Choosing the Best Inpatient MS Contin Rehab Centers
MS Contin is a brand name, extended-release tablet that contains morphine. The drug can be effective for the treatment of pain, but unfortunately, many individuals abuse it, which can lead to tolerance, dependence, and addiction. And, in many cases, inpatient care is the best option for the treatment of MS Contin addiction.
If you or someone you love has been misusing this medication, call 800-430-1407Who Answers? now to find the best rehab centers for your particular needs. Our recovery advisors are always available to help you find safe, affordable care.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, MS Contin is “a strong prescription pain medicine… that is used to manage pain severe enough to require daily around-the-clock, long-term treatment with an opioid.” It contains morphine, which is one of the stronger opioid drugs on the market.
While this drug is often prescribed for those who require it, you may still be misusing your medication if you are:
- Taking more of the drug than you were prescribed.
- Taking the drug more often than you were prescribed.
- Taking the drug in a different way than you were prescribed. (ex. Crushing and snorting it)
Many take this medication or ones like it without a prescription at all. If you are engaging in any of these actions regularly, you will likely need treatment for an MS Contin addiction.
You can find safe, effective treatment for MS Contin addiction in a rehab center. This is usually the best option for someone recovering from an opioid addiction syndrome, as opioids are highly available, dangerous drugs that can cause a person to quickly return to their substance abuse. However, there are many different types of rehab centers available to those looking for help for an opioid use disorder.
Inpatient treatment is a 24-hour rehab program where the patient stays at the facility overnight. These programs usually offer, beyond the evidence-based treatments for addiction, comfortable accommodations, meals, and activities, as well as visiting hours where your friends or family members can come and see you while you are in treatment.
Outpatient centers do not allow patients to stay overnight, but they do offer the same general treatment options as inpatient centers, including:
- Pharmacological therapies, which for opioid addiction syndromes, may include:
- Behavioral therapies
- Drug education and testing
- HIV prevention
- Housing and vocational help (whether on or off site)
Outpatient centers generally tend to be low intensity compared with inpatient centers, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This is why certain individuals require inpatient over outpatient care and why one may be a better fit for your needs.
If you are unsure if inpatient or outpatient rehab will better suit your recovery, call 800-430-1407Who Answers? now.
If you are curious about inpatient care and want to learn more about this option, it is important to understand that there are actually many types of inpatient rehab centers available. Many individuals need this type of intensive care for an opioid addiction recovery, and as such, there are several types of programs tailored to the needs of different patients.
- Free inpatient centers: There are actually inpatient programs that provide treatment to patients free of cost. Of course, these facilities are specifically catered to those who would not be able to afford treatment otherwise and choose patients based on specific requirements.
- Luxury inpatient centers: Some facilities offer programs that are catered to the comfort of their patients. It can be a relaxing option to seek care at a luxury inpatient center, but these programs can often be very expensive.
- Hospital-based inpatient centers: A few programs that offer 24-hour care also have hospital accommodations and treatments readily available. However, most inpatient centers are purely residential and do not provide hospital-based treatment.
- Christian inpatient centers: Some facilities provide spiritual help as well as the evidence-based practices normally associated with treatment. Many of these facilities are also nonprofit or affiliated with a church.
Choosing the right type of inpatient care is just as important a part of the process of finding treatment as choosing between inpatient and outpatient care. Because there are so many different options, you should really consider what type of care will make you the most comfortable and what will suit your needs, including your budget.
When choosing the right treatment option, it is important to always consider what will be best for you, rather than for someone else. Remember that your treatment is your own, and though others may want to offer helpful suggestions, only you and your doctor can decide together what options are best for you. However, choosing between inpatient and outpatient care doesn’t have to be too difficult if you know what type of treatment suits certain types of opioid addiction syndromes.
Inpatient care may be best for you if you have…
- High psychiatric severity.
- A comorbid mental disorder like depression.
- A comorbid physical disorder like heart problems.
- A lack of social support at home from friends and/or family members.
- A dangerous or problematic home environment.
- More than one type of addiction.
Outpatient care may be best for you if you have…
- A job that you cannot take time away from.
- A group of friends and family members who can support you and look after you while you are not in treatment.
- Low psychiatric severity or no previous issues with mental illness.
- Only one substance use disorder.
- A safe environment at home conducive to recovery.
