Choosing the Best Inpatient Oxycontin Rehab Centers
Oxycontin abuse has, unfortunately, become an extremely problematic issue in the United States. While the drug can be taken safely as a pain medication, its misuse can lead to dependence, tolerance, overdose, and addiction. The only safe way for a person to recover from this severe substance use disorder is to seek professional rehab treatment.
Inpatient centers offer some of the safest and most effective rehab programs available. Call 800-430-1407Who Answers? now to find the best professional treatment option for your Oxycontin addiction recovery.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Oxycontin is “a strong prescription pain medication that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used to manage pain severe enough to require daily around-the-clock, long-term treatment with an opioid.” Oxycontin is also the brand name for the drug oxycodone. While you may have been prescribed this medication as a legitimate treatment for pain, you will need help for substance abuse if you have been:
- Taking the drug more often than prescribed
- Taking the drug in a different way than prescribed (especially crushing and snorting it)
- Taking the drug in higher doses than prescribed
- Taking the drug beyond your prescription regimen or for longer than you were prescribed to take it
Many people also misuse Oxycontin without a prescription at all. Over time, this kind of use can lead to addiction and a number of other serious issues. In most cases, the only way you can truly recover is with a professional rehab program.
You can get treatment for an Oxycontin addiction in a rehab program that offers:
- Though often a necessary step in recovery, medically assisted detoxification alone is not considered a treatment for addiction.
- Pharmacological treatments
- According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are the main medications that are used to treat opioid addiction.
- Behavioral therapies
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the most popular options for addiction treatment. This program can help you understand why you started abusing drugs in the first place and can teach you ways to avoid relapse in the future.
- Group therapy is another extremely beneficial option for addiction treatment.
- Drug education and testing
- HIV prevention and testing
- Medical services
- Assessment and treatment for any comorbid mental disorders
- Aftercare or help transitioning into an aftercare program
Not every rehab center is the same, however, which means not every program will offer all of these––or only these––treatment options. In fact, one of the major distinctions between rehab programs is whether they are inpatient or outpatient based.
Inpatient centers offer intensive, 24-hour treatment at the facility, meaning patients are expected to stay at the center for the duration of the program. This ensures they will be in a controlled environment where they will not be able to relapse back to substance abuse or experience other severe side effects that can often be associated with recovery. These rehab facilities may offer additional treatment methods such as activities for patients to engage in, and most programs provide visiting hours.
Outpatient centers, on the other hand, do not offer 24-hour care and are often better suited to those with jobs and other responsibilities they do not want to put on hold while in treatment (NIDA). Most of these programs do offer the same, essential treatment options listed above, but some can provide very little in the way of care, which is why it is always very important to determine what type of treatment you will be getting before you begin the intake process.
There are several distinct types of inpatient centers for opioid addiction recovery. Depending on your needs, one may suit you better than the others, but it is also important to remember that many programs have diversified over time in order to offer more than one type of care to those who need addiction treatment.
- Residential rehab centers: This is the general option for an inpatient center that offers 24-hour care without hospitalization. Many of these programs provide long-term treatment, although others can offer short-term care that focuses mostly on stabilization and detox.
- Hospital-based rehab centers: These are facilities that offer hospitalization and the inherent care associated with it to patients. While they can be expensive, some individuals––like those with severe heart conditions or other intense medical issues––may need this type of care.
- Methadone maintenance inpatient centers: These are residential facilities that offer methadone as a pharmacological treatment option. According to the National Institute of Justice, these clinics are some of the “most monitored and regulated” treatment centers in the country.
- Christian inpatient centers: Often run by nonprofit organizations, Christian inpatient centers offer religious and spiritual guidance in addition to the evidence-based practices for addiction treatment.
- Free or low-cost inpatient rehab centers: If you are struggling financially but know that inpatient care is the best option for your needs, there are programs that offer free care to patients based on their income.
- Luxury inpatient rehab: On the other side of the spectrum, luxury rehab centers exist that are similar to hotels or spas where you can relax while you recover from your addiction.
We want to match you with the best treatment option for your needs, so call 800-430-1407Who Answers? today to find rehab centers that will offer the options that most suit you.
The National Library of Medicine states that opioid withdrawal is not normally life threatening. This is one reason why many individuals believe inpatient care is not necessary for a safe recovery from an Oxycontin addiction. However, this option may be right for your needs if…
- You are suffering from a severe addiction syndrome (or more than one addiction syndrome).
