Opiate Addiction Treatment
Opiates are substances extracted from poppy plants that contain opium latex, a chemical containing the analgesic morphine alkaloid used to make heroin. Powerfully addictive painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, codeine, and morphine include opiates in their formulation.
Although some addicts claim that opiates are “safe” because the drug’s active ingredients are “natural” and not synthesized, the dangers of using opiates are very real and thoroughly documented. Opiates inflict destructive, long-term effects on users that can severely impair health. Vomiting, abdominal bloating/distention, liver damage and brain damage resulting from chronic respiratory depression and absence of oxygen, are just some of the far-reaching consequences of opiate addiction.
What to Expect from Opiate Addiction Treatment
You’ll begin your recovery program by detoxifying in our fully staffed medical facility. During detox, you will be monitored around the clock by physicians, psychiatrists and addiction therapists. Medication is given to relieve withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings, while our counselors work with clients suffering undiagnosed mental health issues. We provide 24/7 support to make the detox process as quick and comfortable as possible.
Clients undergoing opiate addiction treatment at JourneyPure At The River receive intense one-on-one counseling sessions with professional addiction therapists who help clients rediscover their self-identity, self-worth, and the inner strength they need to overcome an opiate addiction.
Addiction therapists use psychotherapy techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing to explore the roots of a client’s addiction. While undergoing individual counseling, clients learn how to redirect stress, anxiety, and unpleasant emotions into productive and healthy behaviors. Clients also gain insight into the disease of addiction and develop the strong sense of self-esteem and independence necessary to complete a recovery program.
Group counseling sessions typically involve between five and ten clients who are experiencing similar addiction issues. Moderated by a therapist, group counseling is meant to help improve relational skills while giving clients the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and concerns about recovery with their peers. Some opiate addicts prefer group counseling sessions because of the immediate empathy they sense from others who know exactly how they feel and what they are going through physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Group therapists are there to make sure everyone abides by the rules and respects each person’s right to express their feelings without fearing retribution. Therapists also offer clinical insights into problematic conflicts arising in the group, which cannot be resolved through discussion.
The Final Phase — Recovery and Beyond
Maintaining life-long sobriety outside of a structured addiction treatment program is possible. Always seek support from family, friends, or the staff at JourneyPure At The River if cravings return or you feel anxious and depressed. Realize that your current circumstances cannot decide your fate, but can help you understand how to revolutionize your future.
JourneyPure At The River’s Opiate Addiction Treatment Program
You can learn to live a sober and satisfying life without drugs. You are worth it. Let us help. Talk to one of our compassionate counselors today if you or someone you know is suffering from opiate addiction.