The battle against the opioid crisis is constantly evolving; innovative medical research develops regularly. At Speranza Therapeutics, we are striving to push the boundaries of standard treatment options for opioid use disorder (OUD), specifically related to opioid withdrawal, and make comprehensive treatment options accessible for all.
Read on to discover how S.T. Genesis stands out in the push for innovative treatment.
Traditional Treatment: Medication and MAT
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has approved a few medication types for the treatment of OUD, and these medications have become common practice in treatment regimens. Buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Subutex®), methadone, and extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol®), have all been proven effective for the treatment of OUD and have helped make significant strides in the fight against the opioid crisis.
However, to best support successful recovery, it is advised that these medications be combined with behavioral counseling and therapies for a “whole patient” approach, known as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). A MAT approach offers the patient the most holistic option to reach successful detoxification and recovery from opioid addiction. MAT programs are extremely effective, but they are not accessible to many OUD patients. Because almost every state lacks sufficient treatment capacity to provide MAT to all patients with OUD1, there is a significant gap in treatment availability and, subsequently, a gap in treatment quality across patients.
While the treatment options in place are effective, there is much more we can do to combat the opioid crisis. Incorporating additional solutions into these programs can help establish a comprehensive treatment regimen that works for all suffering from OUD.
S.T. Genesis was developed to further assist existing treatment options. Utilizing the device in conjunction with appropriate MAT and comfort medications can guide successful detoxification and continued recovery. S.T. Genesis’unique treatment approach can reduce withdrawal symptoms and COWS scores within minutes of placement, providing patients with an opportunity to complete detox comfortably.
The FDA-cleared Percutaneous Nerve Field Stimulator targets the cranial nerve endings around the ear, effectively reducing the excruciating symptoms many experience during the opioid detox process. S.T. Genesis’ ability to assist successful detoxification can make it easier for many patients suffering with OUD reach the next step in their recovery journey.
At Speranza, S.T. Genesis brings hope for the future of opioid withdrawal management. To learn more about the product, and our dedication to combating the opioid crisis, visit our product page.