Opioid Addiction Treatment2019-03-18T12:22:09+00:00

Opioid Addiction Treatment Centers

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Opioid Addiction Treatment Centers

Michael Jackson, Prince, and Heath Ledger – all famous celebrities whose death are associated with opioids. The problems linked to opioid abuse in America are alarmingly escalating year after year, to the point that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared opioid abuse a public health emergency in 2017. The crisis is dangerously unnerving as of March 2018, 115 people die each day due to an opioid-related drug overdose. The CDC has officially recognized opioid abuse as an epidemic, since the year 2000 there has been a 200% increase in opioid related deaths in America. The time to stop your opioid abuse is now, These numbers only go to show the need for opioid addiction treatment.

You should not feel alone in this problem as so many others have struggled with an addiction to opioids.

The result of opioid abuse in our country has led to a crackdown on prescribing the medication. Leaving many people addicted and left to find their supply on the streets. This is how the heroin abuse problem in recent years had started. People would be offered a cheaper and more readily available drug that offers similar effects. If you are addicted to opioids you are at a great risk of being introduced to heroin as well.

We want to help you end your addiction and regain control of your life. Thousands of people have been able to get over their addiction to opioids, let us show you the way to a happier and healthier life. There is no reason to feel shame or guilt, recovery is possible and it starts with one phone call.

Importance of Opioid Addiction Treatment

The figures speak volumes about the need for opioid addiction treatment. Going to an opioid addiction treatment center is necessary to help change the persons’ lifestyle, habits, and values so they stay sober when they leave. Most importantly, during the first few weeks without opioids, a person will experience severe withdrawal symptoms that make it hard to stay off the drug. Attending an inpatient opioid rehab removes the access to drugs and gives the person the time needed to overcome withdrawal symptoms.

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Benefits of Inpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment

Inpatient opioid addiction treatment is the preferred pathway to starting your recovery journey. While in an inpatient facility you will be heavily monitored during your withdrawal to avoid any health complications while you detox. Inpatient facilities allow patients to gain back a structure to their lives and help their bodies adjust back to a normal routine. The following are all benefits on attending an inpatient opioid rehab center.

  • Learn about coping skills and triggers
  • Learn social skills
  • Access to certified counselors and therapist
  • Chance to make new friends while in treatment
  • Access to sober support group meetings
  • Access to Aftercare planning
  • Eliminate access to drugs during early recovery.
  • Nutritional support from damages of addiction
  • Physical education
  • Access to holistic therapies for pain
  • 1 on 1 therapy sessions to discuss deeper issues
  • Around the clock addiction treatment and education

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Understanding Your Opioid Addiction Treatment Options

There is not a one size fits all approach to opioid addiction treatment. At Sunshine, we are proud to say that we staff our centers will addiction counselors and therapists from every popular form of addiction treatment. When you call us we will help you gain a better understanding of which treatment option might suit you best.

Do I Need an Opioid Rehab?

Admitting you’re in need of help is difficult. A lot of individuals are in denial about the reality of their condition. Being honest about your substance abuse is tough but once done, you’ve already started your journey to recovery.

Behavioral Signs of Opioid Addiction

  • having trouble staying awake (nodding out)

  • out of character dramatic and sudden mood swings

  • impulsive decision-making and actions

  • withdrawal from social activities

  • missing work or school due to hangover or withdrawal

  • stealing from loved ones for money

  • robbery to afford opioid habit

  • prostitution for money or opioids

  • taking more than before to feel the effects

  • seeing several doctors to secure opioid prescription

  • contemplating using heroin as a cheaper alternative

Physical Effects of Opioid Addiction

Using opioids can have harmful effects on the body and brain. If opioid addiction treatment is not sought, things can get even worse. The following are physical effects of opioid abuse:

  • confusion

  • slowed breathing

  • nausea

  • drowsiness

  • euphoria

  • constipation

  • fatigue

  • breathlessness

  • difficulty breathing and depressed respiration

  • bronchospasm

  • chest pain

Slowed breathing when using opioid can cause hypoxia, which happens when the brain gets too little oxygen. This condition can have short-term and long-term neurological and psychological effects including permanent brain damage, coma, and death.

