Prior to this point in his life, Mike had thought people who became addicted were making a choice to take drugs. He never thought it could happen to him. He decided he had to stop. Each time he tried, he got violently ill – withdrawals – and his dosage increased to 70, 80, 100 pills a day.
"The one thing that I absolutely couldn't live with was the fact that I was lying to her." He told his wife about his addiction, she gave him her unconditional love and support and they started the journey together to get Mike's life and health back. It was through his research that he came upon a tool, a medication called buprenorphine, that would allow him to get help in a doctor's office and continue his life.
To suppress the debilitating symptoms of cravings and withdrawal, enabling the patient to engage in therapy, counseling and support, so they can implement positive long-term changes in their lives which develops into the new healthy patterns of behavior necessary to achieve sustained addiction remission. - explain -