If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to opiates, we want you to know that you are not alone. At Recovery Associates, we’re here to support you and your family as you take your first steps towards a new life of freedom from addiction.
Prescription opiates are drugs used to relieve moderate to severe pain. When taken correctly, opiates can help make dealing with acute or chronic pain more bearable.
Unfortunately, it’s common for them to be abused. According to the Center for Disease Control, prescription drug overdoses killed over 25,000 people in 2014, which is more than heroin and cocaine combined. Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that over 2.1 million Americans struggle with prescription opioid abuse.
While prescription opiates used to be widely prescribed, recent laws are encouraging the use of non-narcotic pain relievers and cracking down on over-prescription.
At Recovery Associates, we understand that the decision to seek treatment for opiate addiction for yourself or a loved one is a difficult one. We’re here to support you every step of the way.
Your treatment at our opiates rehab center will begin with a thorough intake assessment, where you will meet with one of our trained intake specialists. Once you’ve completed your assessment, your intake specialist will work with your treatment team to develop an individualized treatment plan that best addresses your specific needs.
Depending on the length of time that you or your loved one has been abusing opiates and how much is being used, a medical detox may be necessary. If it is, we partner with a number of highly qualified medical detox centers that share our philosophy of care. They will get you physically stabilized and ready to enter treatment.
We know that every person (and their addiction) is different; that’s why every treatment program is highly individualized. There are some common threads that we’ve found to be helpful for almost everyone’s recovery:
At Recovery Associates, we are committed not only to helping our clients find freedom from addiction, but to give them the tools that they need to live fulfilling, meaningful lives in sobriety.
We don’t just focus on the problem of drug addiction. In fact, because we recognize each client as an individual, we treat their many sides, including their physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being, and their social health.
The environment at Recovery Associates also sets a new standard in client care. Our caring staff of therapists, administrators, and counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer support and encouragement during the treatment process. The fact that some of our staff is living a life of recovery themselves allows them to relate to our clients in a unique and important way. Our high staff-to-client ratio ensures that every client gets the individualized care and attention that they need to heal.
Recovery Associates offers treatment for every stage of the recovery process.
Partial Hospitalization (PHP) is our highest level of care and is best suited for clients early in the recovery process. PHP is a 30-day program that consists of over 30 hours per week of active therapeutic sessions. During these sessions, clients are exposed to a number of different treatment styles. The size of PHP groups never exceeds 15 clients to ensure that every client gets the one-on-one attention they need to progress through the program.
The next phase of treatment is intensive outpatient (IOP). In IOP, clients have more input in their treatment programs and have the ability to choose which therapies they want to continue in order to support their recovery.
While IOP clients live off-site, they are expected to be at the Recovery Associates facility for up to eight hours per day. Part of the IOP program includes a heavy emphasis on aftercare planning and developing a relapse prevention plan because we don’t cut ties after a client graduates.
Our outpatient opiates rehab program is our lowest level of care and is meant as a transition between inpatient treatment and reintegrating into outside life. Our outpatient program is best suited for individuals who have completed inpatient treatment and need additional support transitioning back into their home and work lives. Outpatient treatment consists of three hours of group and one individual therapy session per week.
We know that getting back into a fruitful life requires an investment. That’s why we’re listed as an out-of-network provider for the following insurance companies:
The effects of opiates are very similar to heroin. Short-term effects of opiates include:
Long-term effects of opiates include:
While every person is different—and every addiction is different—some signs of opiate addiction include:
We know that the decision to seek treatment for opiate addiction is a difficult one, and we’re here to make the process as easy and painless as possible for you. Know that recovery is possible! We’ll be there as you take the first steps towards a life of freedom from opiate addiction.