Opiate Rehab Basics

Opiate rehab 101

Opiate rehab 101

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 addiction will be finding the resolve to quit. Finding this resolve and initiative to live a life free of opium is often the most difficult part of treatment. If you’ve tried to get clean in the past, you know how difficult it can be, and have likely experienced a relapse. It is important to know that even though you may feel alone, you are not. Recovery is possible, and finding the resolve to get better is the first step.

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Quality Opiate Rehabilitation

Quality rehab for an opiate addiction is usually carried out under the supervision of medical professionals in either a residential or outpatient facility. Both treatment methods usually begin with detox. Detox is the process by which your body is cleansed of the toxins and chemicals from your last dose of opium. Depending on the nature and severity of your addiction, this phase of rehab may or may not be accompanied by withdrawal symptoms. It is important that the process of detox is not carried out at home because of the potential for withdrawal symptoms to push some individuals even further into addiction.

After detox, a quality treatment facility will take a multi-faceted approach in treating the emotional, psychological and physical aspects of addiction. Without addressing these underlying issues of addiction, it is highly possible that recovering addicts will relapse. In order to help safeguard yourself against relapse, taking the time to attend counseling, group therapy, and other types of therapy can improve your chances at a successful recovery. Additional treatment options for individuals affected by opiate addiction include prescription medications like Suboxone or Subutex. These types of medications mimic stronger opiate substances and work to wean the body off of its dependency. Doses are designed to gradually be tapered down to zero.

Additional Resources for Opiate Recovery

If you have additional questions regarding rehab from an opiate substance, we are available 24 hours a day to take your calls and provide you with the quality treatment options that will give you the best chance for success. The call is toll-free, and we may be able to work with your insurer. Please call today.