Addiction Medicine Specialist

Valley Medical and Wellness

Chronic Pain Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in Burnsville, Minneapolis, Woodbury & Rochester, MN

Addiction to pain pills, heroin, and alcohol can take over your mind and body, interfering with your mental and physical health as well as with your job, finances, and relationships. At Valley Medical and Wellness with locations in Burnsville, Minneapolis, and Woodbury, Minnesota, we provide addiction medicine to help you overcome dependency and restore your quality of life. Call the office nearest you to set up a consultation.

Addiction Medicine Q & A

What treatments are available for narcotic addiction?

The misuse of pain pills, heroin, and other opioids is staggering, resulting in a dramatic increase in addiction and overdose-induced deaths. Opioid dependence is a chronic, long-term medical condition. Because of the way it affects the brain, opioid addiction is not something you can overcome on your own.

At Valley Medical and Wellness, you can take advantage of proven medical treatments, such as SUBOXONE®, along with counseling and behavioral therapy, so that you can regain control over your condition. The practice is one of the only providers to offer Suboxone treatment in Minnesota.

What is SUBOXONE® treatment?

Suboxone is an FDA-approved medication that treats opioid dependence. You can take this effective treatment at home. It works by suppressing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings.

The medication fills your brain’s opioid receptors to prevent cravings for addictive medications. It produces a milder high, so it’s not nearly as addictive. However, because it fills your brain, you no longer get a positive experience from taking opioids. Your cravings reduce, your habits fade, and you’re able to reestablish your life.

Because you’re under the doctor’s care while taking Suboxone, the chances of overdose are much lower. You should only take Suboxone as prescribed and tell the doctors about other medications you’re using.

Suboxone is restricted to federally regulated clinics for the treatment of opioid addiction, and those taking it for pain need to be exceedingly cautious and educated about this medication. Suboxone prescribers administer urine toxicology screens regularly and have strict contracts for patient safety. Valley Medical and Wellness adheres to the safest practices when providing Suboxone therapy.

Most patients will take Suboxone for one to two years, but in some cases, patients stay on it longer. While using Suboxone, you’ll visit Valley Medical and Wellness frequently in the first two months. After that, you’ll be seen in the office once a month for monitoring.

What is Vivitrol® treatment?

Vivitrol is effective for both opioid addiction and alcohol dependence. It’s an opiate blocker that effectively reduces cravings by halting the positive feelings associated with opioid use and drinking. The doctors inject the medication once a month at a regular office visit.

Don’t struggle with addiction alone. Call the nearest location of Valley Medical and Wellness to learn about addiction medicine that can help you overcome dependency and heal. 

Fax Number: 612-444-9000