Rehabilitation is about more than just addressing a drug addiction.
It’s about helping you eliminate the feeling that you can’t stop using. Opioid rehab makes it easier to overcome addiction from a number of types of drugs, including prescription and illicit drugs such as:
These drugs, some of which may have once been prescribed for pain, can lead to addiction and dependency. If this sounds like your situation, our rehab center in NC can help. Read on to learn more about opioid addiction and what we can do to help you break free of addiction.
How Do You Know If You’re Addicted to Opioids?
No specific test can provide an answer to the question of whether or not a person is addicted, but there are behavioral indicators that could help identify an addiction or dependency. For example, if a person is addicted to opiates or opioids they may:
- Obsess over getting the medication or illicit drug
- Use the medication or illicit drug back-to-back or so regularly that it makes it impossible to function normally
- Spend significant time recovering from the use of the medication prior to getting the next dose
- Put themselves or others in danger during substance use or the pursuit of more drugs
- Experience negative effects on relationships at work or home
How Do You Come Up with the Best Treatment Plan?
At Changing Tides, when we work with patients who are addicted to or dependent, we ask a few questions, including:
- How long has the use of these drugs been going on? Were they once prescribed medications?
- Is the drug combined with alcohol or additional drugs?
- How frequent is the drug use?
- How much of the substance is being used?
By asking these questions, our team can get a better idea about your specific situation and what we can do to help prevent withdrawal and begin recovery by planning a treatment program that truly addresses your needs. Each program is specifically tailored to the individual, and we also take into consideration any medical or mental health concerns that you have that might impact your treatment plan.
How Do You Treat Opiate Addiction?
Opioid addiction is treated in a few ways depending on your level of dependency or addiction. Some common treatment options include:
- Mental health services
- Medical detox
- Medication-assisted detox
- Individual and group counseling
- Twelve-step facilitation
- Post-rehabilitation planning
- Nutritional counseling
- Educational workshops
- Family services
Changing Tides works directly with you to identify what methods may be critical to your success and adopt a treatment plan that includes them.
What Makes Changing Tides Opioid Treatment Different?
There are three kinds of treatment services available at Changing Tides:
- Residential rehabilitation, which is also called a partial hospitalization program and provides a higher level of care than a standard outpatient program.
- Intensive outpatient rehabilitation, which may be an option after inpatient rehabilitation or as a replacement for inpatient rehabilitation. It’s structured and designed to support you as you work to recover and maintain your sobriety while also attending to some obligations of daily life. During IOP treatment, you return home daily.
- Outpatient treatment, which is a complete program typically used following intensive outpatient care. This level of care is the least restrictive and helps clients manage their recovery and sobriety.
Each one of these services can be a positive way to help you stop taking opioids and work through recovery in a care environment that is right for you. The specifics of your addiction treatment in any of these settings depends on your history of drug use, the likelihood of withdrawal symptoms and your chances of relapse.
If you are ready to put a life of addiction and dependency behind you, talk with an admissions counselor at Changing Tides. We’re ready to help.