An opiate is any drug that derives from the poppy plant. Like morphine and codeine, some have medical uses in pain relief and even, in the case of codeine, cough suppression. Still, all opiates are addictive, and medically prescribed opiates are no different. Heroin abuse is on the rise in the US, and synthetic drugs that imitate opiate effects, such as oxycodone and fentanyl, have contributed to an epidemic of addiction to such substances. Whether you are struggling with an addiction to a synthetic or plant-based drug, the best thing for your health and wellbeing is to seek an opiate addiction treatment program.
TruHealing Centers have locations in several states. There may be one near you. To find out whether opiate addiction treatment can help you, reach out to us by filling out our easy online form or calling us at 833.631.0525. We will gladly answer any of your questions about opiate abuse and treatment.
Enrolling in an opiate treatment center is a personal decision, and people suffering from opiate use disorder have their own reasons for seeking the help they deserve and need. Below are five universally important benefits of professional opiate addiction treatment.
5 Benefits of Opiate Addiction Treatment
1. Medically Managed Detox
Withdrawal from the opiate is the first stage of recovery. In a professional rehab facility that offers medical detox, your experience will be far less uncomfortable, and you will give yourself a better chance of a successful rehab experience overall. As you are monitored closely by doctors, you will be provided with medications to relieve your symptoms and closely watched for any medical or mental health disorders that may emerge. Detox alone can be dangerous. However, with medical care, you’ll be in good hands.
2. Absence of Triggers
In an opiate addiction treatment program, you will be separated from the people and things that you associate with your drug use. Of course, not all triggers can be removed from your life forever, but why make things more difficult for yourself during the first days and weeks of your sobriety? At TruHealing Centers, you are in a safe place, surrounded by supportive people, away from the reminders of your life as a drug user. You will start your recovery on a solid footing.
3. Time and Support to Focus on Recovery
When you have a team of professionals working with you, the burden is off you to figure out everything you need to know about living a sober life. That’s a lot to take on by yourself. Your team will bring their combined knowledge and experience to bear when they work with you to create a program that will allow you to solely focus on your recovery journey.
4. Treatment of Underlying Issues
When you stop using opiates, you may discover that you have a co-occurring mental health issue. This is not uncommon. It is often when seeking help for addiction that people learn that a mental health challenge was a significant reason for their drug use in the first place. Self-medication for disturbing or confusing symptoms often results. But, by being in a professional opiate treatment program, you are well-served by people who can address any issues.
5. Peer Support
As someone with an opiate use disorder, your peers are others who also have this disease. In rehab, you have a built-in peer group. The evidence is clear that peer support has numerous benefits in addiction recovery. In rehab, you and your peers will participate in support groups (like a 12-step program), group therapy (guided and overseen by a therapist), and opportunities to interact socially and informally in a sober setting. Some of these peers will likely become the core of your post-rehab friend group.
Choose TruHealing Centers for Comprehensive Opiate Addiction Treatment
If you are battling an opiate addiction, let the experienced and professional staff at one of our opiate treatment centers help. You are not alone. We want to assist you in escaping the stranglehold of opiate addiction and starting to live your best life. We hope you contact us through the online form or by calling 833.631.0525 so we can answer your questions and help with the next steps.