Opiate Addiction Is A Progressive Disease That Should Be Treated On Many Fronts
Recovering from opiate addiction can be a challenge, but one that’s best met with well-rounded treatment. In order to achieve long-term recovery, it’s important to address any possible underlying issues, in addition to the physical, psychological and emotional aspects of the disease.
Many people look at addiction as a character flaw or sheer lack of willpower and self-control. Yet, experts say that addiction encompasses biological, neurological, environmental and genetic factors. The use or abuse of opiates can actually rewire the brain and affect dopamine and endorphin levels that can become a complex problem with a quick need for a medical solution.
Opiate addiction is usually characterized by excessive/prolonged use despite negative consequences. People become both physically and psychologically dependent and have uncontrollable cravings for opiates. Using an opiate, in the beginning, is a voluntary act. But over time, cravings can become intense and uncontrollable. The behavior surrounding this can become compulsive.
The Best Treatment For Opiate Addiction Provides Long Term Results
Substance abuse and addiction can be devastating on many fronts. They are considered progressive in nature, so if allowed to continue, people can spiral out of control. The good news is there are effective inpatient opiate treatment programs that can target the root cause(s) of the illness. Our opiate treatment helps people stay opiate free long term and teaches them coping skills.
This program is individually tailored and flexible in approach. The physical aspect of addiction is addressed usually through rapid detox for opiates. “Cold turkey” approaches can be dangerous and often result in relapse due to withdrawal. This is why a medically based program such as Waismann Method is so important.
Opiate addiction is a growing problem. Detox and withdrawal can be difficult physically, emotionally and mentally. Our detox is carried out in an accredited hospital, which helps keep patients safe should complications arise. The treatment happens while patients are deeply sedated and closely monitored.
Renowned Opiate Detox Program Focuses on Physical, Psychological Aspects
So many programs focus on the physiological aspect of opiate addiction, overlooking the psychological issues that may have contributed to or been caused by it. Counseling on an individual basis, is essential to help patients understand how they became dependent and how to keep from relapsing.
Therapy can help patients sort through underlying issues and develop coping skills. Appropriate screening and treatment can also help to identify any underlying mental health issues.
Relapse prevention is key for patients in recovery. Aftercare, follow-up programs and community support services all add an extra layer of protection against relapse. Opiate addiction cannot be cured overnight but ongoing care gives patients the best odds of overcoming the disease. The multi-targeted approach offered by us is proven and has helped people from around the world to go on and lead healthy, productive lives.