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Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment at Promises

With the explosion in prescription painkiller abuse and many people turning to cheaper and more readily available heroin, addiction rates and overdose deaths have climbed nationwide. We’ve responded to the pressing need for painkiller and heroin treatment by integrating the latest research-backed approaches for opiate addiction treatment into our Promises treatment programs.

Opiate abuse can take a heavy toll on both the body and the mind. Promises opiate addiction treatment seeks to restore physical, mental and spiritual balance and provide a toolbox of recovery skills clients can draw upon for the rest of their lives.

Comfortable, Compassionate Opiate Detox

You’ll take the first step to recovery in a comfortable setting that feels like home. Our team of medical experts ensures that drug detox is as safe and comfortable as possible. You’ll be cared for by our medical team, and nurses will monitor you around the clock. We’ll ease any withdrawal symptoms with the latest evidence-based medications. We may also draw upon alternative therapies like acupuncture as clinically appropriate during opiate withdrawal treatment.

If an opiate user were to stop abruptly—or “cold turkey”—he or she would go into opiates withdrawal within a few hours, which includes sweating, racing heartbeat, nausea, muscle pain, inability to sleep and severe anxiety. When a client arrives at Promises, he or she has likely taken their last dose of opiates within 4-12 hours and may already be experiencing mild opiate withdrawal symptoms. One of our consulting physicians will assess the client then prescribe research-backed medications like Suboxone and monitor the client’s progress throughout detox.

About Opiate Withdrawal Treatment

Suboxone is approved to treat withdrawal from opiates and is one of two forms of the medication buprenorphine, which is an opiate agonist that was originally developed to treat pain syndromes. Suboxone binds to the opioid receptor in the brain, which is the same receptor to which morphine, heroin and other opiates bind.

What makes Suboxone unique and valuable in addiction treatment is that it is a partial agonist. This means that at low doses, it acts the same as any other opiate in suppressing pain. But as the dosage is increased, it starts to block the opioid receptor, and doesn’t allow it to be stimulated. This allows clinicians to stop opiate withdrawal symptoms without having to worry that the client will begin abusing Suboxone. In addition, Suboxone makes it impossible to get high on other opiates. If someone is taking Suboxone and then uses heroin or OxyContin, they won’t feel any euphoria from the illicit drugs.

A Personalized, Engaging Treatment Approach

Our opiate addiction treatment approach focuses on the underlying issues that lead to substance abuse and helps clients develop healthier ways to cope without using heroin and other opiates. Opiate rehab provides evidence-based treatment that tackles addiction from all angles – physically, mentally and spiritually. Our opiate addiction treatment is successful because we not only treat the addiction, but also the reasons behind it – and teach clients the healthy coping skills needed to make lasting lifestyle changes. This helps prevent relapse.

Opiate abuse can take a heavy toll on both the body and the mind. Our approach to opiate addiction treatment seeks to restore physical, mental and spiritual balance and provide a toolbox of recovery skills you can draw upon for the rest of your life.

Recovery for the Real World

Learning recovery skills and developing healthy hobbies are critical in preventing relapse. We prepare clients to succeed in opiate recovery by helping them acquire life skills and experience social activities while sober. They learn that recovery can be fun and fulfilling, and they will be introduced to drug-free activities that can carry over to life after treatment.

Individual and Group Therapy

Clients develop a trusting therapeutic relationship in one-on-one sessions with their primary counselor. They work on specific issues and help create a treatment plan that makes sense for their particular needs. Small groups give clients the opportunity to feel safe being vulnerable and working on interpersonal issues. They share with peers and hear from others with similar struggles.

Medical Care

Our physicians and nurses closely monitor clients’ health as they recover. We educate clients on any medications prescribed and support their medical needs. Opiate withdrawal symptoms are eased during opiate detox with research-backed medications.

Relapse Prevention

We help clients address the underlying issues of addiction such as trauma and mental health disorders. They learn about triggers and how to address them with healthy coping mechanisms.

Family Involvement

The whole family needs to heal from addiction. Trust and healthy communication needs to be reestablished. Family therapy is integrated throughout treatment and some of our programs offer intensive family weekends.

You Can Recover from Opiate Addiction

Drugs took your life away. We’ll help you get it back. Get compassionate, evidence-based opiate addiction treatment that helps you rebuild your life.  Call us for a free, confidential consultation: 844-876-5568

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