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Rehab & Treatment
The benefits of rehab and treatment for opiate addiction.
Why Is There a Stigma Surrounding Opiate Rehab?
There is a common stigma to going to rehab for opiate addiction, which can cause difficulties for addicts needing treatment. There are several reasons why there is a stigma surrounding going to opiate rehab; some of which include the following: Some see going to rehab for an opiate addiction as a failure because addicts are […]
Is It Easy to Go Through Treatment for Opiates?
Recovering from opiate addiction is similar to recovering from a disease. Just as a rare or serious disease takes more time and more exhaustive treatment for recovery, overcoming opiate addiction also means a more complicated rehabilitation process. Some drugs are known for their capacity of developing dependence faster than others, and there are also drugs […]
When to Choose Outpatient Treatment for Opiate Addiction
Opiate addiction is one of the most common addictions in the world; many people struggle with the abuse of opiates and opioids, such as prescription painkillers and heroin. This type of addiction is often considered one of the most dangerous because it creates a strong physical and psychological dependency. Therefore, most individuals who struggle with […]
How Does Motivational Interviewing Help an Opiate Addict?
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…)
Pros and Cons of Coed Opiate Addiction Treatment
There are many different treatment programs available for the wants and needs of each addicted individual. All treatment programs have positives and negatives. In the end, addicts ultimately decide on a treatment program that will help them achieve and maintain their goal of sobriety. Statistics have shown that when individuals make it to five years […]
Am I Too Old for Opiate Addiction Recovery?
When a person has suffered for years from addiction to drugs or alcohol, they often wonder if recovery is even possible. This is especially the case when that addict is an aging adult. The older population faces additional challenges in recovery. For example, when older adults are addicted to opiates due to use for chronic […]
How to Assess Opiate Recovery Needs
Everyone has unique needs for overcoming opiate addiction. One user may need more support after treatment, while another person will need more support during treatment. One may need Dual Diagnosis care for co-occurring depression while another needs family therapy to reestablish a healthy home life. Identifying and addressing unique recovery needs is so important that […]
Natural Recovery Models for Opiate Treatment
Opiate addiction is a tough nut to crack—finding the right combination of treatments is the secret to making recovery a success. Natural methods offer a perfect complement to standard therapies, especially when a person wants a holistic option. (more…)
Individualized Treatment Planning for Opiate Addiction Recovery
Opiates are often referred to as painkillers. They are derived from opium or synthetic versions of opium and are used for pain relief. Another opiate is heroin; it is illegal and has no proper medical use. Common opiates include Vicodin (hydrocodone), Percocet, OxyContin, oxycodone, Fentanyl, morphine and codeine. Opiates work by binding to the receptors […]