If you are addicted to opioids like OxyContin or opiates like morphine, know that your substance use disorder is highly treatable. The Recovery Village offers comprehensive treatment for opioid (the umbrella term for opioids and opiates) addiction. We use numerous strategies, including medical and therapeutic interventions as tools to help you adjust back to life without opiates. Our team at The Recovery Village is comprised of experts in addiction science who are dedicated to helping you fight this disease. Our goal is always the same: to empower you to maintain a lifetime of recovery.
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Opiate and Opioid Addiction Treatment
Once addicted to opioids, it is extremely difficult to live a well-functioning life. More often than not, the disease of addiction ends up destroying families, careers, finances and more. However, this future doesn’t have to be yours. Effective treatment is closer than you think.
If you face opioid addiction, your best option is to enroll in a drug rehab program or start online counseling services through The Recovery Village Telehealth App. Our experienced clinical staff has a firm understanding of how to treat opioid addiction and our programs can be customized to meet your specific needs.
The rehabilitation process for opioid addiction treatment has four phases:
- Admissions Assessment: As the first step in any program, our evaluation team will conduct medical and psychiatric tests to determine the extent of your addiction and if you have any co-occurring mental health conditions. At The Recovery Village, we are particularly thorough in our admissions evaluation to ensure that we understand your needs.
- Medically Assisted Detoxification: This step is necessary to help the body cleanse itself of opiates or opioid drugs present in your system. Because opioid detoxification is highly uncomfortable, so we take great care to ensure each client is safe and supported in our medically assisted detox programs.
- Rehabilitation: Each client at The Recovery Village has a unique treatment plan specifically geared toward their needs. Along with tailored medical support in residential and outpatient care, our programs include a variety of therapies, including individual counseling, group therapy and recreational therapies.
- Aftercare: Before rehab ends, our treatment team will work with you to create an aftercare plan designed to prevent relapse. Our aftercare planning may include scheduling doctor appointments and drug testing with your primary care physician, sessions with a counselor, attendance at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in your area and possibly arranging room and board at a sober living home. Aftercare plans help ensure the progress you made in rehab continues after going home, with a network of guidance and support in place.
Types of Opiate and Opioid Addiction Treatment
There are several different opioid addiction treatment options, but not all are appropriate for everyone. Depending on the severity and length of your opioid or opiate addiction, treatment options may include medical detox, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, or a level in between, such as partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient.
The right type of opioid addiction treatment for you may be recommended to you by a medical professional such as a primary care doctor, but the proper level of care will be determined after a thorough clinical assessment at a rehab center like The Recovery Village.
Inpatient Rehab for Opiate and Opioid Addiction
For people who have severe opioid addictions, inpatient (residential) rehab may be the best option. Following medically assisted detox, this intensive level of care allows clients to stay on-site at a rehab center and includes 24-hour nursing staff monitoring, medication management (if necessary), counseling with a certified addiction therapist and more.
Inpatient (or residential) rehab is a great next step for someone who still has trouble controlling the intense cravings for opiates when left unsupervised. Residential clients can benefit from comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning, an ongoing review of these treatment goals as the program progresses and an opportunity to address challenges during treatment with the treatment planning staff.
In residential treatment, clients can learn to live without opiate or opioid drugs, developing strong coping mechanisms and recovery skills through individual and 12-step group programs. Inpatient rehab is the foundation upon which to build a healthy future, and participating in this level of care dramatically improves clients’ chances of living in sobriety.
Depending on what is clinically appropriate during a client’s stay, The Recovery Village inpatient treatment for opioid addiction may include:
- 24-hour nursing supervision
- Co-occurring disorders treatment
- Medication management, as necessary
- Nutritionally balanced meals prepared by a nutritionist
- Individual therapy with an addiction counselor
- Group or 12-step therapy that may address topics about substance abuse, grief and loss, sexuality, trauma survival, self-esteem, family patterns, assertiveness and interpersonal relationships
- Family therapy, as needed
- Alternative therapy options, such as yoga or equine therapy
- Aftercare and discharge planning
Inpatient rehab gives people the opportunity to commit to their own well-being and good physical and mental health, relationships, finances and more. For this reason, it’s recommended to go through a continuum of care programs, from detox through aftercare. While an inpatient stay may last 28 days or longer, studies show the more time a person stays in rehab, the better their chances of recovery.
With advances in technology, online counseling, telehealth and teletherapy services are becoming more common and effective forms of mental health treatment. Addiction treatments were once restricted to in-person meetings, but can now happen anytime and anywhere with a reliable internet connection. Learn the options and benefits of telehealth services to decide if it’s right for your recovery