Given the prevalence of opioid abuse and addiction in today’s society, there is a strong need for effective treatment in order for those who are struggling with such chemical dependency concerns to break free from the grips of heroin and/or prescription painkiller addictions.
Comprehensive Treatment Centers, providers of care that offer the treatment men and women need to overcome opioid abuse problems, are the answer to this overwhelming need for effective care and can be the solution that you or your loved one has been searching for.
Suppling all-encompassing medication-assisted treatment for men and women aged 18 and older who have been grappling with opioid addiction for at least one year or longer, Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer the following methods of care at each location:
Under the guidance and supervision of qualified medical professionals, each treatment center offers a variety of medications that are specifically designed to alleviate cravings for continued opioid use and the physical discomfort that is known to accompany the withdrawal process. When an individual is no longer abusing heroin or misusing prescription painkillers, that person’s body must readjust to functioning without the presence of his or her drug of choice. Methadone, Subutex, Suboxone, and Vivitrol, the medications offered at Comprehensive Treatment Centers, interact with the same receptors in the brain that are activated by the use of heroin and painkillers. When taken, these medications make the process of withdrawal less overwhelming and enable an individual to then focus on other aspects of treatment, his or her recovery, and daily responsibilities.
Comprehensive Treatment Centers employ specially trained doctors and nurses who are qualified to prescribe the appropriate medication that meets each patient’s needs and can monitor the effectiveness of that medication for the duration of the individual’s care. Over time, the dosage of the medication prescribed can be lessened so that a person who is receiving this type of treatment can begin to taper off of it so that true recovery can be achieved.
Because a person’s emotions, psychological state, and environmental influences can all contribute to the development of an addiction to opioids, it is important for an individual to process these factors in order to develop the confidence and skills needed to hold true to any recovery goals that are established. Individual therapy, a method of treatment that is incorporated into the care available at each Comprehensive Treatment Center, serves as an invaluable forum in which an individual can work through these issues with a qualified professional. Counselors meet with patients to discuss what had previously occurred in their lives that led them to abuse opioids, their past, and current experiences while in treatment, and the barriers that have and could prevent them from reaching their treatment goals. Additionally, these same professionals can help men and women establish goals for the present and future so that the risk of relapse can be reduced.
Since those in recovery benefit greatly from being able to receive and provide support from and to one another, each Comprehensive Treatment Center is pleased to offer a myriad of group therapy opportunities. During group therapy sessions, trained counselors lead sessions and work to establish a safe and structured environment in which patients can feel comfortable discussing a variety of addiction- and recovery-related topics. When taking part in these sessions, feelings of isolation are eliminated, as men and women are able to come together and know that they are not alone in the battle against opioid addiction. Furthermore, group therapy enables patients to practice the recovery skills that they have learned, learn from the experiences of others and become part of a dynamic community of individuals who are committed to recovery.
With centers located on the East Coast, West Coast, and numerous communities in between in both rural and urban settings, there is a Comprehensive Treatment Center near you that can help you win the war against opioid addiction.
If you or someone you care about would like to learn more about medication-assisted treatment, the methods of care that are used, and how this type of treatment can truly transform your or your loved one’s life for the better, don’t hesitate to contact the Comprehensive Treatment Center in your area.
Do not let the powerful grips of an opioid addiction stop you from living the healthy, happy, thriving life that you deserve.