Opioid Addiction Treatment
Advanced Opioid and Heroin Rehab in Texas
Opioids are strong prescription pain relievers or narcotics. Examples of opioids include Hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. Heroin is also an opioid and its use is illegal.
Opioids are highly addictive, and misuse can result in harmful, long-term changes to the brain and negative impacts on overall physical health. Opioid addiction requires intervention and treatment as soon as possible to avoid potential long-term harm and even death.
Misuse of Opioids for Chronic Pain
Due to injury or surgery, men with chronic pain are likely to be prescribed opioid medications. Even though most men with chronic pain have no intention of misusing opioids, they may need professional help to stop.
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Opioid Treatment Modalities
After completing the initial medical detox, men are still at risk for relapse due to psychological and social factors. Patients seeking recovery need evidence-based, clinical, therapeutic professional support for ongoing health and wellness.
Residential treatment is critical during recovery’s early stages. Our doctors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists approach opioid and heroin addiction treatment through therapies.
These therapies include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Wellness activities
- Case management
- Nutritional coaching
- Spiritual care
- 12-Step programming
- Alumni support
Early Intervention is Key
Prescription drug addiction alters brain receptors that affect reward behaviors, moods, and hormones. When men stop using opioids, withdrawal symptoms can be severe.
Opioid withdrawal symptoms include:
- Intense drug cravings
- Severely bad mood
- Enlarged pupils
- Abdominal pain
- Body aches
Symptoms of opioid withdrawal may be short- or long-term and mild or intense, depending on the type, amount, and duration of use. At Origins Recovery Center, we utilize two medications to help ease withdrawal symptoms.
The FDA-approved use of an opioid-naloxone combination is for acute opioid addiction treatment. Suboxone partially blocks the brain’s opioid receptors and helps ease the urge to use and partially stimulates receptors to help relieve the severe withdrawal symptoms that can lead men to relapse. This medication-assisted therapy is offered to all our opioid-addicted patients.
Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive, extended-release version of naltrexone that is beneficial during early recovery. This opiate blocker prevents the drug from connecting with brain receptors. This medication addresses the obsession with use and reduces the risk of relapse when used in tandem with other clinical therapies.
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Lifelong recovery for men requires ongoing continuing care for outpatient therapy and counseling.