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Content medically reviewed by: Joseph Bianco, MD
If you or a loved one are in need of care for substance use disorder, we can help.
Our team provides compassionate and personalized care for people with this chronic condition - including the use of alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, marijuana, vaping, and tobacco.
No one should struggle with addiction alone. Get help if drugs or alcohol:
If you’re concerned about a loved one’s drug or alcohol use, talk to them about your concerns or contact Essentia for support.
If you or a loved one have symptoms of an overdose or serious withdrawal, call 911 or get medical attention right away. Withdrawing from alcohol and certain drugs, such as benzodiazepines, can be life-threatening.
Our team will meet with you in a clinic-based program to:
This is a long-term, relapsing brain disease. It leads to an urge to use drugs or alcohol in spite of the problems they cause.
No. Taking buprenorphine does cause physical dependence. Abruptly stopping buprenorphine will cause withdrawal symptoms.
Evidence shows that taking medicines for opioid use disorder more than doubles the chance that you will not use opioids while you are in treatment.
Taking buprenorphine reduces your risk of overdose death. Many people report having a better life on MOUD treatment.
Yes, all medicines can be diverted or misused. Most people who take buprenorphine take it as prescribed.
Giving away or selling your medicine is a crime. Ask your provider if you would like more information.
Taking care of yourself is a priority. Please discuss any concerns with your provider.
Your family may have concerns about buprenorphine. Family members are welcome to come with you to appointments.
Ask your provider about the best way to contact someone after hours.
Talk with your provider. You will be asked many questions. Your answers help you and your provider choose what would work best for you.
Talk with your clinic about financial aid or a payment plan. Be sure to pay your clinic bill promptly.
Ask your team about resources. They will connect you with someone who can help.
Call the Essentia Health 24/7 Substance Use Disorder Referral Line at 833-677-1262.