The terms opiates and opioids are often used interchangeably, but the two are different. Opiates are the natural opioids heroin, morphine, and codeine. Opioids refer to natural, semisynthetic, and synthetic opioids. Though opiate addiction, or opioid use disorder (OUD), has reached epidemic-level proportions over the years, it is still greatly misunderstood. OUD impacts people from all walks of life. It usually begins with prescription medications prescribed for pain and can spiral out of control before someone understands what is happening. Enrollment in a substance abuse treatment program is the best way to overcome opiate addiction.
Mile High Recovery Center in Denver specializes in treating substance use disorder (SUD). Whether your substance of choice is alcohol, marijuana, heroin, or opiates, we can help you get on the road to recovery. Polysubstance use, using more than one substance at a time, is common. We pride ourselves on confidently and effectively treating polysubstance abuse. Learn more about how we can help you or your loved one. Reach out online or call 303-268-2144.
The worst part of stopping opiates is going through withdrawal. An opiate detox program can help you safely and comfortably detox before going to opiate rehab. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an essential part of opiate treatment. While withdrawal symptoms can be physically and psychologically painful, at Mile High Recovery Center, we are committed to helping you detox as comfortably as possible. Opiate withdrawal symptoms include:
These symptoms range from mild to severe and depend upon other substance use, length and severity of addiction, mental health, and medical history. Additionally, individuals who have gone through detox before tend to have more severe withdrawal symptoms. Going through detox before opiate rehab allows your body to purge dangerous toxins quickly and safely, which can significantly reduce the severity and the length of your withdrawal. A medically supervised detox contributes to lower relapse rates.
Opiate abuse and addiction often begin with medications prescribed to manage pain associated with cancer, significant medical procedures, or serious injuries. For many, it can be challenging to accept or even recognize they are addicted because doctors prescribed the drugs. Signs that you should seek help from an opioid addiction treatment center include:
Answering yes to any of these questions could signify that your opiate use puts your health at risk, even if it is a prescription. At Mile High Recovery Center, we understand that attending opiate detox and opiate rehab might not be convenient, but the alternative could be deadly.
Mile High Recovery Center differs from many substance abuse treatment centers. We believe the best chance for success is long-term care, individualized treatment, and active community support and engagement. We work to restore mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Depending upon your specific needs, you may require residential or outpatient therapy. We offer:
If you or a loved one are struggling with opiate addiction, do not wait any longer to get help. Reach out to the Mile High Recovery Center team today. Call 303-268-2144.
Are you or a loved one struggling with opiate addiction? If so, a professional opiate rehab center is your best option for regaining control of your life. At Mile High Recovery Center, we understand that addiction is personal, which is why we ensure every client has a personalized treatment plan. Reach out now by calling 303-268-2144 and let us help you today.