Opiate Treatment

There are a variety of opiate treatment methods designed to help patients get a grip on their addiction. The addiction to opiates can be a little more confusing than that of other drugs like alcohol, cocaine, or heroin (also an opiate). A large part of opiate treatment is education about the causes, parameters, and definitions of the addiction. Getting a handle on the level and scope of your addiction is a big part of the opiate treatment routine.

Types of Opiate Treatment

As with most addictions, the combination of traditional rehab and detox is the most proven and effective method of opiate treatment. However, due to the relatively specialized nature of opiate addiction, there are other supplemental methods one can try:

  • Faith-Based Treatment Involving the same elements as traditional rehab but rooted in a different philosophy.
  • Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Buprenorphine A Methadone-like drug designed to mitigate withdrawal symptoms.
  • Medical Treatment Relies on the use of medications to help wean patients off opiates.

All of the above methods must be practiced only after detoxification. Clean blood and a positive attitude will be the foundation of any solid opiate treatment program. It’s also important to let medically qualified personnel administer these treatments and not to try it yourself. The results of self-medication can be counterproductive and even fatal.

The Importance of Education In Opiate Treatment   

Many drugs (legal and illegal) fall under the opiate umbrella. This is why it’s important to provide education as to what opiates do to the brain and pleasure receptors. People fall into opiate addiction through many different circumstances. Understanding the root of your addiction and the role your brain continues to play in your urges is a helpful resource, and an integral part of opiate treatment. The different types of opiates mandate that lessons in how they effect the brain and trigger addiction be administered in conjunction with detoxification and counseling.

Our Network of Opiate Treatment Programs

To hasten your search for the best opiate treatment program, let us find the right program for you. The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center (NASAIC) maintains a continuously updated national database of opiate treatment centers in your local area, as well as the leading recommended opiate treatment centers in the United States and around the world.

Contact the National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center (NASAIC) anytime toll-free at (800) 784-6776 or through our online form, and we will recommend the leading drug and alcohol rehab centers for you or your loved one.