Options for Opioid Addict
While opioids can be a helpful tool for dealing with chronic pain or injury, misuse of the drug can quickly spiral into opioid addiction. Prescription drugs can be costly to obtain through prescription, which makes street drugs and heroin a less-expensive alternative – which is exactly how many people fall into this addiction cycle. If you have found yourself in a position where you can no longer control your use, there is a chance that you have developed an addiction. Luckily, there are many options for an opioid addict to get the help they so desperately need.
Some of the many options for an opioid addict includes receiving outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment or medicated-assisted treatment. It is important to pick what is right for you and the length and severity of your addiction in order to best ensure long-term recovery success.
One of the many options for an opioid addict is to receive outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment is desirable because of its low cost and the ability for the patient to remain at home while receiving treatment. However, it is not for everybody. There are many types of treatment available for people suffering from addiction, so it is important to make sure that this kind of program is right for you. People who choose outpatient treatment can develop a schedule that works around their work or home life obligations. In addition, outpatient treatment can also have intensive options in which the client stays for 8+ hours to receive focused care while also being able to go home at the end of the day.
Outpatient treatment may be right for you if:
- You are in the beginning stages of addiction
- The responsibilities of your job or your family are too great to leave behind for residential rehab
- A large, involved support system who has boundaries set in place and can keep you accountable
- You have a regular routine you can stick to so that you don’t fall off track
Another one of the options for an opioid addict includes going to inpatient treatment. This involves checking into a residential treatment center and staying for a period of a few weeks to a few months. Depending on your needs and the length and severity of your addiction, there are many different types of programs available in inpatient treatment to help your opioid addiction.
Inpatient treatment can be attractive to people who have a more severe addiction and need focused attention and medical care, as well as people who need to remove themselves from a toxic and triggering environment. While it is more expensive than outpatient treatment, there are many payment methods and opportunities available to help pay for care. Admissions specialists can help teach you more, as well as negotiate with your insurance company for you.
One of the most important options for opioid addicts includes receiving medicated-assisted treatment. While many people think that the only way to get sober is to quit cold turkey, this isn’t always the case. In cases where people have been addicted to opioids for a very long time, it can be extremely difficult to detox from them. This is because the body is so used to having opioids provided to it via drugs and substances that it no longer produces its own. Suddenly taking the opioids out of the equation leaves the body scrambling to produce its own, and this readjustment period can last weeks or even months. During this period, severe withdrawal symptoms can present themselves and can linger for many months.
In an effort to help make people more comfortable during the body’s rewiring and readjustment period, medicated-assisted detox may be recommended. This helps the body to slowly wean off of the opioids being supplied to it while the body is able to rebuild its own at the same time. Eventually, drugs will be tapered off and the body will be able to produce its own opioids without withdrawal symptoms.
Some people may not require long-term medicated-assisted treatment, but still, need help to get through painful withdrawal symptoms. Medicated-assisted detox is one of the great options for opioid addicts who want to quit but are afraid of an uncomfortable couple of weeks of detox. Being able to make patients comfortable while detox allows them to begin therapy quicker, which will help them more in their long-term sobriety and recovery.
About Pinelands Recovery Center
While Pinelands Recovery Center does not use the term “addict” when referring to people suffering from addiction, we do understand that others still may use the term in order to find information.
If you are suffering from an addiction to opioids, whether mild or severe, there is a treatment option available for you. Addictions are all different, which is why there are so many options for opioid addicts. However, with so many options, it can be hard to know what might be best for you. That’s why the most important step is making the call to speak with one of our admissions specialists who can help determine what is best for you.
Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford is widely known as one of New Jersey’s finest, most respected addiction treatment facilities. With comfortable 30-bed accommodations and 24-hour professional staff, we can offer clients a serene, relaxing environment amid the lush piney woods. This stress-free setting with its sense of warmth and welcoming enables you to feel comfortable and confident about your clean and sober life ahead.
We will establish clear goals, both general in nature and specific to your needs. We continue to monitor those goals, to make sure that our clients are progressing and buying into their recovery plan. We thrive on assisting clients in feeling connected to the recovery community, share and demonstrate effective coping techniques, help clients to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior and everything else you will need to be happy and productive living a sober, healthy life.
We ensure that clients complete their planned concrete tasks, encourage hope, optimism and healthy living. Our recovery program is not a revolving door treatment program; it is a recovery model designed to help clients go on to lead productive, happy lives. For more information, visit pinelandsrecovery.com