Opioid use disorder is a disease. It causes short and long-term changes to a person’s brain. Luckily, if someone gets early intervention, some of these effects can be reversed. If you are struggling with heroin addiction or an addiction to any other opioids, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We have treatments that can improve your chances of being successful in recovery.
Being Physically Dependent Upon Opioids and Going Through Detox
As noted above, opioid abuse or addiction can change parts of your brain. Whether you are abusing prescription or illegal opioids, you will likely deal with changes to the reward and mood centers of your brain. In addition, for those who have long-term issues with abusing opioids, other organs and parts of their body can be affected, too.
When someone stops using opioids, they will likely go through withdrawal and experience symptoms such as:
- Dilated pupils
- Drug cravings
- Stomach pain
- Excessive yawning
- Body aches
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Severe mood swings
If you have an addiction to opioids (narcotics), you may have already gone through the withdrawal process before. You may already know it can be unpleasant. However, our team wants you to know that we have treatments for opioid use disorder or addiction. We can help you through the entire process from weaning off from drugs to the detox process, all the way through the treatment phase of recovery. Our team will even help you during aftercare (when you go home from our treatment center), too.
Taking Medications for Opioid Use Disorder or Addiction
One of the main reasons why many people avoid detoxing from opioids is because of the withdrawal symptoms. However, our Riverwalk team wants you to know there are medications that can help you to get through the opioid withdrawal process. While these medications may not completely take away your symptoms, they can prevent many symptoms and relieve various others, too.
It is important to know that after the first stage of detox, you are at high risk of relapsing. Professionals in the field state there are social, psychological, physical and other main factors that often lead someone back to using opioids or other drugs. Any situation that reminds your body and brain that you get pleasure from using opioids are triggers for relapse. With this being said, you can attend a medically-assisted detox program, therapy and other addiction treatments to help you get through the withdrawal process.
Some of the medications that may be used to help people get off opioids include methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, lucemyra and more. Completing the detox process can help you get through most of the major withdrawal symptoms. There are some people who experience long-term symptoms. However, these are generally quite mild and much easier to handle without having to use these medications.
Do you want to finally overcome your opioid addiction? Maybe, you have even tried to stop using drugs before, but found yourself relapsing after some time. Whether this is your first time or you have tried multiple times before, our Riverwalk Recovery team is here to help you. We have multiple medications and other treatments to help you get through your addictive lifestyle and into recovery.
Do you have more questions about these medications or the treatments we use? If so, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We would be happy to help answer any questions that you may have. If you are ready to get into the detox process and start your recovery, we are here to help you with that, as well.
Therapy Options for Overcoming Opioid Addiction
As noted above, in addition to the medications that can be used during the detox process, there are many other treatments used to help people overcome opioid addiction, too. Here at Riverwalk Recovery Center, we offer numerous therapy options to help you get past the addictive lifestyle and into recovery.
Even when you are attending the medication-assisted treatment in detox, you can attend these therapies, as well. Before diving into the various therapy options available to you and others who need to overcome an addiction to opioids, we want to share with you some benefits of attending therapy in recovery. Some of these benefits include:
- Increasing your feelings of self-worth
- Reducing issues you are having at home, at school, or at work
- Helping you to build healthier relationships and to get out of toxic relationships
- Building your self-confidence
- Helping you to find healthy ways to have fun
- Helping you work through underlying issues that cause you to abuse opioids
These are some of the many different ways that therapy can help you to overcome opioid addiction. Now that you are aware of these benefits, you can reach out to our Riverwalk Recovery Center team to get into a treatment program today.
With all that being said about the benefits, you may be wondering what therapy options you have available to you, as well. Some of the numerous therapy services and options include:
- Contingency management
- Motivational interviewing
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- 12-step facilitation therapy
- 12-step groups
- Other support groups
If you want to know more about these therapy options and other recovery resources, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today. We would be more than happy to go over each of these options with you.
Attending Residential Treatment to Help Someone Overcome Opioid Addiction
Another option that you have if you are struggling with opioid addiction is residential or inpatient treatment. There are many people who have a moderate to severe opioid addiction. In these cases, it can be quite difficult to overcome the addiction through just an outpatient treatment program. If you have tried outpatient treatment before or you feel you need more support to overcome the addiction, we have a residential treatment program that could be just what you need.
In our residential treatment program, we offer a range of treatments including detox and therapy services. If you want to know more about this type of treatment, feel free to ask us any questions you may have about it today.
Get Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder or Addiction Today
Are you or a loved one struggling with opioid use disorder or addiction? If so, we have various addiction treatments available. With everything from medically-assisted detox to therapy to inpatient treatment, our team is here to help you.
Contact us today to get into a treatment program for opioid use disorder or addiction.