What’s the best way for an opiate addict get help?

America is mired in a collective problem that has to do with opioid addiction. From shore to shore, Americans are abusing opioid substances like heroin, fentanyl, and even their own prescription painkillers. At a time in the U.S. where families are struggling, this is a problem that figures to get worse before things will start to get better. If you are caught up in the cycle of opioid addiction and want out, you might be wondering what options you have at your disposal. Honestly, you don’t really have a lot of viable options. Any thoughts you have of trying internet self-help solutions will likely fail.

Trying to fix the problem yourself is also a long shot at best. The only viable option you have is to check yourself into a quality drug addiction treatment center. As a word of caution, time is of the essence. It won’t take that long for your opioid addiction to start wreaking havoc on your life. The fact you are reading this information would seem to indicate you may already be having significant personal problems due to opioid addiction. Before things go too far, and they might well, you need to make a decision right now about your future.

If you are planning to stop using opioids, we would be remiss to not mention there is a very good chance you are going to encounter some significant withdrawal symptoms. The significance of your withdrawal symptoms will depend a lot on the extent of your addiction. You can gauge the extent of your addiction by the frequency of your opioid abuse and the amount you are using each episode. As a point of reference, here is a shortlist of withdrawal symptoms you might encounter:

  • Problems with your breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure
  • Severe cramping in the stomach area
  • Body tremors and convulsions
  • Body tremors and convulsions
  • Nightmares and hallucinations
  • Loss of the ability to concentrate and control body movement
  • Nausea, vomiting, and profuse sweating
  • Psychological issues like depression and anxiety

Yes, that is a very intimidating list of withdrawal symptoms. The good news is help is available to help you detox. More on that below

What to Expect From Rehab

If you accept our advice and start looking for a rehab, we thought you might benefit by knowing what to expect before your go into treatment. Since you are dealing with opioid addiction, it’s very likely you would need to go through a medical detox program. The objective of such a program is to make sure you are safe while you go through withdrawal. On a 24/7 basis, your progress would be monitored by medical professionals.

Should you start to show any signs of distress, a doctor would be available to assess your situation. If prescription medications were warranted to help with pain or sleep, the doctor might decide to prescribe necessary medications. Once you have gone through detox, you should have some clarity of mind. You will need that as you start the therapy portion of treatment. During your therapy sessions, you would get the chance to work with a therapist.

The goal of your counseling would be to help you dig out the root causes of your addiction. Yes, there are reasons why people choose to abuse substances. Many times, it has something to do with not being able to cope with stress and disappointment in life. Finding the root cause of addiction is the first step in the healing process.

After such a discovery, you would then want to start developing better coping skills. The best way to avoid future relapses is to learn to deal with stress and better massage the triggers that seem to drive you to use opioids. As long as you do that, you have a great chance of being able to put your opioid addiction behind you. We hope you have found this information to be useful.

Ultimately, we hope that it motivates you to stop abusing opioids and reach out for help. When you are ready to do that, we will be here ready to give you the helping hand you deserve. The first thing you need to do is pick up the phone and call one of our representatives at 833-820-2922. They will be happy to answer any of your questions, ending with giving you an invitation to come to join us for help.