Choosing the Best Inpatient Fentanyl Rehab Centers
Addiction is a chronic disease of the mind and opiate addiction is one of the worst. Fentanyl is a very powerful opiate and a very addictive painkiller. It is responsible for thousands of overdoses and lost lives per year. As an opiate, the withdrawal for fentanyl is severe and often results in relapse.
Fortunately, there are inpatient Fentanyl rehab centers that can help you. These rehab centers are easy to find. You have to choose treatment over addiction. To find the rehab center that is right for you, all you have to do is call 800-681-7369Who Answers?.
Choosing treatment is one of the most important decisions that you can make. This choice leads to more choices. One of the first choices you will need to make is whether to go to inpatient Fentanyl rehab or outpatient Fentanyl rehab. There are pros and cons to each. Understanding both the advantages and disadvantages can help you make this decision.
Inpatient Fentanyl Treatment
- It is very effective
- You are safe
- You do not have to worry about stress
- There is no way to obtain Fentanyl or other opiates
- You will not be around the things that trigger cravings before you know how to deal with them
- It is ideal if the people closest to you use opiates
The disadvantages are:
- You will not be able to go to school or work while you are in treatment
- You cannot care for your family
- It is a bit more expensive than outpatient treatment
Outpatient Fentanyl Treatment
This is nonresidential treatment where you attend sessions daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on your needs. You stay at home during your treatment. The advantages of outpatient treatment are:
- You are at home during treatment
- You can attend work and school
- It is less expensive than inpatient treatment
- It is less effective than inpatient treatment
- You are more likely to relapse
- You have access to Fentanyl and can drop out of treatment easily
- You will be exposed to your triggers and the cravings that go with them
- You are around the things that caused you to use in the first place
It is important to decide which type of treatment is right for you. Some people choose to start their treatment in as an inpatient program and then continue on to outpatient when they are ready.
There are quite a few types of residential Fentanyl addiction treatment programs available. According to the Office of Drug Control Policy, these programs should include:
- A complete and ongoing assessment of your drug use and treatment
- A range of services
- Case management and monitoring
- Continuing social supports
Beyond having these basics the types of treatment you choose is up to you. A few of the different types are:
- Medication assisted treatment – medication assisted treatment uses a combination of counseling and medication. Treatment centers use methadone, buprenorphine, and Suboxone to treat withdrawal symptoms. After you are out of the withdrawal phase, you taper off the medication.
- Medication maintenance treatment – during medication maintenance treatment, you use the same medications as you do in medication assisted treatment and the same counseling methods. Instead of tapering, you stay on the medication for as long as you need it. This is particularly useful in treating chronic pain and addiction.
- Counseling only treatment – some people do not want medication for withdrawal at all. It might be that they have an allergy or cannot take the side effects of many of the Fentanyl addiction medications. If this is the case, you might want to choose one that uses only counseling.
- Detoxification only treatment – detoxification only treatment is one of the least effective treatments. You do not participate in any counseling, you simply stop using the Fentanyl under controlled circumstances.
- Tapering – tapering is the least effective treatments. Under the highly controlled circumstances that inpatient treatment provides, tapering might just work. During tapering you gradually reduce the amount of medication that you are using until you are no longer on it.
Each of these types of treatment can work in an inpatient setting. You have to decide which type of treatment is best for you.
One of the key questions that you have to ask is whether inpatient treatment is right for you. When you are in the throes of addiction, you might not realize what you need. There are some indications that inpatient treatment might be very helpful for your situation. These indications are:
- You find yourself constantly thinking about getting, using, and getting more Fentanyl
- You are using more and more of the Fentanyl to achieve the same effect
- The people in your life are telling you that you need treatment
- You are doing things that you would not ordinarily consider to get or use Fentanyl
- You crave the drug
- Your friends and family do not want to be around you when you are using the drug or while you are coming down from it
- You experience mood swings or have anger issues because of it
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, individuals go through treatment at different rates. It is usually determined by your needs and treatment goals. There are however some standard treatment lengths.
Short term treatment – this lasts between 14 and 90 days. The 14 day treatment is usually detoxification and the very beginning of counseling only.
