Defining Opioid Use Disorder
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The DSM-5 defines opioid use disorder, previously known as opioid dependence, as a problematic pattern of opioid use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by at least two of the following, occurring within a 12 month period:

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Recovery from addiction CAN and DOES happen! Drug dependency, like any other addiction, (smoking, overeating, overspending, etc.) is a struggle. Patients at Bright Star have an advantage. Medication-Assisted Recovery for Opioid Use Disorder provides the opioid craver with individualized health care and medically prescribed methadone to reduce opiate cravings, relieve withdrawal symptoms, and bring about a biochemical balance in the body.

Medication Assisted Treatment
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Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. Bright Star utilizes Methadone for such maintenance of opioid misuse.

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Bright Star’s medical and clinical professionals take a caring and individualized approach to help our patients achieve productive functioning within their family and work life.


There are various roads to recovery from opioid use disorder. We believe clients should be presented with the option to utilize medicine-assisted treatment as they are undergoing therapy. Per the Attorney General, medicine-assisted treatment is the gold standard in treating opioid use disorder.

What is Opioid Use Disorder?

Opioid use disorder is a problematic pattern of opioid use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress. There is desire or unsuccessful efforts to control opioid use. A significant portion of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain the opioid, use the opioid, or recover from its effects.

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