Opioid Addiction Recovery
Residential detox isn't always an option, while we recommend residential detox as a first step with intensive outpatient treatment as a means to maintain that hard earned clean time we do offer outpatient process' where inpatient is not at option.
What are opioids?
Opiates are a class if drug derived from the opium poppy plant and alter the brains chemistry to cause a number of side effects. Many prescription based pain relief medications are opiate based, including:
Fentanyl (Actiq, Abstral, Duragesic, Fentora)
Hydrocodone (Hysingla, Zohydro ER)
Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
Morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Morphabond)
Oxycodone (Oxaydo, OxyContin)
Oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet, Roxicet)
Oxycodone and naloxone
Many people associate addiction with the use of more illicit drugs like heroin, but the fact is that many who become addicted to heroin start because of the prescribed use of an opiate based medication like those above.
19 Times Higher
That is the increase in likelihood that you will be initiated into the use of heroin if you use a prescribed medication for more than pain relief, according do a study done from 2002-2012.
Another study from 2008-2009 showed that 86% of injection users had used opioid pain relievers nonmedically prior to using heroin, and their initiation into nonmedical use was characterized by three main sources of opioids: family, friends, or personal prescriptions (Lankenau et al., 2012).
Addiction can manifest itself at any time in life, though many of us in retrospect are able to identify "addictive personality traits" that were manifesting in not so apparent ways much earlier than when we actually took that first drug.
If you are suffering from addiction and want help, we are here for you, we care about you, and we can love you until you are ready to love yourself.
If you find yourself here, you have likely already admitted you were powerless over your addiction and that your life has become unmanageable.
Take the next step and contact us today.