Deciding if it is time to get help for opioid use can be challenging. How do you know if you need treatment? What kind of treatment do you need? How long will it take? It is normal and reasonable to have lots of questions about the process and whether or not it is right for your situation. It can be reassuring and even empowering to find answers to those questions and generally learn more about opioid addiction, opioid rehab, and what it is like to attend an opioid detox treatment center.
Do I Have a Problem With Opioid Use?
The first step in the recovery process is being honest and open with yourself and your loved ones about your opioid use. If you are ready to admit that things are out of control, you are in a good place to receive the help you need.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself to learn whether or not you may need help with opioid use:
- Do you use more than you intended or more than you have been prescribed?
- Have you missed work or school or neglected family responsibilities because of opioid use?
- Do you take steps to hide or conceal how much or how often you use opioids from others?
- Are you having financial problems because of opioid use?
- Have you found yourself in dangerous or scary situations due to opioid use?
- Have you gotten in trouble with the law?
If your answer is a ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then finding addiction treatment is likely necessary.
What Is Withdrawal Like? How Long Will It Last?
Everyone’s experience with opioid withdrawal is somewhat different because everyone’s circumstances are different. Many factors can affect the course of withdrawal from opioids. Symptoms usually begin within 24 hours of discontinuing opioid use, and the acute symptoms can last between 7 and 10 days.
Some common symptoms of opioid withdrawal are:
- Muscle cramps and aches
- Drug cravings
How Can an Opioid Rehab Center Help Me?
When you choose to attend an opioid detox program at a treatment center, medical and therapeutic staff will monitor you around the clock. The staff members will offer medicines, treatments, and therapies to help you navigate the withdrawal process as comfortably as possible. You will also receive counseling and therapies that will help you address the root causes of your addiction and begin to heal.
Your family or loved ones will often be asked to participate in the counseling process. Studies show that people who have a strong support network at home can achieve a more lasting recovery and return to the activities they enjoyed before addiction.
When you have completed a course of treatment, you may be referred to aftercare programs such as outpatient therapy or an intensive outpatient program. Maintaining close ties to your support network is important to avoid relapse, so attending appropriate aftercare is critical.
Liberty Health Services Can Help Make Recovery Your New Reality
Even though opioid addiction can be a destructive force, the good news is that recovery is possible. We at Liberty Health Services are committed to helping our clients, and their loved ones heal from addiction and find lasting recovery. Our family-centered program treats the client and their entire family to repair the damage that addiction can do.
Our facilities are luxurious and situated on a serene forested property so that our clients can relax and focus fully on recovery. The best time to reach out for help is right now, so contact our caring and compassionate staff at 855.689.5685 today and let us tell you how we can help.