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February 2018 - Opioid Dependence: How Will The Story End? MWI in Flandreau, SD, Providing Suboxone Treatment

The United States is in the midst of a medical crisis that rivals the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1990’s. Last year’s death toll from opioid addiction in the U.S.alone was more than 60,000 people from all walks of life, all ages, and all races… and it is showing no signs of slowing.How will this story end?

We’d like to introduce you to a 32-year-old stay-at-home mom who we’ll refer to as Jessica. The mother of a beautiful 4-month-old daughter, Jessica has recently transitioned from working in an enjoyable career. She didn’t expect to have an emergency C-Section, nor for the delivery to be as difficult as it was. While in the hospital, Jessica was given pills for pain. It took awhile to recover from the surgery and Jessica continued to rely on the feeling that the little pills gave her. When her prescription ran out, she began taking an old prescription that her husband had from a back injury a few months prior. What worries Jessica now is that when she misses a dose she feels itchy, sweaty, shaky and irritable.How will her story end?

Next we will introduce you to a young adult that we will call Mike. At 20-years-old, Mike grew up in a comfortable yet controlling middle-class home with little decision-making power of his own. When he moved out at 18, he wanted to test his boundaries and “find himself” before the responsibilities of life consumed him. He would’ve never guessed that going to a party and getting high for the first time would lead to this feeling: a gripping, powerful desire that refuses to let him go.How will his story end?

Lastly we are going to introduce you to a 57-year-old man. His talent for music showed itself early, and by the age of 18 he had signed a recording contract and released his first album. Fans were drawn to his unique and edgy music, and wherever he went, fans all over the world would flock to him. Hidden from the public eye was a horrible secret, never revealed, for risk of fans losing faith in their icon. His fans might have stuck by him through recovery but instead are left coping with his death after he was found dead and alone. This is the end of this man’s story. His name was Prince. While it is too late to bring back Prince and others whom have lost their battles with opioid addiction, it is not too late for the millions of Americans desperately needing treatment for substance abuse.How will their stories end?

The professionals at Midwest Specialty Clinics, LLC, (now Midwest Wellness Institute) in Flandreau, SD, have completed advanced specialized training and are able to provide suboxone treatment plans that are specialized to each individual. Suboxone helps to suppress withdrawal symptoms and decrease cravings of opioids, which are a class of drugs that include the illicit drug heroin as well as the licit prescription pain relievers oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and others. If you or someone you love is locked in the cycle of opioid dependence, get help today by calling 605-573-2000 for immediate openings and comprehensive, individualized treatment.

Seeking proper treatment can drastically improve the story of your life, even as it is still being written.

“Do you wait for things to happen, or do you make them happen yourself? I believe in writing your own story.”― Charlotte Eriksson