Opiates include drugs such as heroin, narcotic painkillers, and morphine. Opiates can be safe if used as instructed under the supervision of a doctor. However, opiates cause physical and psychological dependency, even for those who are prescribed it by a physician. In fact, many people find that they become dependent upon their prescribed opiates. If you or a loved one has become dependent on opiates, it may be time to look into an opiate rehab facility to help wean off the drug and recover.
A variety of treatment options are available for opiate addiction. The first option is an inpatient facility where patients have a place to live, meals, and supervision. Another possibility is an outpatient facility where treatment is provided while patients live in their own home and continue to do their normal activities. However, outpatient facilities cannot prevent patients from obtaining opiates outside of the facility. Other options include executive or luxury rehabilitation centers. These facilities are excellent for those who are an executive or CEO who needs a cell phone and computer access, or for those who want a more luxurious rehabilitation experience.
Knowing if You Are Dependent on Opiates
When a person’s tolerance towards an opiate drug increases they will find that they want to take more of the drug to achieve the same high or effect. When a person needs to continue taking opiates to prevent withdrawal symptoms from occurring, the person is dependent on opiates. These are both indicators that you or a loved one should consider a rehabilitation treatment program to wean off opiates.
What to Expect from Opiate Rehab
Patients can expect that their rehabilitation will be completely private. What you say during counseling sessions, what you disclose about your medical and drug history, and your stay at the facility is not known to anyone but the appropriate staff members. Private rooms are optional, although they may be limited in availability.
The amount of time rehabilitation takes varies. Opiate addiction treatment is best when it is done over a 60-day or 90-day period. Some rehabilitation facilities don’t have a time limit, and patients can stay as long as it takes to become clean, sober, and confident with their life again. When researching for opiate rehabilitation programs, be sure to look for facilities that offer tailor-made programs as not one treatment program will work for every individual.
In general, patients can expect the following:
- Assessment and disclosure of their medical and drug history
- Detoxification and slowly coming off of opiates
- In rehab, patients can learn valuable skills and tools to help them maintain their sobriety
Treatment That Works at Serenity Rehab
When addiction strikes, it can make a patient feel hopeless and scared. We know that opiate addiction is a real problem and we want to do everything we can to help those who are suffering from an opiate addiction to come off of it safely. We have the tools necessary to help our patients become clean, sober, and confident in the world again.
Our purpose is to get as many people as possible clean and sober, and so far we have been able to do just that. Our founders have the expertise and knowledge to help you find lasting recovery. If you or a loved one are struggling with an opiate addiction you need to know how our opiate rehab program can help. Call us at our toll-free number to speak with one of our advisors.