Long term treatment – this lasts between six months to a year. This is the more complete form of treatment where you engage in:
- 12 step treatment
- Alternative therapies
Although both methods help, long term treatment tends to be more effective than short term treatment. There are treatment programs that last longer than a year but they are very rare and only for the most severe addictions.
You can get residential Fentanyl addiction treatment by finding a comprehensive and complete treatment center. The treatment center should have:
- A complete assessment of your addiction as well as your physical and mental health during the intake process
- A doctor on staff
- Certified nurses, counselors, and other treatment staff
- A state of the art facility
- New and traditional techniques
- A treatment plan that changes as you do
To be successful, you need a comprehensive treatment plan that allows you to grow during your recovery. To find this call 800-681-7369Who Answers?, we can help.
Some people do not believe that they actually need inpatient treatment for their addiction. If you are wondering, there are ways to help you tell. A few of these ways are:
- If your addiction is severe
- If your family and friends keep mentioning addiction treatment or your drug use
- If you feel that your life is out of control
- If you have a physical or mental disorder along with the drug addiction
- You are not safe in your current environment
- People in your family or household use drugs
Although these are all ways to determine if you need inpatient treatment, treatment facilities have their own ways.
According to the Massachusetts Health Department, there are a few questions that a provider will ask or you can ask yourself to determine if you absolutely need treatment or not. These questions are:
- Have you sought prescriptions from more than one provider?
- Do you use more than one substance at a time?
- What is your prescription history?
- Have you been through treatment before and failed?
- Has a treatment center denied you treatment before?
- Have you overdosed on this or any other drug before?
- Have you been arrested or been in legal trouble for using this drug?
Answering yes to any of these questions is a sign of an impending overdose. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions chances are you need treatment from one of the inpatient Fentanyl rehab centers.
Paying for Fentanyl addiction treatment is not as difficult as you might think. Many treatment centers realize that the cost is prohibitive to some people so they offer a few different ways to pay. A few of these ways are:
- Insurance – many insurance plans cover mental health and substance abuse treatment. Call your insurance carrier to find out if the medical insurance you have will pay for all or part of your treatment
- Sliding scale payment – a sliding scale takes into account the amount that you can pay and determines the overall amount that you pay based off this amount
- Payment plans – most treatment centers offer some form of payment plan. They look at how much you make and determine a monthly payment that works for your budget.
When you are considering inpatient treatment, you should ask to speak with a financial counselor. Most treatment centers have centers that help you with the cost of the treatment that you need.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, all treatment centers should offer counseling and behavioral therapy such as:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Contingency management
- Multidimensional family therapy
- Motivational enhancement
Just as entering inpatient Fentanyl rehab is scary; leaving inpatient care can be daunting as well. To help you re-enter society, a good rehab facility has an aftercare program. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, aftercare is an important factor in preventing relapse and continued progress toward complete recovery.
There are different types of aftercare programs available. Some of these types include:
- Sober housing – sober housing is a residence where you live in a sober environment. With everyone around you striving to maintain sobriety it is easier for you to as well. During your time in a sober house or transition house, you learn to control your life without turning back to the fentanyl.
- 12 step care – 12 step care will be similar to the 12 step program in treatment. The only difference is that you choose how often you attend meetings. There are meetings everyday throughout the day.
- Continued counseling – you can also continue counseling on an outpatient basis. This is particularly useful if you are dealing with another mental or physical condition. Counseling helps you to continue to work on both the cause and consequences of your Fentanyl addiction.
- Medication maintenance – if you are taking a medication to both stave off withdrawal and to treat chronic pain, medication maintenance may be part of your aftercare program. You continue on your maintenance medication for as long as you continue to need it.
Although there are more types of aftercare, these are the most common. Aftercare is extremely important to the overall continued success of your recovery. Make sure that the treatment center you use has a plan to help you re-enter society.
Addiction is a dangerous but treatable disease that can devastate your life. Inpatient Fentanyl rehab centers are there to help you get your life back on track. Call 800-681-7369Who Answers?,we can help find the treatment center that is right for you.