The Lexington Center for Opioid Dependence
2375 Professional Heights Dr., Suite 210 // Lexington, KY 40503 // Phone: 859.317.9159 // Fax: 859.309.0277
Call Us Today at 888-231-0760
OFFICES OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 10:00AM-5:00PM (PLUS 1 SATURDAY PER MONTH - CALL FOR DETAILS)
What is addiction? Addiction is the compulsive use of habit-forming substances known to the user to be harmful. It is characterized by drug cravings, progressively increased tolerance and physical dependence (being dope sick upon medication withdrawal).
The illustration below depicts the loss of life focus which occurs in opioid addiction progression. As a tolerance to opioids builds, users must take more of the drug to achieve the same effect. Preoccupation (or mental preoccupation) is a symptom of addiction progression in which thinking about opiate use and planning for opiate use begin to dominate conscious thought & waking time. Once full blown physical withdrawal emerges, mental preoccupation can become so overpowering that the individual's life becomes replaced by daily craving for opiates and the need to obtain them.
Our Medication Maintenance Program does not require daily visits.
And remember… No one will know about your treatment unless YOU want them to. We are completely Safe & Anonymous!
However, we do expect:
What to expect on your first visit?
Drug Use Requirements: Remember, you must be in withdrawal to begin the Medication Maintenance Therapy Program.
To ensure this, please follow the guidelines below: