Choosing the Best Inpatient Opium Rehab Centers
Opium abuse is a serious issue. People who become addicted to this illicit drug can experience severe side effects and may even turn to heroin as a cheaper, easier to obtain alternative to opium. If you or someone you love has been misusing this drug––or others like it––treatment in a professional rehab center will be necessary, and inpatient care may be as well.
Call 800-681-7369Who Answers? today if you need help finding safe, professional inpatient centers where you can recover from your opium addiction and abuse disorder. Remember: the sooner you seek help, the easier your recovery will be.
Opium Addiction and Treatment
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, “Opium is a highly addictive non-synthetic narcotic that is extracted from the poppy plan, Papaver somniferum.” This is the natural substance from which many of the semi-synthetic and natural opioids are derived and from which synthetic opioids were created. Opium was used for many years as a medical drug but is no longer utilized in this sense because of its potency and because there are many other, safer medications similar to it for medicinal use.
However, opium in its pure form does still exist and can be dangerous when individuals misuse it. If you are experiencing certain side effects of your opium abuse such as:
- Tolerance, or an inability to experience the effects you once did when taking the same amount of the drug
- Withdrawal symptoms when unable to use
- A desire to find easier to obtain or cheaper opioids
- Physical or mental illness
- Severe cravings for the drug
you are already addicted and will require professional treatment for your substance use disorder.
You can find safe, affordable, and effective care for an opium addiction in a professional rehab center. These programs are specifically designed to help individuals who are struggling with a substance use disorder put an end to their drug use and improve their social, professional, and psychological functioning (National Institute on Drug Abuse). Rehab centers often offer treatment options such as
In the case of an opium addiction, methadone is usually the best pharmacological treatment option. However, some individuals may benefit from naltrexone or buprenorphine treatment instead.
Different types of behavioral therapy can be utilized together and in addition to medication in order form a well-rounded treatment option for one’s recovery. These can include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Contingency management
- 12-step facilitation therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Motivational enhancement therapy
Anyone who attends a professional rehab program is bound to build a stronger recovery than someone who tries to go through withdrawal and the other aspects of this process on their own. But it is also important to choose the best and safest option for your treatment needs. Call 800-681-7369Who Answers? now to learn more about your options for treatment.
Inpatient and outpatient treatment centers are the two main types of rehab programs available to opioid addicts. While the latter is much more intensive than the former––and in many cases, more expensive––there are a number of reasons why one may choose an inpatient facility.
- Inpatient facilities offer 24-hour care where patients stay at the facility overnight for as long as they are in the program.
- These facilities also offer a controlled environment where you will not have to worry about relapse or other serious issues associated with addiction recovery while you are in the program.
- Round-the-clock access to a medical staff is another perk of inpatient care, as well as treatment options like behavioral therapy and medication available on a strict schedule.
Outpatient centers offer the same general treatment options as inpatient facilities, but they cannot provide patients with 24-hour care. This option is generally considered to be less necessary for one’s recovery from an opioid use disorder than a drug that would cause a more severe withdrawal syndrome, but inpatient care could be very helpful to your recovery for a number of reasons.
You may want to take time to determine the type of inpatient opium rehab center in which you would like to seek treatment. This can allow you to narrow your search when attempting to choose the best program for your needs.
When choosing an inpatient program for opium addiction, there are…
- Long-term and short-term rehab centers, the former of which can last as long as a year and the latter of which can last as little as a month
- Methadone and non-methadone centers
- Therapeutic communities, or TCs, which offer long-term care and ask patients to help one another through recovery
- Free rehab centers, which offer completely free care, partially free care, or a sliding-fee scale to patients
- Luxury rehab centers, which offer hotel-like accommodations, gourmet meals, and often, additional treatment options like acupuncture and massage therapy
Some of these types of care can also overlap, as there are many types of inpatient programs. Still, if you are trying to determine which type of care is best for your needs, you should consider all the possible aspects a rehab center can offer, including the length of care, the treatment options, and the cost.
According to the NIDA, “Inpatient or residential treatment can… be very effective, especially for those with more severe problems (including co-occurring disorders).” Consider whether or not inpatient care may be right for your needs by asking yourself the questions below.
- Am I suffering from any serious comorbid disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, heart problems, etc.?
- Do I believe I will have trouble abstaining from the drug while in treatment?
- Have I been abusing more than one drug in addition to opium?
