With the widespread use of opioids that taints American culture today, it is important for individuals to have options for care that can help them overcome their addictions and rediscover a lifestyle that is not plagued by the compulsion to use opioids like heroin or prescription medications.
It is for this reason that Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer programming options for men and women, aged 18 and older, who have the desire to fight the battle against opioid addiction. With locations throughout the United States, Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer all-inclusive programming that is designed to help individuals overcome these most devastating addictions.
Treatment and Therapies Offered
One aspect of care offered throughout the network of Comprehensive Treatment Centers is the Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment program, otherwise known as COSAT. Through this program, patients can receive additional services that are designed to complement the use of the prescription medications that they are receiving as part of their medication assisted treatment. This program is meant to balance the medication aspect of treatment by providing patients with doctor and nursing care, group therapy, individual therapy, and case coordination services. Within the Comprehensive Treatments Centers that offer COSAT, it is a mandatory part of the treatment process. However, the particular aspects of the program will be tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs.
- Doctor and nursing care provides patients with the opportunity to obtain consistent monitoring throughout their time spent in medication assisted treatment. Physicians can provide patients with physicals and meet with them regularly to ensure that the medications they have been prescribed are best meeting their needs. They are also available to make any changes to the medications should the need to do so arise.
- Group therapy can be an essential part of the recovery process when working to overcome an addiction to opioids. These groups provide a time for individuals to come together with others who know firsthand what it is like to struggle with this treacherous form of addiction. In group sessions, patients can give and receive encouragement and support to and from peers who are sharing similar challenges. Counselors lead these group sessions and initiate discussions on topics that are pertinent to all of the patients participating in them. Examples of such topics can include, but are not limited to, orientation to programming, how to work the 12-Steps, and relapse prevention.
- Individual therapy provides patients with time spent in a confidential, one-to-one setting with a counselor. In this environment, patients can feel safe and supported as they discuss any concerns they have, track their progress in treatment, and celebrate successes as they are achieved.
- Family therapy is another option for care that is offered on an as-needed basis. These sessions can be coordinated into a patient’s overall treatment plan should it be deemed appropriate and beneficial for his or her recovery. In these sessions, which are led by counselors, family members can learn about the disease of addiction and gain an understanding as to what their loved one is going through. This can also serve as a time for relationships that have been tarnished as a result of one’s opioid use to start being rebuilt.
Individual, group, and family therapies are all designed to help heal the emotional component to one’s addiction. They are meant to provide the ongoing support and encouragement that patients need as they navigate the road to recovery from opioid addiction.
Whether you or someone you care about is in need of care in order to overcome an addiction to heroin, morphine, or other prescription painkillers, please do not hesitate to contact a Comprehensive Treatment Center near you. Knowledgeable and compassionate staff members are on hand to answer any questions you may have and to guide you through the admissions process should you opt to receive the comprehensive care available.
Do not let another day pass by without receiving the life-changing care that you need to start living the happy, healthy, and productive life that you deserve to be living.