Colorado Primary Health Care offers a comprehensive care program with capabilities of treating the ‘whole patient’ while also providing addiction services.
In our office, Family Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Novotny and Adult Nurse Practitioner, Karly Trautman are both waivered to treat opioid dependence by prescribing SUBOXONE Film. Both are available in the office four days a week with capabilities of seeing up to 25 patients a day.
Recognize some of the signs of opioid dependence
Recognizing potential signs of opioid dependence is important for taking action to get help. Only a licensed healthcare provider is able to diagnose opioid dependence. The list below is provided for guidance and may not be comprehensive. If you have concerns, contact our office today.
It’s important to be honest.
Once you are evaluated, we can plan your next steps.
Recognize some of the signs:
- Needing to take more of the drug to get the same effect—or getting a lesser effect from the same amount of the drug†
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using opioids, or taking opioids to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms†
- Taking larger amounts of opioids than planned, and for longer periods of time
- Craving for opioids
- Persistently wanting to quit, or trying unsuccessfully to quit
- Spending a lot of time and effort to obtain, use, and recover from taking opioids
- Giving up activities because of substance use
- Continuing to use opioids in spite of negative consequences
- Failing to fulfill major obligations
- Recurring use in hazardous situations
- Continuing to use despite social or interpersonal problems
†These signs may not apply to individuals taking opioids under appropriate medical supervision and as prescribed.