What to Look For in Opioid Addiction Treatment Centers

Being addicted to opioids does not have to be all that is in store for you. You can do something about it. Accepting that you’re in need of help and choosing to do something about it is the initial step. You can then start looking for opioid addiction treatment facilities to help you end your addiction. The opioid rehab you decide on is extremely important as they are your partners in achieving and maintaining sobriety. Thus, when choosing facilities, here are some things you should look for:

  • Accreditation – Seek help from centers who have passed state standards to provide the help you need. Accreditation is specific to each state, so you need to determine if the opioid rehab facility you’re leaning towards is accredited. The professionals under their employ should also have the license to do the job. This regulation is to make sure the patients are given the care they should be getting. They are your partners in your quest to be sober, so they should have the skill and knowledge to guide you through.
  • Treatment Options – While most centers have the same opioid addiction treatment protocols, there are some differences in how they handle their therapy and counseling sessions. Some facilities place much focus on health and wellness program that they have incorporated meditation, yoga, and other forms of exercise. There are others that put emphasis on religion, so they have sessions related to that. Still, there are some facilities that want you to have a resort-style living to ease the burden of being inside an opioid rehab. Choose one that caters to your interest and liking.
  • Mental Health Services – Also known as dual diagnosis treatment. Where you are assessed by a licensed therapist for any underlying mental health problems. Sometimes there is a mental health issue causing the substance abuse, in other cases, substance abuse can create a mental health problem that was never before there.
  • Private and Safe Environment – Since you will be staying at the center for a decent amount of time you want to know that you or your loved one will be safe. This is especially true during the detox stage. The center should be staffed with licensed medical professionals who have a track record of successful detox. Privacy may also be an issue, you want to make sure that the center follows all protocol regarding confidentiality. Also, you can ask if private rooms are available during detox.
  • Low Patient to Staff Ratio – A low patient to staff ratio will allow patients plenty of time to meet with the entire staff in detail. This allows people to truly get to know who they are working with and build a trustworthy relationship. Often times, rehab centers will pack as many people as they can into their centers, resulting in less time spent with each patient. Low patient to staff ratio assures that you are receiving quality personalized treatment.

 What to Expect During Opioid Addiction Treatment

Some people never go to treatment because they are afraid of what it will be like. Rehab should not be like a trip to jail, instead it should be viewed as a place to take a break from your life and focus on your personal health. There are strict rules for patient safety but by the end of treatment you should be feeling happy and free from your addiction. The following is what to expect during treatment.

  1. Intake – During intake you will be introduced to the staff and the facility. At this time you will go through a physical, and be screened about your drug use. It is important to be honest as possible about your substance abuse as this information will play a role in planning your detox and treatment protocol.  You will also be allowed to ask any pressing questions you have about the rehab experience at this point. 
  2. Detox – As stated, withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction can be very uncomfortable. During detox you will be monitored around the clock by medical professionals. In some cases they will check your vitals every 15 minutes to assure your health is in good standing. During detox we only ask that you rest and eat to give your body energy, no treatment participation is required at this point.
  3. Treatment – After a successful detox, you will begin treatment and therapy. the best opioid treatment centers provide different evidence-based treatment approaches that include behavioral therapies, medication, group counseling, one-on-one therapy and addiction education. You will learn about triggers, coping skills, and yourself during this time. You will also participate in group activities and sometimes go on group excursions to show you that there is much fun to be had while being sober.
  4. Aftercare – As you come to the end of your opioid rehab stay, you will work with your case manager to go over your aftercare plan. The benefit of inpatient treatment is that your case manager will have already done the hard work for you when it comes to gathering local resources. Your case manager will find outpatient programs and relevant therapists in your community you are returning home to that work with your healthcare provider. You will also be informed on various sober support groups in your hometown as well as when and where they meet. 

Traveling for Opioid Rehab

You can opt to travel for your opioid addiction treatment. We offer centers in California, Texas and Colorado. Among the advantages of traveling for rehab is being away from the environment that has so many triggers that can cause you to relapse. This way, you are free from the temptation and can instead focus on getting your life together. This inpatient service means you will also enjoy the benefits of traveling at the same time. Also, being far from home will reduce patients chances of wanting to check out of treatment because they will be far removed from their drug source.

Paying for Opioid Addiction Treatment

One of the hindrances in seeking opioid addiction treatment is the concern about how to pay for treatment. If you have insurance, treatment should be well within your coverage. The main question is just how much? This is where the experts at Sunshine Behavioral Health truly shine. We will verify your benefits for free and understand what to say to your insurance providers to assure they are paying maximum coverage for your treatment.

Opioid addiction treatment should not be a burden, call us today to see just how much of your rehab stay is covered with your current plan. There is never an obligation when you call and the information you provide is 1oo% confidential. Call us today to end your opioid addiction once and for all.

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