Opiate Addiction & Withdrawal Treatment
Residential Opiate Addiction Treatment at Promises
It’s hard to feel hopeful about recovering from opiate addiction in the midst of an epidemic that takes thousands of lives every year. But you can overcome this. Every day we help people reclaim their lives from the destruction of opiate addiction. We can help you too.
We’ve responded to the opioid addiction crisis with evidence-based, residential treatment for heroin and painkiller abuse. Our opiate addiction treatment specialists will help you restore physical, mental and spiritual health. You’ll leave treatment with a toolbox of recovery skills you can draw on for the rest of your life.
Promises inpatient opiate abuse treatment includes:
Comfortable, Compassionate Opiate Detox
You’ll take the first step to opioid addiction recovery in a welcoming setting that feels like home. Our team of medical experts makes opiate detox safe and as comfortable as possible. We ease opiate withdrawal symptoms with evidence-based medications and alternative therapies. Approaches vary by location, but may include medication-assisted treatment, acupuncture and therapeutic massage.
You’ll be cared for by our highly credentialed and compassionate medical team. Nurses will monitor you around the clock. We’ll attend to any discomfort from opioid withdrawal immediately and regularly check your vitals and overall physical and psychological health.
Opiate Withdrawal Treatment
If you stop using opioids abruptly—also known as “cold turkey”— you’ll likely go into opiate withdrawal within a few hours. Opiate withdrawal can include symptoms like:
- Racing heartbeat
- Inability to sleep
- Severe anxiety
- Muscle and bone aches
- Abdominal cramping
When you arrive at Promises, one of our consulting physicians will assess your physical and psychological health. If you’re going through opioid detox, we may prescribe a research-backed medication like Suboxone to ease your symptoms. Other medications may be used as clinically appropriate.
A Personalized, Relatable Treatment Approach
Residential opiate abuse rehab at Promises includes evidence-based treatment that addresses addiction from all angles – physically, mentally and spiritually. Our opiate addiction treatment is successful because we don’t just treat the addiction; we also delve into the reasons behind it. We work with you to understand your unique issues so we can develop an opioid addiction treatment plan that keeps you engaged with therapies that are relevant to your life.
You’ll address underlying issues such as trauma and mental health disorders and learn how to manage them. You’ll learn about triggers and develop healthy coping skills and self-care practices to help you resist the urge to use drugs.
Learning recovery skills and developing healthy hobbies are critical in preventing relapse. We prepare you to succeed in opiate recovery by helping you build life skills and experience social activities while sober. You’ll learn that recovery can be fun and fulfilling.
Individual and Group Therapy
You’ll develop a trusting therapeutic relationship in one-on-one sessions with your primary counselor. They’ll work with you on your specific issues and help create a treatment plan that makes sense for your needs. Small groups give you the opportunity to feel safe being vulnerable and working on interpersonal issues. You’ll share with peers and hear from others with similar struggles.
Our physicians and nurses closely monitor your health and help you restore physical and mental well-being. We’ll educate you about any medications prescribed and attend to any physical discomfort or issues that arise as your body adjusts to sobriety.
The whole family needs to heal from addiction. It’s important for trust and healthy communication to be reestablished. Family therapy is integrated throughout treatment and some of our programs offer intensive family weekends. Research shows that people who feel supported by their family do better in recovery.
The Most Effective Opiate Addiction Treatment
With some data pegging relapse rates around 90% for opioid addiction, the chances of long-term recovery may seem bleak. However, recovery is possible with the right opiate addiction treatment and recovery plan.
Inpatient opiate addiction rehab – Opioids are highly addictive substances. Inpatient opioid addiction rehab removes you from many of the triggers that can feel impossible to resist. Not surprisingly, research has found the longer you stay in inpatient drug rehab the better, especially for opiate addiction.
Medication-assisted treatment – Research-backed medications that help ease opioid withdrawal symptoms and prevent cravings are an important part of opioid addiction recovery for many people. Medication-assisted treatment requires simultaneous involvement in therapy and support groups as well as regular check-ins with health care providers.
