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You Can Get Clean from Opium and We Can Help

You Can Get Clean from Opium and We Can HelpEvidence of opium addiction can be simple to find. The easiest way to know if someone you love is addicted to opium is to look for signs of addiction such as the following:

  • Avoidance
  • Job loss
  • Money issues
  • Self-neglect
  • Presence of drug paraphernalia or drugs
  • Weight loss
  • Mood swings
  • Runny nose
  • Changes in friendships
  • Secretive behavior
  • Money issues

Opium Detoxification and Rehabilitation

Opium is a powerful drug not easily surrendered. The federal government’s method of choice is a treatment center accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the federal agency’s regulating arm for opium-based treatment solutions. Treatment will begin with detox. Detox should be a gradual weaning off under medical supervision (do not go cold turkey with opium). In some cases a drug substitute to help alleviate painful withdrawal symptoms can be administered. After detox, addicts transition into rehab, where they are offered a specially designed treatment plan unique to their specific needs.

Opium Treatment Options

Opium addiction treatment centers will have professionals on staff whose expertise is treating opium addiction which may be the most difficult of addictions to treat. Staff will be licensed, certified and/or credentialed addiction specialists. Many of them have been in this field of expertise for years.

The best treatment options use a number of approaches to identify and deal with the underlying causes of drug dependency including Dual Diagnosis, unresolved trauma and other issues. Treatment may include the following:

  • Counseling sessions (individual and group)
  • 12-step programs
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Aftercare for transitioning back into normal life while preventing relapse
  • Wellness programs dealing with exercise, nutrition and health
  • Family programs
  • Educational workshops
  • Additional approaches to help maintain sobriety

Treatment is offered in a structured and safe environment far removed from the individual’s spheres of drug influence. During treatment individuals are taught to recognize and respond to their triggers and patterns of behavior that keep them in the cycle of addiction. They are also encouraged to practice developing support systems through group therapy and 12-step work. Treatment may last weeks or months depending on a number of factors. Patients have individual needs that vary based on age, gender, health and legal issues. Programs can offer vocational rehab, occupational therapy and emerging trends like yoga, meditation, art therapy and journaling.

Like anything else worth pursuing, the treatment experience is up to the individual and his or her willingness to commit and participate fully. Rehab focuses on providing the tools to help individuals live a life separate from drug addiction.

Overcome Opium Addiction, We Can Help

Call us to learn more about a life free from opium. Our toll-free helpline is operated 24 hours a day, and we can help you find the treatment you need. Call us today.