While often prescribed for overwhelming pain, opioids are powerful drugs that can be highly addictive. Supervised detox via an addiction treatment center can offer the support and care an addict needs to manage uncomfortable and distressing withdrawal symptoms, in a sober environment that encourage recovery.
Opiate users who turn to a treatment center for help with their addiction are taking the first solid step towards returning to a regular life with their friends and family. Before diving into the process of recovery, a medical profession from the treatment center will meet with a patient to help create a specialized treatment plan, which is individualized to meet the needs of the patient. Each opioid addict’s situation is unique, and as such, recovery plan are made in a cookie-cutter fashion.
Upon the completion of initial consulting, a medicallyassisted detoxification plan is the first step, which helps with patients with detoxing and withdrawal symptoms. These medicationsdo not cause the same “euphoric” feeling that users have grown reliant on; however, they do help minimize a patient’s withdrawal symptoms.
The best opioid addiction treatment plans combines both medicine and therapy to cover all areas of recovery. The goal with therapy is to allow patients to understand the underlying reason behind their addiction, and offer the tools needed for a successful recovery.
Some people may feel nervous upon leaving their facility once treatment is complete; however, most centers still stay in close contact after you go home, providing on-going support, during the post-care recovery stage.
Norton Health Care offers opioid treatment plans in a non-judgmental, respectful, and dignified environment. Our mission is to help as many as possible get over their addiction by engaging in safe and responsible prescribing practices, offered via collaborative and comprehensive models of healthcare.
By: Dorathy Gass