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Frequently Asked Questions on Opioid Addiction and Dependency. Request an appointment online or call (410) 775-6394  or Email:

The difference between addiction and dependence is not always clearly defined. Some use the
words interchangeably or choose not to use them at all. Substance use disorder is becoming the
preferred term in the science community to cover this lack of consistency.

Dependence is the physical or physiological neuroadapted state that can occur after repeated use of a substance. Dependence does not equal addiction, although addiction is usually right around the corner.

Addiction is marked by a negative change in behavior. Substance use becomes the main priority, regardless of the harm caused to themselves or others.

One can be dependent but not addicted. If you have concerns with addiction, dependence or both call New Era Wellness. We are here to help.

The following FDA approved prescription medications can be prescribed at New Era Wellness for the treatment of substance use disorder. C

  • Generic Buprenorphine/naloxone sublingual tablets
  • Buprenorphine sublingual tablets
  • Buprenorphine/naloxone sublingual films
  • Buprenorphine/naloxone) sublingual tablets
  • Buprenorphine/naloxone buccal film
  • Buprenorphine extended-release injection
  • Naltrexone tablets
  • Naltrexone injection

Prescription medication used in conjunction with other non-medication treatment modalities can promote long term abstinence of active substance use disorder.  Call New Era Wellness to discuss your individual situation with our providers.

The length of your prescription treatment depends on what your prescriber, you, and your counselor or therapist decide is best for your needs. Discontinuing some prescription medication abruptly can cause withdrawal symptoms. Please speak with your providers so a safe individualized taper can be tailored to your individualized plan of care.

No matter how diligent you are in your pursuit to remain non-active in substance use disorder, there is a chance you will relapse at some point. If this happens, it is important to make your provider aware as soon as possible, to schedule an appt to be seen. It is important to have an open discussion to determine if this was an isolated incident or if a higher level of care may be required for a period.

Office visits at New Era Wellness can be covered with health insurance. If your insurance is not covered, affordable cash pay options are available. Call New Era Wellness to inquire if your health insurance is accepted.

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