Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV – 89148
Opioid addiction has been increasing in the United States over the last several years. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2.1 million Americans are addicted to some kind of opioid, such as pain killers.
Opioids reduce pain and can create a sense of euphoria. People who become addicted often start out taking prescription pain medication. The longer they use the medication, the more likely they are to develop a tolerance for it. When this happens, people may start taking more pills than prescribed, or taking medication more frequently than recommended. Some people increase the sensation of being high by taking them in a manner other than the way they were prescribed.
Our drug rehab centers are well qualified to treat opioid abuse disorder and other addictions. One of the more difficult aspects of stopping opioid use is getting through withdrawal. That’s why we offer a supervised drug detox clinic. We provide a comforting presence and supervision until the drugs are out of your system.
The staff at the substance abuse treatment facility will also assess you for any co-occurring mental health issues, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorders. A person who has a co-occurring disorder along with a problem with substance abuse is said to have a dual diagnosis. Both issues must be addressed to increase the chances of recovery.
The drug rehab facility will assign you a counselor with whom you will be working one-on-one. Most of your work in the addiction recovery center, however, will be spent in groups. Many people with an addiction to opioids got hooked while taking prescription pain medication.
Taking part in a group allows you to share your feelings and listen to the experiences of other clients. This can help you realize that you are not alone and that there is no reason to be ashamed of having the illness of addiction.
All groups are held in a secure setting, and what you say in the group stays in the group. As you keep on attending groups, you will find that you are establishing friendships with other clients at the addiction recovery facility. This makes it easier to express your feelings about your addiction and the steps you have taken to recover from it. For instance, you might discuss handling cravings and avoiding places where you are tempted to use.
During your stay at the addiction treatment center, you and your counselor will talk about the opioid problems you were having that brought you to rehab. Some people are court ordered, while others come of their own accord. You will then come up with an addiction recovery treatment plan. This is a unique plan specific to your own issues. For instance, part of your care plan at your addiction treatment center might include learning to manage chronic pain without codeine-based medications.
Your stay at our addiction treatment facility will probably last four to six weeks. When you are ready to discharge from our facility at Las Vegas, Nevada, you will meet with your counselor for aftercare planning. The counselor may, for instance, refer you to an outpatient addiction recovery program. The counselor may also recommend additional care to assess the need for additional treatment. One-on-one counseling is another recommendation your counselor might make.
Opioid addictions are increasingly common in the United States, as are other drug and alcohol addictions. Treating the addiction requires a relaxing, safe environment with trained counselors and supportive groups. If you have a problem with opioids or any other substance, don’t try to handle it on your own. Call our treatment center now and let us help you get started on the road to recovery.