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Opioid Rehab Facilities

If you have developed an opioid use disorder as a result of abusing this class of medications, you might get to a point where you require the help of opioid rehab facilities to be able to achieve complete recovery from your addiction.

About Opioids

A class of drugs, opioids are comprised of many different substances. These include street drugs such as heroin, prescription pain relief medications like codeine, morphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone, as well as illicit fentanyl. Today, they are the most commonly abused drugs in the United States, with more than 2.5 million people above the age of 12 taking them.

Opioid Addiction Treatment

If you are addicted to opioids, you will need the help of opioid rehab facilities to overcome your growing substance use disorder. There are many such facilities across the United States and they offer similar services. these services include:

1. Medical Detox

When you stop abusing opioids or significantly reduce the amount of these drugs that you were taking, you may experience some adverse effects. Known as withdrawal symptoms, these effects will arise due to your physical dependence on and tolerance to the class of substances that you were abusing. You may also struggle with intense cravings for your preferred opioids.

To this end, you are going to need medically supervised detoxification services to ensure that you do not relapse, or suffer too much from your withdrawal effects. These services are offered in controlled environments and include round the clock medical care, monitoring, and management.

2. Inpatient Rehab

Once you have overcome your physical dependence on opioids and your withdrawal symptoms have been managed, you might be asked to move into an inpatient addiction treatment facility.

In such a center, you will be required to live at the facility so that you can continue receiving round the clock medical care and management services from the trained addiction treatment professionals. This form of treatment would be recommended if your opioid use disorder is severe or if it is accompanied by other co-occurring addictions, mental health disorders, or medical problems.

3. Outpatient Rehab

However, if your opioid abuse is relative new or not diagnosed as severe, you might be able to benefit from spending time in outpatient opioid rehab facilities. These programs will not require that you live at the recovery center. Instead, you can visit a few times every week for several weeks each time.

Outpatient rehab might also be ideal if you have other obligations that you have to continue taking care of at home, school, or work even as you seek help with your opioid use disorder.

Both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers offer similar recovery services, these include individual therapy, medication management, addiction education, aftercare planning, support group meetings, alumni support, family therapy, group counseling, and couples counseling, among many others.

Getting Help

The important thing is to realize that ongoing opioid abuse will continue ruining your life and the lives of others around you. There are many opioid rehab facilities that can help you overcome this problem as well as deal with any other co-occurring disorders that you may also be living with.

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