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Opium Rehab 101

Opium rehab 101Opium is naturally found in the seedpods of the opium poppy plant. It is a highly addictive substance that contains morphine and is used to make heroin. Opium abuse involves snorting, smoking or injecting the drug, and it quickly leads to addiction and the need for rehab. For those addicted to opium, rehab is the most dependable route to recovery.

There are several signs that indicate opium addiction and the need for rehab. Consult a professional about the possibility of rehab if an individual demonstrates one or more of the following signs:

  • Excessive and unadvisable use of opium
  • Increased tolerance of opium, the need for more to achieve the same effects
  • Preoccupation with finding and using opium
  • Continued opium use despite negative consequences
  • Unsuccessful attempts at quitting opium.

What Happens in Opium Addiction Rehabilitation?

Detox is the first element in opium addiction treatment. Detox cleanses the body of the toxins from opium and eliminates physical dependency. After detox, patients conquer psychological dependency by attending individual and group counseling. Counseling allows patients to discover and address the underlying issues that led them to drug abuse. Along with counseling, other forms of therapy and activities may also be available in rehab. These may include the following:

  • Equine therapy
  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Exercise programs
  • Educational lectures

After successfully completing opium rehab, recovering opium users attend aftercare. Aftercare is outpatient treatment that allows former patients to continue participating in weekly support meetings in order to help them adjust to a drug-free lifestyle outside rehab. By offering continued support aftercare also aids in the prevention of relapse.

Some patients abuse drugs in order to mask or mitigate a mental health issue. Some are even unaware they have a mental health concern and are only aware that drugs make them feel temporarily better. If this is the case for you or your loved one, Dual Diagnosis therapy can help break the opium addiction and treat any underlying mental disorder plaguing recovery. Without this crucial step, patients are much more likely to relapse, leading them to believe that addiction cannot be broken. This is simply not true.

Need Help Finding Opium Addiction Rehabilitation?

Opium is a dangerous substance when misused. If you or someone you love is addicted to opium, please call our toll-free helpline for instant support. We can answer your questions about treatment and recovery. We can also recommend a treatment program for you or your loved one and verify insurance benefits for your recovery option of choice. We are available 24 hours a day. Give us a call today to find out how you can break your opium addiction.