Opiate Addiction Treatment
Opiate addiction can seem like a never-ending cycle. Perhaps you want to break free from it, but somehow you always find an excuse to ingest more of the drug. Don’t despair; there is hope for you at Oceanfront Recovery.
Opiates include the following substances: morphine, heroin, opium and hydrocodone. These drugs disrupt the central nervous system, causing the brain to cease producing endorphins, a “feel-good” hormone. Endorphins are natural painkillers of the body and provide a sense of well-being and pleasure. Opiates take the place of endorphins in the human body, thereby causing the body to cease producing them. The result is a craving for the drug in order to feel balanced.
You may be surprised that you can become addicted without an intention to do so. Opiates are used as prescription painkillers for patients suffering from degenerative diseases, such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
Taking the prescribed amount of a painkiller can eventually lead to an addiction, especially if consumed over an extended period of time. Opiate treatment in Orange County can bring much-needed relief to those suffering from this type of addiction.
Some opiates are more addictive than others. Thebaine-containing drugs such as Opana®, Numorphan® and Numorphone®, for example, can be six to eight times more potent than morphine. As a result, this type of drug can lead to a serious addiction more quickly than a “lesser” drug, such as crystal meth or heroin.
Those who are addicted to drugs are often shocked by the power the drug has over their lives. Despite severe personal repercussions resulting from drug addiction – disintegrating relationships, physical damage, job loss – the victim of a drug addiction is only able to concentrate on how he or she will obtain the next “fix.”
Oceanfront Recovery understands the paralyzing grip that drug addiction holds over victims. Customized opiate treatment in Orange County helps address the unique needs of each individual, seeking to heal the person from the inside out. Opiate addiction is a complex disorder and often involves physical and psychological side effects. Unlike withdrawal from alcohol and benzodiazepines, which can be deadly, withdrawal symptoms from opiates are rarely life-threatening, although they can cause a miserable experience. Oceanfront Recovery in Orange County is here to help make the withdrawal process from opiate abuse as painless and simple as possible.
We offer a number of different opiates rehab options for our clients, including detox and counseling. Detox helps alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal for the victim. We partner with the best detox centers in Orange County to ensure a seamless transition into our extended care facility. Drugs used in this approach include methadone or Suboxone. Counseling can include support groups, 12-step programs, and individual and group therapy sessions.
The pain of addiction can be overwhelming to the victim, but life does not need to stop there. If you or someone you know is suffering from opiate abuse in Orange County, consider Oceanfront Recovery as your opiates rehab center. Our caring staff stands ready to assist you in understanding the underlying reason for the drug abuse and to help you break free to live the life you were meant to live.