Opiate Integrated Treatment

Opiate Integrated Treatment

Opiate Effects

Opiates are a class of painkillers and illicit drugs referred to as narcotics. The following are some commonly prescribed opiates:

  • Vicodin
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Morphine
  • Codeine

Heroin, also an opiate, is an illegal drug that accounts for approximately 90% of opiate addiction in the United States. Misuse of opiates leads to relaxed or euphoric feelings, while opiates taken as prescribed change how the brain interprets pain by decreasing the production of endorphins. As endorphin production in the brain slows, higher doses of the particular opiate are required to keep the user from experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms. Avoidance of withdrawal symptoms often encourages continued use. However, withdrawal and detox must be completed before further treatment can occur. Detox completely rids the body of the specific opiate and breaks the user’s physical dependency on the drug. After detox, an integrated treatment program can address issues underlying drug use and greatly increase the chances of long-term sobriety.

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Integrated Treatment For Opiate Addiction

Opiate users are often afflicted by a psychological disorder in addition to the disease addiction. Some disorders that can contribute to addiction are as follow:

  • Depression
  • Chronic anxiety
  • Paranoid schizophrenia

Opiate integrated treatment focuses on diagnosis and therapy for underlying psychological disorders. Integrated rehabilitation programs offer addiction counseling and behavioral therapy necessary prevent relapse while also addressing psychological disorders.

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Are you currently struggling with opiate addiction and believe you may be suffering from a co-occurring psychological disorder? If you are tired of addiction ruling your life, we are here to help. Our toll-free number is available 24 hours a day, and we can provide you with the information you need about integrated treatment and other recovery options. Please don’t hesitate, call now and get the help you deserve.