In most cases, inpatient care is a better option for those who need intensive treatment right away. But according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, residential and outpatient care are usually both parts of a well-rounded treatment system for a substance use disorder. You don’t necessarily need to attend both during their recovery in order to avoid relapse and create a drug-free lifestyle, but “each plays an important role.”
Everyone needs their own treatment program, options, and length in order to create an individualized map for recovery. This means some people may be in residential care for as little as 28 days while others may stay in this treatment option for as long as a year. In general, though, 90 days is considered the minimum amount that a rehab program should last in order to be effective and to allow you to reap all the possible benefits from your care.
You may not need inpatient MS Contin rehab; not everyone does. But if you do, it is important that you seek it out rather than trying to find a less costly option or trying to find something less intensive. Here are some questions you can ask yourself in order to determine whether or not you will need inpatient care for your recovery from opioid addiction.
- Do I believe I am at a high risk of relapse?
- Have I tried attending treatment before in a less intensive program and been unable to get the help I needed?
- Do I lack the support of my family and friends in seeking addiction treatment and beginning my recovery?
- Is my home environment dangerous, not drug-free, or otherwise not a helpful place for me to be during my recovery?
- Have I been abusing other drugs in addition to MS Contin like cocaine, heroin, meth, etc.?
- Would it be very easy for me to get drugs when and if I wanted them?
- Am I struggling with other aspects of my life beyond my substance abuse? (For example, getting fired, relationship problems, etc.)
- Am I suffering from any comorbid disorders, either mental or physical, that must be treated simultaneously with my addiction?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, it is time to consider inpatient treatment in order for your recovery to be safe and effective. Not everyone needs this option, but those who do often won’t be able to gain the intensive help they require in an outpatient facility, which can often lead to relapse and other serious results.
Some people choose not to attend professional treatment at all for an opioid addiction syndrome, simply because they believe they will not be able to afford it. But this type of care is essential to a safe recovery, and there are many ways you can make paying for rehab easier and cheaper.
- You can use your insurance plan to pay for your professional rehab program. Most insurance companies will cover at least part of your addiction treatment, and according to healthcare.gov, all plans sold on the Healthcare Marketplace have to cover this type of care as an “essential health benefit.”
- You can finance your treatment costs at many rehab centers. This means paying for some of the program upfront and then paying the rest in smaller increments. This can make paying for treatment much more manageable.
- Some rehab facilities offer sliding-fee scales for treatment. This means they will determine, based on your income and other factors, how much you can afford to pay and then only charge you that much.
While there are both free and luxury inpatient rehab centers, there are also many programs that fall between these two types of care and these two price brackets. Anyone who needs inpatient care should be able to afford it, and there are several different ways you can find the type of treatment that best suits your needs and your wallet.
You can count on us to help you understand, find, and choose the best rehab centers possible for your safe recovery from MS Contin addiction. Opioid addiction has become an epidemic in the United States, according to the NIDA, and we want to ensure that you can build a safe recovery and put a stop to your substance abuse for good.
- Our treatment advisors can help you find rehab centers that suit your needs, as well as determine if a particular program will take your insurance and if you qualify for a certain type of care. If you are still unsure as to whether or not inpatient care is the right path for you, they will be glad to help you consider all your options for recovery.
- Your advisor can also help you build a plan to begin your treatment and to get accepted into the program of your choice.
- If you do not want to speak to an advisor, our directory of inpatient centers is broken up by state and city so you can find the facility closest to you. We also have the contact information of most rehab programs in our directory so you can speak to someone from that particular center to find out if it suits your needs.
After rehab, people often feel that they’ve put their opioid abuse in the past and are starting a new chapter in their lives. However, it is important to remember that your addiction is still with you even after treatment and that you should always be vigilant in case the issue of relapse returns.
Attending an aftercare program, like outpatient care after an inpatient program, can be a suitable option, and many people follow this path. Still, you may want to choose something that better suits your needs. Whatever you decide to do, remember that you must safeguard your recovery even after rehab ends. And always remind yourself what rehab is: treatment and management but not a cure.
MS Contin can be a very dangerous drug when abused, and in most cases, professional treatment is the only way to safely recover from an addiction to this medication and other drugs like it. Call 800-430-1407Who Answers? now in order to find the best, safest rehab program for your current needs and to learn more about your many options for treatment and recovery.