- Do I feel that I am in danger when I am in my home?
- Is my home not drug-free?
- Am I lacking a group of friends and family members who can support me in my recovery and help me avoid substance abuse?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, it is very important that you consider seeking inpatient opium rehab. Your current situation is not likely to be conducive to your recovery, and you may also need a more intensive type of treatment in order to be safe during your recovery. It can also be helpful to choose residential care if you have never gone through addiction treatment before or if you have only sought less intensive treatment programs in the past.
How long you spend in residential treatment will depend heavily on the treatment option you choose as well as on your needs for care. However, the NIDA states that 90 days is considered to be the minimum length for any treatment program and that longer options are considered more effective.
- Your treatment program should generally last at least 90 days for you to be able to receive the full benefits of that program.
- The medical staff running shorter rehab programs often compensate by ensuring that patients are able to transition into an aftercare option like:
- A sober living home
- Booster sessions
- 12-step group meetings
- Outpatient care
- If you choose methadone maintenance, your treatment program may need to be somewhat longer. According to the National Institute of Justice, “MMT takes a minimum of 12 months, but some patients may require continuous treatment that lasts over a period of several years.” Though this entire period usually won’t take place in inpatient care, some individuals may stay in this program for a long time.
You may be considering whether or not the intensity of an inpatient rehab program is truly necessary to your safe recovery. You may even be concerned about the length of time the program will take or its cost. All of this can be negotiated with the particular program you choose to attend, but in many cases, it is a good choice to receive treatment in an inpatient center for an opium addiction.
- Opium is a dangerous opioid drug. In fact, it can even be considered to be an illicit substance, as it is rarely ever prescribed in this raw form. As a result, inpatient care may be necessary.
- Most individuals do not just abuse opium. There are usually other types of drug abuse involved as well, and this can be very problematic. If you are suffering from a polydrug addiction, you will likely need a much more intensive form of care (State Library of New South Wales).
- If any of the issues listed above affect your life, it is better to choose inpatient treatment. This is also true if you have never attended a rehab program for your substance use disorder or if you have tried multiple times to recover with the help of a less intensive treatment option and not experienced the results you wanted.
Let us help you determine what type of care will be best for your needs. Call 800-681-7369Who Answers? now.
Paying for opium addiction treatment does need not be as difficult as it may seem. You should be able to find affordable help for your substance use disorder in order to create a healthy and effective recovery. Some of the ways you can make treatment more affordable include:
- Using your insurance plan to help you pay for your treatment
- Choosing a free or low-cost rehab center, if you qualify for care at one of these facilities (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- Choosing a rehab option that offers a sliding-fee scale
- Asking friends and family members to help you pay for treatment
- Choosing a rehab facility that is close to home in order to cut travel costs
- Financing the costs of your treatment by paying some of the amount upfront and then the rest in increments after your program has ended
We want to help you choose the best rehab option available for your recovery. This means getting to know your needs and your medical history. When you call 800-681-7369Who Answers?, you will speak to a treatment advisor who can take your information and match you with the best option for your current situation. Your advisor can also help you:
- Find out if you qualify for free or low-cost care
- Determine if inpatient treatment is the best choice for your needs
- Find rehab centers that will accept your insurance plan
- Build a plan to get you into the rehab program of your choice
We also have a directory where you can find inpatient rehab centers all across the country that can help you create the kind of strong recovery you need to stay drug-free.
After rehab, your life will take on a new direction. No, you may not be completely cured of your addiction, but you will have the tools you need in order to avoid a relapse as well as more knowledge about yourself and your needs for a strong recovery. Though relapse is always a possibility, it is important to focus on creating a happy and healthy life for yourself while always remembering that you must stay aware of your situation.
- Avoid places and people that may make you want to return to substance abuse.
- Ask your friends and family members to help you while you transition out of treatment.
- Eat right, exercise, and get at least 7 hours of sleep.
- Attend another treatment program if you need to. Remember: some people need to attend multiple rehab programs or long-term care in order to fully recover from their addiction syndromes.
Opium addiction is a very serious disorder, and those who suffer from it often experience severe side effects before ever seeking treatment. Now is the time to get the help you need to put an end to this problem and to begin creating another, better life for yourself. Call 800-681-7369Who Answers? to learn more about the treatment options available to you and to find the best inpatient opium rehab centers for your recovery.