Opiates are narcotics–a class of drugs with the medicinal purpose of relieving pain. Opiates work by changing the way the body’s receptors respond to pain. In high doses, opiates create a feeling of euphoria and extreme relaxation. For this reason, opiates are highly addictive, and withdrawing from opiate addiction is extremely difficult without medical supervision.
A strong physical and mental dependency to opiates develops after using them for only a short time. As a result, opiate addicts are often unable to quit using drugs without the help of medical professionals. Treatment for opiate addiction begins with a medically monitored detox so the addict is able to undergo withdrawal with minimum discomfort. Immediately following detox, the patient should enter treatment to identify the underlying causes of their addiction and learn how to change the behaviors that led them to use opiates. If none of these issues are addressed, the addict is likely to return to using drugs.
Recovery Associates provides traditional and modern methods of treatment for opiate addiction. We offer:
Patients may have begun using opiates for chronic pain. For clients who have an issue with chronic pain, we have a non-narcotic pain management alternative for them to explore.
If you or someone you know is struggling with opiate addiction, please don’t hesitate to call us. The faster you call, the faster we are able to help you. Call Recovery Associates today at 800-392-3180.