Motivational Interviewing With all the different types of therapy available to treat opiate addiction, it may feel overwhelming to find the right solution. Thorough research can help you identify the best types of therapy for you, which will help you make a permanent recovery from opiate addiction. (more…)
The benefits of counseling for an individual dealing with opiate addiction.
Getting Help for How You Feel without Using Opiates
People struggling with emotional issues or a mental illness often turn to drugs to cope. Opiates work in the brain to change the way the body perceives pain: they produce feelings of euphoria and addicts need more of the substance to get the same results. (more…)
Is Opiate Addiction a Disease?
Opiates are a category of drug made from opium poppies. Also included in this category are semi-synthetic chemical derivatives of alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, heroin and thebaine. Some specific medications that fall within this class include Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, Kadian, and Avinza. In many cases, Hydrocodone products are most commonly prescribed for a variety […]
Having the Right Expectations for Opiate Rehab and Recovery
The idea of getting off opiates may seem scary. Visions of night sweats and cramping may overshadow the reality of professional addiction treatment. The truth is professional treatment is compassionate and effective. All opiate addictions are different because people are individuals. While one person struggles with a year-long addiction to Vicodin, another may suffer with […]
Opiate Rehab Basics
Opiates are one of the most abused substances in the world, and, like any effective prescription medication, its use is often associated with a high risk of tolerance and dependence. Whether your addiction began with a prescription or with recreational use, treatment is available, and recovery is possible. The first step in breaking your opiate […]
Questions to Ask a Rehab Center
Opiates are narcotic alkaloids found naturally in the opium poppy plant. They are commonly found in prescription drugs that are used to treat pain. Drugs that contain opiates will cause addiction over time, and many patients find that they become addicted within a few weeks. Opiate addiction has a strong control over both the patient’s […]
People Who Can Help You Recover from Opiate Addiction
Opiate addiction is one of the most common types of addiction. Many opiate users try recovering without help but find the challenges they face are more than one person can manage alone. The Observer-Reporter shares, “It is paramount that a person follows detox with treatment, such as intensive therapy, to achieve sobriety…Connecting with others, like […]
Who Can I Talk to about Opiate Addiction Treatment?
Opiates are powerful drugs with powerful addictive properties. Opiate addiction is on the rise due to the variety and accessibility of opiates. The following substances are all derived from opium and are considered opiates: OxyContin Demerol Vicodin Heroin (more…)
Why Go to Opiate Rehab?
Opiates are highly addictive drugs, both physically and psychologically. Many commonly abused drugs are opiates, including the following: Heroin Morphine Hydrocodone Oxycodone Propoxyphene Fentanyl (more…)
Counseling for Opiate Addiction
Counseling is an essential part of opiate addiction treatment and recovery. Addiction is more than a physical disease, so it requires more than detox or physical health care. It even requires more than counseling for just drug use. In its Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment, the National Institute on Drug Abuse states, “Effective treatment attends […]