How to Assess Opiate Recovery Needs

How to Assess Opiate Recovery Needs

Assessing 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. To address these needs either for yourself or a loved one, reach out to medical and/or addiction specialists for a professional assessment. During this assessment, the worker will ask questions to determine what treatment, if any, is right for you, so utilize this resource to begin your addiction recovery and to quit opiates for good.

How to Choose Opiate Addiction Treatment

Asking the right questions can help opiate addicts decide if treatment is the right path for them. The following examples are some questions that addicts can ask professionals when discussing treatment:

  • What could happen if I do not receive treatment?
  • What can treatment do for me?
  • Is treatment right for me?
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When discussing addiction treatment with a professional, think of all your questions beforehand and write them down so you don’t forget them. Make sure all your questions get answered, and do not be ashamed to ask anything. It benefits almost every addict to hear from a professional, so inform a one whom you trust about your addiction and ask what could happen if you refuse treatment. However, before going to rehab, addicts must understand the benefits of treatment, and if it is right for them.

Treatment Options for Opiate Addiction

The following treatment options can address opiate addiction:

  • Inpatient treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Group homes

Inpatient treatment helps addicts withdraw from opiates in as little pain as possible while they house patients at a treatment center. Withdrawal pain can be mild to excruciating, and it can cause relapse in even the most hopeful addicts, so inpatient treatment is invaluable. Outpatient treatment is a continuation of treatment, but it does not house addicts. It involves both individual and group exercises to help the recovering addicts, but addicts can return home after treatment ends to manage responsibilities outside the center. Lastly, group homes are extremely beneficial, because they provide drug-free housing environments while finding jobs for addicts. If any of these treatment options sound beneficial, consider seeking opiate addiction treatment.

Help Finding Opiate Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one struggles with opiate addiction, then call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and to help you find the best treatment available.  You don’t have to do this alone, because we are here to help.