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The devastating impact of opioid addiction permeates every aspect of a victim’s life, and can very easily leave them hopeless, desperate…and eventually dead. When you or your someone you care about are in throes of an opioid addiction, whether it’s heroin or prescription painkillers, it can be very hard to see past the excruciating next few minutes in front of you, let alone conceive of a better tomorrow.
Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you or your addicted loved one break the painful, sickening and undignified cycle of opioid addiction and guide you toward lasting recovery. No more nights in jail, no more scrambling for money for your next fix, no more lying to your family. With the right treatment, management and support, tomorrow comes sooner than you realize.
If you or your loved one are like many struggling with opioid use disorder, denial has been getting in your way of your recovery for far too long. The path to opioid recovery begins with realizing you need help and doing something about it. The physical and psychological rigors of opioid addiction generally mandate inpatient treatment; however, there are a variety of options to choose from, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, long-term and more.
The type of opioid treatment patients choose is contingent upon the scope and severity of their addiction. By the time a person needs professional help for opioid recovery, they often need in-depth care at a residential facility. Opioid recovery treatment must be tailored to each individual patient and address the physical and psychological factors of the addiction.
The first step to opioid recovery is medically supervised detox and withdrawal management. This phase of the opioid treatment process is critical to helping patients expel the toxins that have accumulated in their bodies from a prolonged and untreated course of opioid abuse. Detox should be monitored by an experienced and qualified medical professional. Patients who attempt to detox on their own usually succumb to the physical and psychological rigors of the withdrawal period and wind up relapsing. A trained and qualified medical professional can help mitigate withdrawal symptoms and intervene in the event of any type of medical emergency. Opioid addiction creates lasting changes in the brain’s chemistry and on the central nervous system; it’s important that patients have the right kind of detox.
After patients undergo detox and their bodies start to revert to normal function, the next step in the opioid recovery process is a comprehensive and customized course of behavioral rehab to help them address the root causes of their opioid dependency and any underlying mental health issues that lead to or sustain opioid abuse. Behavioral rehab is where long-term opioid recovery truly takes root and it’s where patients learn lifelong coping mechanisms to avoid relapse. After patients leave treatment, they should work with their therapists to develop a realistic and proactive aftercare plan that allows them to build on the progress they made in treatment. These plans should include referral information for addiction-trained therapists and recovery meetings in their area.