorder include:

  • Strong urges to take addictive substances
  • Relationship challenges
  • Inability to stop using substances
  • Needing more and more of a substance
  • Poor decision-making
  • Feeling high
  • Withdrawal symptoms upon quitting
  • Poor job or work performance

Common withdrawal symptoms include shaking, fatigue, anxiety, depression, seizures, sweating, nausea, and vomiting.

How does my provider diagnose substance use disorder?

The Northwest Winds Recovery team diagnoses substance use disorder after discussing your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. They complete a biopsychosocial evaluation and may order blood tests, urinalysis, or other diagnostic tests.

How is substance use disorder treated?

Northwest Winds Recovery offers the following treatments for substance use disorder:

Medication-assisted treatment

MAT uses Suboxone or other medications to reduce cravings for harmful substances and minimize withdrawal symptoms.

Individual counseling

Northwest Winds Recovery offers in-person and telehealth counseling sessions to encourage strategies that help break addictive habits for good.

Online group counseling

Online group counseling sessions are effective treatment options for substance use disorder. The Northwest Winds Recovery providers offer this service to help you achieve long-term success with the support of your peers.

Peer recovery coaching

Peer recovery coaching keeps you accountable during your journey to break addictive habits by offering hope, encouragement, and mentorship from other addiction survivors.

To break free from substance use disorder at Northwest Winds Recovery, schedule an appointment by phone or online today.