- You have been abusing other, stronger drugs in order to combat tolerance.
- You have a comorbid mental or physical disorder that needs to be treated simultaneously with your addiction syndrome.
- You do not have anyone to look after you while you are not in treatment.
- You are worried that you will be likely to return to substance abuse while you are not in treatment.
- Your home environment is not safe or is not drug-free.
- You have gone through addiction treatment before, but it was not an intensive program like inpatient care.
- You have never gone through treatment for your Oxycontin addiction.
- You want to be in a place where you can receive constant care and help for your recovery.
- You think a highly structured schedule would be helpful to your recovery.
If any of these situations reflect your own, inpatient care may be a good fit for you.
Every rehab center is a little different when it comes to their general treatment length, but most facilities offer programs that fall into one of these categories:
- 28-to-30-day rehab
- Focused mostly on detox and stabilization; usually followed by intensive outpatient care or another type of aftercare
- 90-day rehab
- Considered to be the minimum amount of time for effective treatment; usually involves detox or maintenance, behavioral therapy, and stabilization
- 6 months to a year rehab
- Provides highly individualized, intensive treatment; the best option for individuals with severe addictions and/or co-occurring disorders
You may not need to attend an inpatient rehab program for your Oxycontin addiction, but this type of care can also be highly effective. Still, if you would rather avoid a treatment option you don’t really need, consider whether or not you are dealing with any of the following problems in order to determine if inpatient care is a true requirement for your recovery.
- You are suffering from a comorbid disorder.
- If you have any mental or physical disorder that is tied to your substance abuse, letting this issue go untreated could be disastrous for your recovery. Inpatient centers are often more likely to have the necessary resources to treat both issues at the same time.
- Unfortunately, many opioid addicts also suffer from depression, especially during recovery, so it is extremely important that you are assessed for the presence of this as well as any other type of comorbid disorder.
- You do not have support at home.
- According to the NIDA, having family and friends involved in your treatment can extend the benefits of the program, but they are also important to making your recovery strong and keeping you safe. People who do not seek inpatient care and are alone while not in treatment often put themselves at a serious risk.
- In inpatient treatment, the doctors, nurses, and even the other patients you meet can become like a support system for you, in addition to the controlled environment that will keep you from being alone at a dangerous time.
You may not require inpatient care if you are not experiencing either of these issues, but it is still important to consider the benefits with which this program could provide you. Call 800-430-1407Who Answers? to learn more.
Seeking professional rehab is often a concern for many people because of the financial aspect, but in truth, there are many ways you can make paying for Oxycontin addiction treatment less of a burden.
- According to SAMHSA, most insurance plans will cover at least part of the cost of the pharmacological treatments often used in opioid addiction rehab, and these same plans will usually help cover rehab itself.
- If you qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, you should be able to get help paying for your treatment program. In addition, there are also many low-cost (and even free) facilities that accept individuals as patients based on need.
- Paying for treatment does not need to happen all at once, nor does it need to break the bank. You may be able to find a rehab center that provides care on a sliding-fee scale or finance your treatment costs by paying some of the money upfront and the rest after your care ends.
In truth, paying for inpatient care need not be as daunting as it seems. It is important to find options that take all of your needs into account, including your budget.
We can help streamline the process of choosing an inpatient Oxycontin treatment program. All you have to do is pick up the phone.
- Call 800-430-1407Who Answers? now to speak with a treatment advisor. We are available 24/7 to take your calls.
- When you begin speaking with your advisor, give them your information including
- Your insurance plan and provider
- Your needs for treatment
- Your substance abuse history
- You can also discuss whether or not inpatient care is a necessity for your safe recovery from Oxycontin addiction.
- Once you have discussed all your needs and information, your treatment advisor will be able to match you with facilities that will offer the care you need, accept your insurance plan, and provide you with the safest, most effective treatment possible.
Your recovery can start today once you call and begin the process of finding the best rehab program for your needs.
After rehab ends, you may need to choose an aftercare option like 12-step meetings, booster sessions, or a sober living home. You may also need to attend another treatment program like a less intensive outpatient program. The most important thing to remember, though, is you will have the tools to protect yourself from relapse and that you must continue to work hard in order to stabilize and protect your recovery.
By calling 800-430-1407Who Answers? today, you can find a rehab center for your Oxycontin addiction that will not cost you more than you can afford and will allow you to lay the groundwork of a safe and happy life in recovery. Let us help you begin the journey towards a better life: a life without drug abuse.