Opioid Addiction Treatment
The Mental Health Services Administration estimates that over 21 million Americans struggle with at least one addiction. While you might feel alone in your drug addiction treatment journey, there are millions out there just like you.The first step towards sobriety is seeking treatment. If you or a loved one are addicted to opioids, contact Cypress Center today to receive the best care for successful recovery.
Who is at Risk for Opioid Addiction?
You might be at higher risk of developing an opioid addiction if you:
- Take more of the drug than your doctor prescribes
- Obtain opioids illegally
- Take opioid medications for more than a few days
- Have a history of depression
- Have a history of substance abuse
- And many others
The above list is just a few of the potential factors that can put you at increased risk of developing an opiate addiction. Genetic, psychological, and enviromental factors also play a role. Additionally, research has found that even after only taking opiates for a few days, you increase your risk of addiction.
Do I Need Treatment?
Many patients often wonder if their substance use is bad enough to need treatment. If you answer yes to any of these statements, it may be time to seek treatment:
- Hiding your substance use from others, or isolating yourself in order to use alone.
- Experiencing financial loss or property loss due to the need to fund your addiction.
- Losing family relationships and romantic relationships due to substance use.
- Trying to withdraw on your own, but quickly falling back into using once withdrawal symptoms set in.
- Having additional mental health and physical health emergencies caused by your addiction.
- Researching alcohol and drug rehab centers, but backing out at the last minute due to fear of getting sober.
Opioid Addiction Treatment Process
If you have never been in any addiction treatment programs, you may be wondering how they are structured, and which style of programming will best fit your treatment needs.
Detox and Initial Steps
Generally, before you can move into a residential treatment facility or complete outpatient treatment, you will need to go through the detox process.
During this time, you will be monitored by healthcare professionals in a comfortable environment to minimize discomfort and side effects.
During the detox process, you may be offered medication-assisted treatment, which involves the use of medications like Suboxone, or Sublocade to ease cravings and work to lessen urges and withdrawal side effects.
Intensive Outpatient Program Style and Benefits
Intensive outpatient programs offer a variety of different treatment models to address mental health issues and addiction issues. You may have a variety of program offerings including individual counseling for mental health and group therapy for addiction recovery.
SUBLOCADE ® (buprenorphine extended-release) injection, for subcutaneous use (CIII) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe addiction (dependence) to opioid drugs (prescription or illegal) who have received an oral transmucosal (used under the tongue or inside the cheek) buprenorphine-containing medicine at a dose that controls withdrawal symptoms for at least 7 days. SUBLOCADE is part of a complete treatment plan that should include counseling.