Opioids are a type of drug known as narcotics. Millions of people around the world get a prescription for them. Others will buy these drugs from a dealer. With this being said, unfortunately, even some people with a legal prescription will abuse the drug or develop an opioid addiction.
Opioids are helpful for reducing moderate to severe pain. However, since they work on the brain’s reward center, they have a high risk of being abused. If you have been abusing or developed an addiction to opioids, reach out to our team here at Midwood Addiction Treatment Center for help today. We have various medication-assisted treatments that can help you to overcome the addictions.
Medications Used to Overcome Opioid Addictions
Do you have an addiction to opioids? If so, there are various ways that our team here at Midwood Addiction Treatment can help you to overcome it. One way that we can do this is through medication-assisted treatments. Some of the medications that are commonly used in this type of treatment include:
These medications can help to get your body off from drugs. Over time, they will be weaned, so you can be substance-free.
Common Opioids People Develop an Addiction To
Are you unsure of whether you have an opioid addiction? The truth is there are so many opioids out there and not everyone will experience the same symptoms of an addiction. The first way to find out if you have an addiction to narcotics is by looking at this list of opioids people commonly abuse:
- Dilaudid (prescription painkiller that produces feelings of euphoria – addiction and dependence can happen in the matter of weeks)
- Fentanyl (strongest opioid out there- some people develop dependence after the first use or two)
- Oxycodone (common prescription drug used in pain treatment plans – often people will become dependent on this drug in the matter of months, but it can happen sooner)
- Percocet (includes acetaminophen and oxycodone and is used to reduce pain – addiction is often similar to that of oxycodone)
Do you use any of these drugs? If so, have you been using them differently than what your prescription states? For example, you might take four tablets of a drug each day when the prescription only says to take two. If that is the case, it is known as drug abuse.
We want you to know there is no judgment here. Our team is available to help you stop using these drugs. We have many treatments that can help you to overcome the abuse or addiction of any opioids.
If you do have an opioid addiction, we want to help you overcome it. We always use comprehensive, evidence-based approaches that help to address underlying causes of addiction, teach coping skills and offer a lot of other recovery help.
Some of the opioid addiction treatments you can attend include:
- Detox program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Inpatient program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Group counseling
- Family therapy
- Individual counseling
We care about you and want to help you get your life back.
Do you have an opioid addiction? If so, we don’t want you to feel alone. Our team is here to help you overcome it. Once you reach out to us, we can do an assessment and figure out which treatments would be best for you.
Contact us today to start an opioid addiction treatment program.