What are Opioids?
Drugs classified as opioids include fentanyl and morphine which are derived from naturally occurring opium poppy plants, as well as synthetically manufactured opioid pain relievers.
All opioids bind to one or more of the three opioid receptors in the body and produce an anesthetic, euphoric effect. Both prescription pain relievers and illegal opioids can be used illicitly to “get high”.
Our society is continuing to struggle with the current opioid epidemic. The increase of opioid prescriptions in the 1990s made the ideal climate for the current epidemic we’re facing today. With so many individuals succumbing to opioid overdoses every day, opioid addiction is now a threat to the public’s health. The need for opioid addiction treatment is more significant than ever before. Whether an individual needs the help themselves or they are looking for a loved one, an opioid addiction treatment center in California can help move the epidemic in the right direction.
Most Common Opioids
- Fentanyl (Duragesic®, Fentora®)
- Oxycodone (brand names OxyContin®, Percocet®, Percodan®, Roxicodone®)
- Hydrocodone (brand names Vicodin®, Lortab®, Norco®, Zohydro® ER, Lorcet®)
- Tramadol (brand names Ultram, Ultram® ER, Ultracet®)
- Codeine (brand name Tylenol with Codeine® 3 or 4)
- Morphine (brand names Avinza®, Kadian® MSContin®, MSIR®)
- Hydromorphone (brand names Dilaudid®, Exalgo®)
- Oxymorphone (brand names Opana®, Opana® ER)
The Need for Opioid Addiction Treatment
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 300 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. These types of statistics show the severity of the current epidemic and the need for a substance abuse treatment program to be available for those in need. Without proper help, individuals with an opioid addiction will continue to put themselves at risk for an overdose.
Sadly, some of the statistics surrounding this crisis are as follows:
- About 80% of individuals using heroin began by misusing prescription opioids
- Up to 29% of people with opioids for chronic pain will misuse the prescription
- In 2017 alone, over 47,000 Americans lost their lives to opioid overdose
To begin lowering these numbers, those with an addiction need to find an opioid addiction treatment center in San Diego.
Signs of Opioid Addiction
To get loved ones the drug rehab services they need, it’s important for family members and friends to know the signs of opioid addiction. Knowing these signs can help get an individual the opioid addiction treatment they need to prevent disastrous consequences.
- Common signs include the following:
- Inability to stop the use of the drug
- Periods of anxiety or depression
- Failing to meet responsibilities
- Reckless behavior
- Slurring of speech
- Changes in sleep and eating habits
When someone begins showing signs of addiction, time is of the essence to find them help. Contact a facility that offers opioid addiction treatment to start the process for those who need it.
Confidential Recovery's San Diego Rehab for Opioids
Our specialized opiate addiction treatment program includes opioid- specific group therapy, educational sessions and individual therapy. Our comprehensive approach also keeps you engaged in rehab activities over a longer period of time than most addiction treatment programs, and includes family involvement, recovery support groups and accountability as integral parts of our intensive outpatient and outpatient drug rehabilitation programs. We know from experience that this combination of enhanced opioid rehab services, medication-assisted treatment, clinical interventions and active engagement over a longer period of time offers the best chance for long-term recovery.
In order to plan the most effective substance use disorder treatment for each patient, our clinicians consider many factors, such as:
- How long you’ve been using opioids, heroin or other opiate drugs
- The amount and frequency of your substance use
- Whether you use alcohol other drugs in addition to opioids
These are just a few of the considerations that provide us with important information about your specific situation. In planning a rehab program tailored to meet your individual needs, we will also take into account your medical condition and any other physical or mental health issues you are experiencing
How Long Is Rehab for Opioid and Heroin Addiction?
The length of time you participate in an opioid treatment program will be based on your individual needs. Our clinicians will work with you, your family and your insurance provider to come up with the best plan for you. Like diabetes or hypertension, addiction is a chronic disease. Regaining and maintaining your health means learning to manage your symptoms, first within the structure and support of a rehab setting and eventually in your home environment where you’ll be in charge of your sobriety.
The latest scientific research on recovery from drug abuse identifies ongoing involvement in recovery-focused activities as the best predictor of long-term sobriety. Active engagement is especially important during your first 18 months of recovery when the risk of relapse is most intense.
How Much Does Treatment for Opiate and Heroin Addiction Cost?
The cost of treating opiate addiction depends on the provider you choose, the level of care recommended and your length of time in rehab. Your cost will also depend on whether you have insurance coverage for rehab or you are paying out-of-pocket. Confidential Recovery is an in-network provider with many insurance carriers. Insurance policies and benefits vary greatly.
If you or a loved one are struggling with an opioid addiction, contact us or call (619) 452–1200 today and a recovery expert will help you in find the best residential or outpatient addiction treatment program to fit your needs.
What Is the Best Treatment for Heroin Addiction?
Since 2015, in recognition of the nation's emerging opioid addiction crisis—including an unprecedented epidemic of opioid overdose deaths —clinicians at Confidential Recovery developed our specialized opioid addiction program, a medication-assisted regiment that complements our evidence-based therapeutic practices and Twelve Step group participation.
The goal of our program is to:
- Ease the discomfort of opioid withdrawal with the use of Suboxone (Buprenorphine)
- Reduce cravings
- Help you engage more successfully in rehab programming and activities
With the help of medication assisted (MAT), we will reduce the discomfort of opioid withdrawal and reduce drug cravings. Further, we aim to provide our patients with personalized care that embraces multiple pathways to recovery and promotes sustained engagement in treatment to enhance their progress towards healing from addiction and life-long recovery.
Opioid treatment at Confidential Recovery begins with a clinical team of addiction specialists who will develop a plan to address your specific recovery needs and challenges. In designing your rehab plan, this multidisciplinary team will consider multiple variables, including your medical history and frequency and volume of drug use.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction
In recent years, the highest success rates in the history of addiction treatment have been achieved by patients who undergo a curated combinations of medication and therapy. The medication is buprenorphine, which is more commonly referred to by brand names Suboxone, Subutex, or Sublocade. Buprenorphine is prescribed by doctors in controlled doses. This is to mimic the effects of the opioid to lessen the severity of the withdrawal symptoms.
These medications are used to ease withdrawal symptoms, if clinically indicated. Our medical experts will work with you to make withdrawal and detox as comfortable as possible.
These medications help the body taper off from the opioids while behavioral therapies — such as cognitive behavioral therapy, and twelve-step support groups provide the groundwork for behavioral change by helping addicted individuals modify their attitudes and ways of thinking about drug use to focus on creating and maintaining healthy life skills.
Contact the Opioid Addiction Treatment Experts in San Diego
If you or a loved one are struggling with opioid addiction, contact us or call (619) 452–1200 today and a recovery expert will help you in find the best residential or outpatient addiction treatment program to fit your needs.
Located in San Diego, Confidential Recovery's outpatient rehab center provides convenient access—both weekdays and weeknights— to world-class alcohol and drug addiction treatment.
Programs at our outpatient addiction treatment center in San Diego are made up by the most effective and 'state-of-the-art' evidence-based practices. Because Confidential Recovery has reasonable rates for 'out of pocket' patients and also accepts many health insurance plans, our expert care and clinical services are within reach for many people who need addiction counseling and related alcohol and drug rehab services.
Confidential Recovery is a great option for continued treatment and support after discharging from a residential addiction program. Confidential Recovery can also a perfect beginning for those clients who are “higher-functioning” and don’t wish to do residential treatment, are trying sober living, private therapy, working, or have parenting responsibilities.
If you have questions about the process of getting help for a substance use disorder, call us at (619) 452–1200 to discuss the matter privately with our intake counselors.