Opioid dependence is more common and pervasive than most people think. According to The New York Times, in 2016 over 59,000 people died from drug overdoses. Opioids are not just street drugs, like heroin; they also include prescription pain killers like codeine, hydrocodone, and Demerol, medications that are often necessary after surgery or injury. That is what makes it so crucial to combat this deadly and increasingly prevalent condition.
Dr. Milani has taken steps to help patients fight for a better future. Dr. Milani is certified through the American Society of Addiction Medicine to prescribe a promising new medication, Buprenorphine (Suboxone), which was created specifically to treat opioid addiction. If you or someone you love are struggling with opioid addiction, please don’t wait. Reach out to Virginia Family Medicine to schedule a consultation with Dr. Milani.