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More and more, it seems like people across the United States are struggling with opiate addiction. This substance, also referred to as a narcotic, can lead to ruined relationships, lost jobs, and even dangerous or fatal overdoses. However, there is hope. At United Recovery Project’s opiate detox center, our state-of-the-art drug addiction withdrawal treatment allows patients to detox carefully and safely, with a high success rate when it comes to full recovery. We are committed to treating each patient as a unique individual, which helps achieve sobriety faster.
An opiate detox center is a professional addiction treatment facility that helps patients detox from opiates safely and in a secure, confidential environment. You might be wondering what an opiate is exactly, as sometimes the terms “opiate” and “opioid” are used interchangeably. These are different, however.
Opiates are a subcategory of opioids. Opioids are a type of drug that is used to treat severe pain. For example, you may be prescribed an opioid after major surgery under the care of a doctor. While opioids refer to all types of these substances, opiates are simply the natural versions from natural to fully synthetic.
Some examples of opiates include:
While a doctor post-surgery may prescribe the first two opiates listed there for pain relief, it is well-known that heroin is an illegal (and dangerous) drug. Of course, all of these drugs are extremely addictive and can be easily misused and abused. A drug detox program can help you detox from opiates safely and under the care of a professional treatment team that knows how best to treat the individual patient.
First, the substance abuse detox team will perform a full medical exam on the patient. This will involve both a mental health evaluation as well as a full-body physical. Performing these evaluations allows the treatment team to figure out how to tackle your individual issues with opiate addiction and withdrawal. This is done upon intake to our facility.
Second, you may be given some prescription medication to help with withdrawal side effects. Some of these side effects of opiate withdrawal may include:
Withdrawal effects can feel very intense, so it’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions regarding taking the medications that will help manage the symptoms.
You may also receive nutritional counseling as well as talk therapy or other varieties of detox therapy programs. This is much more of a holistic approach and one we fully endorse at the luxury detox center at United Recovery Project. We strive to treat the whole of the patient, not just their addiction. Some of the more interesting or unique therapies we offer include art therapy, music therapy, and even equine therapy. We find that creative and animal therapies often are a great addition to the traditional detox and recovery process.
If you or a loved one are facing the tremendous and daunting uphill battle of opiate addiction, you are not alone. At United Recovery Project, our opiate detox center located in scenic Florida offers holistic treatment options in a secluded, luxury setting. You’ll have the support of an experienced, compassionate team of counselors and therapists who will give you the space and time necessary to heal. With the distractions of daily life removed and the temptations that come with it, residents at our detox center find they can focus on themselves and map out the recovery they need to return to wellness. So please don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us today at 833.525.0166 to find your way to recovery.