Opiate Addiction Rehab: What You Need To Know

Choosing to quit opiates might be the most important decision of your life. But once you actually enter opiate addiction rehab, what can you expect?

First of all, what are opiates?

Opiates are drugs that affect the opioid receptors in your brain. Developed from the seed of the opium plant, common examples of opiates include morphine, codeine, fentanyl, heroin, and methadone. (Opioids, on the other hand, are synthetic drugs affecting opioid receptors, and include pills like Oxycontin.)

Of course, the first step in kicking opiates is detox. You’ve got to clear the last traces of substances from your body before you can begin the deeper emotional work of healing your addiction.

Opiate withdrawal and detox can be very uncomfortable—to say the least. Choosing a medically managed detox can help ease the symptoms, while also keeping you safe in a supportive environment.

After detox, at a facility like The Mend you can begin your addiction treatment work almost immediately, with no distractions and with the same team you’ve already come to know and trust.

As treatment begins, our team will work closely with you to discuss all of your unique needs, challenges, and goals.

Your daily schedule and weekly program will be tailored to meet them, in an opiate addiction treatment plan that’s customized specifically to you.

Your treatment plan might include process groups, one-on-one counseling, or even innovative modalities like breathwork.

Together with our team, you’ll uncover the trauma and emotional issues beneath your addiction—and learn tools to help you manage and heal them.

Treatment lasts as long as you need it, with most clients staying 30 to 90 days before transitioning to an aftercare plan.

What’s aftercare?

Aftercare is a plan for you to maintain and build your recovery once you leave residential treatment. It might include moving in to sober living, joining an intensive outpatient program, or going back to work and attending 12 Step meetings at night.

Just as with your treatment program, the aftercare program you develop with our team will be exclusively customized for you and the lifestyle you want to live in recovery.

Are you ready to start a new way of life? Call us today to learn more about your path in opiate addiction treatment.
If you’re still not sure whether the time is right to quit drugs or alcohol, take our 10-question quiz HERE.



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