Lakeview Health Systems to Give Presentation on Opioid Addiction Treatment

January 10, 2011

Lakeview Health Systems, an award-winning drug and alcohol treatment center, is presenting an informational program about opioid addition, detoxification, and treatment. The seminar takes place January 13, 2011 in Jacksonville, FL, and is for Florida’s Intervention Program for Nurses, a non-profit that helps nurses with a drug or alcohol problem.

Jacksonville, Florida (Vocus/PRWEB) January 08, 2011

Lakeview Health Systems, an award-winning treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction, is giving a presentation to the Intervention Project for Nurses covering the topic of opioid addiction. The presentation, which takes place January 13th, covers opioid dependence, opioid detoxification, and opioid maintenance therapy.

The presentation is being delivered to the health care staff of the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN), a Florida-based program that provides nurses in the state with help if they are suffering from drug or alcohol problems.

Nurses spend their careers helping others and, contrary to what we may believe, are not superhuman. They can struggle with drugs or alcohol just like anyone else.

According to research statistics from a leading nursing journal, it is estimated that drug and alcohol addiction affects 10% of the nursing workforce, which is the same for other professions (AORN, 2005). However, dependence on prescription drug use, which includes opiates, is higher among nurses, and street drug usage tends to be lower. This is, presumably, because of familiarity and ease of access.

“The IPN program is actually nurses and other healthcare providers helping other nurses,” said Dr. Michael Provines, the chief operating officer of Lakeview Health and presenter of the seminar. “They see their peers going through an ordeal such as drug use, and tend to be very compassionate about their healthcare problems.”

The program will cover treating opiate addiction with Suboxone, a medication cleared in 2002 by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of opiate dependence.

“Suboxone treatment is still relatively new, and the mechanism of action of Suboxone is different from other treatment modalities and can be confusing,” says Dr. Provines. “This group of nurses is always eager to learn about the latest treatment protocols.”

Lakeview Health Systems is a licensed provider of Suboxone treatment, offering it when needed as part of their six-week addiction treatment program.

About Lakeview Health Systems

Lakeview Health Systems is a licensed and accredited drug and alcohol treatment center in Jacksonville, FL. They offer men and women from all over the country a 6-week program, which includes a medical detox, inpatient rehab, a family program, and dual diagnosis care. They specialize in providing highly personalized and comprehensive care using a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating medical, psychiatric, psychosocial, – and clinical treatments. For help with a drug or alcohol problem, call their free Addiction Helpline at 888-252-6488.


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