Aftercare – Research confirms that aftercare following residential addiction treatment is a critical part of maintaining sobriety from opioids and other drugs. A comprehensive continuing care plan that includes appointments with physicians and therapists, support groups, sober activities and relapse prevention plans helps people maintain opiate addiction recovery.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is considered the gold standard in opiate treatment by many addiction specialists. Some research shows medication-assisted treatment can cut opiate addiction deaths by half and helps around 50% of people in recovery from opiate abuse remain sober for at least 18 months.
To be most effective, it’s important that MAT is part of a comprehensive opiate addiction treatment program that includes psychotherapy and relapse prevention planning. The three types of FDA approved medication-assisted treatment that opiate and heroin addiction treatment centers may use include:
Suboxone (buprenorphine) – Suboxone is one of two forms of the medication buprenorphine, which is an opiate agonist that was originally developed to treat pain. Suboxone binds to the same opioid receptor in the brain as morphine, heroin and other opiates.
What makes Suboxone a preferred medication is that it’s a partial agonist. This means that at low doses, it acts the same as other opiates in suppressing pain. With increasing doses, it starts to block the opioid receptor, and doesn’t allow it to be stimulated (i.e., make you feel high). This allows clinicians to ease the cravings and physical pain of opiate withdrawal symptoms without having to worry that you’ll begin abusing Suboxone. Opioid treatment with Suboxone also prevents you from getting high on other opiates. For example, if you take Suboxone and then use heroin or OxyContin, you shouldn’t feel high from the illicit drugs.
Vivitrol (naltrexone) – Commonly known by the brand name Vivitrol, naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that’s injectable. Similar to how Suboxone works, Vivitrol binds to brain receptors that prevent you from feeling high while easing physical pain and cravings from opiate withdrawal. Because Vivitrol is a full opioid antagonist, not a partial one like Suboxone, there is high risk for overdose if you relapse while on Vivitrol and take other opiates.
Methadone – Methadone prevents opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings by working on the same brain receptors as opiates. It’s a long-acting full opioid agonist. Methadone is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as having a high potential for abuse. The drug must be taken in a licensed clinic. People on methadone need to go through methadone detox when they decide they’re ready to discontinue this form of medication-assisted treatment.
Why Opiate Addiction Treatment Is Necessary
It’s dangerous to attempt to detox from opiates on your own. Not only are you putting yourself at risk for painful, dangerous opioid withdrawal symptoms, you’re setting yourself up for relapse.
Opiate detox and residential addiction treatment:
Repairs brain chemistry – Opioid abuse changes how the brain works. When you abuse opiates, your brain produces an excess of “feel good” chemicals like dopamine. After a while, the brain relies on opioids to even get these brain chemicals up to normal levels. In residential opiate addiction treatment, medications and therapies can help restore balance to the brain.
Prevents dangerous/painful opiate withdrawal – Not only can opioid withdrawal be painful with symptoms like muscle and bone aches, but diarrhea and vomiting can cause dehydration and elevated sodium levels that can lead to heart failure.
Addresses mental health issues – Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety are commonly at the root of addiction. Over 7 million Americans with addictions also have at least one co-occurring mental health disorder, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Psychiatrists and therapists can help you learn to manage mental health disorders during residential opiate drug rehab.
Manages triggers to use – Inpatient opiate addiction treatment provides space from everyday stressors that make it hard to stay away from drugs. With the help of addiction professionals and peers in recovery, you can practice working through triggers and finding healthier ways to cope that don’t involve substances.
Decreases risk of relapse – People who try to “go it alone” and detox from opiates without medical assistance put themselves at high risk for relapse. Painful withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings that accompany “cold turkey” opioid detox make it nearly impossible to refrain from seeking out drugs to keep these symptoms at bay. During inpatient opiate treatment, physicians, detox specialists and mental health professionals can help you curb opiate withdrawal symptoms, manage urges to use with research-backed medications, and teach you a new way of life that can help you stay sober.
You Can Recover from Opiate Addiction
Opiates took your life away. We’ll help you get it back. Get compassionate, evidence-based residential opiate addiction treatment that helps you rebuild your life. Call us for a free, confidential conversation with a recovery specialist: 844-876-5568
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