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Have you or someone you love been struggling with opioid drugs like heroin or pain pills? If so, you are anything but alone.
Opioid abuse has been a national epidemic for years, with overdose rates rising every year.
Making the first step and giving in to the recovery process can be extremely difficult. It may be the hardest decision you’ve ever made. However, your life or the life of your loved one using opioids can only be made better through sobriety.
At Safe & Sound Opioid Rehab in Costa Mesa, we’ll be able to help you through opioid detoxification and rehabilitation so that you can start recovering your well-being.
Understanding Opioid Addiction
Opioid addiction is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. It can wreak havoc on your mental and physical health, relationships, and financial standing.
Opioids act on your nervous system and produce feelings of euphoria and pain relief. They are prescribed to manage severe and chronic pain. However, street opioid drugs like heroin or fentanyl can be filled with dirty contaminants and accelerate addiction.
Because they provide a tremendous amount of euphoria, they can change the brain’s chemistry over time. These changes lead to tolerance and dependence, leading to heavier and heavier usage. This dependence results in excruciating withdrawal symptoms, often leading to relapse.
Because of this, getting clean can be very hard. People addicted to opioids may need medications to help reduce their withdrawal symptoms and therapy to improve their mental health.
Opioids vs. Opiates
You’ve probably heard the terms opioids and opiates used interchangeably, but they are not necessarily the same.
Opioids are a class of drugs that includes both prescription pain medicines and illegal substances such as heroin.
All opiates are opioids, but not all opioids are opiates. Opiates are naturally occurring in opium, including substances such as morphine and codeine.
Opioids that are not opiates are synthetically or semi-synthetically made. Heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone are all highly addictive semi-synthetic opioids.
Since opioids and opiates are metabolized in the same way, we use similar treatment models for all of our clients, whether they’re addicted to heroin, prescription codeine, or fentanyl.
Medication-Assisted Treatment & Detox: The First Step in Recovery
While we don’t offer long-term opioid replacement therapy, we use medication-assisted treatment (i.e., Suboxone) to make the detoxing process more comfortable and successful for our clients.
The primary ingredients of Suboxone are buprenorphine and naloxone. Together, they help reduce the dreadful side effects of withdrawing from a short-acting opioid like heroin or Vicodin.
Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that works to block the opiate receptors. This helps to reduce your urge to use opioids. Meanwhile, naloxone reverses the euphoric and respiratory depressive effects of opioids.
Since Suboxone only partially fills the opioid receptors in the brain, patients can become less accustomed to the euphoric effects of opioids. This greatly reduces the urge to re-use and makes the detoxification process more tolerable.
Individualized Opioid Rehab Programs
At Safe and Sound Treatment, we know that recovery is an individual process. Every level of care we offer includes a tailored treatment plan to address your own personal struggles.
Treatment methods you can expect to see in your program include:
Is Opioid Addiction Treatment Right for Me?
The decision to get sober is unique to every individual. Because of this, we offer multiple levels of care. However, before choosing a program, we strongly suggest enrolling in our medically assisted detox program to remove all drug toxins from your body.
After detox, most clients choose to enter our in-patient residential program. In the residential program, we aim to treat co-occurring disorders and give our clients the tools they need to overcome.
Ideal candidates for opioid use disorder treatment should be motivated to adhere to a treatment plan and ready to invest in themselves.
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We help our clients find meaning and happiness in a sober life. If you’re ready to overcome your opioid addiction, give us a call today. Our admission specialists are here to take your call 24/7.