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How to Achieve Opioid Addiction Recovery

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How to Achieve Opioid Addiction Recovery

At Red Oak Recovery®, our opioid addiction treatment program provides a structured environment for you to overcome your dependence on opioids. Many clients come to us with addictions to prescription medication. Our dedicated team of medical and psychiatric professionals devotes their time and energy to help you find ways to overcome cravings and avoid a relapse. To learn more, contact our treatment center today at 866.457.7590.

What is Opioid Addiction?

Opioid addiction changes your brain chemistry. Misusing prescription drugs alters your brain’s mood and reward handling. In fact, long term abuse of prescription drugs can impact all the systems of your body. To avoid intense withdrawal symptoms, you should attend a reliable detox program and enroll in our opioid addiction therapy program.

Opioid addiction treatment for long-term prescription drug use can prevent life-threatening or fatal side effects of withdrawal.

Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

Checking into an opioid addiction recovery center can prevent some of the more severe side effects of opioid use disorder.

Other symptoms of opiate addiction include the following:

  • Agitation
  • Craving for drugs
  • Large pupils
  • Constant yawning
  • Belly pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Body aches
  • Chills and goosebumps
  • Nausea and vomiting

If you or someone you love have an opioid addiction, seek help through Red Oaks Recovery’s addiction treatment programs. Our young adult addiction rehab program specializes in the care and treatment of young adult men ages 18 to 30.

How Long Do Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

To achieve opioid addiction recovery, it’s essential to understand how withdrawal works. Opioid withdrawal can last for days or weeks after you stop using the drugs. Some withdrawal symptoms are very intense, and you may give in to the cravings to avoid the discomfort and pain associated with the cessation of opioid use.

To avoid some of the more severe potential side effects, it’s essential to undergo a supervised, medically assisted detox and recovery program. Once the more intense symptoms taper down, you may still have mental and physical discomfort as you work through your recovery.

For this reason, we recommend a residential or intensive outpatient program for those seeking opioid addiction treatment.

Residential Opioid Addiction Recovery

With residential treatment programs, you will stay at the facility and undergo supervised and structured counseling. You also receive treatment to help you deal with the side effects of withdrawal. The advantages of residential opioid addiction treatment include 24-hour access to counselors and medical staff. Additionally, those who participate in residential programs have a better chance of maintaining sobriety and clean living once they go home.

To avoid health problems, we recommend sharing all the medications you used as part of your opioid use disorder. Our enrollment team can help you determine what part of our services are covered under your insurance.

As part of your responsibilities to your recovery, our treatment professionals will expect you to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Agreeing to drug testing
  • Take prescribed medications
  • Refrain from drug use not prescribed by our staff
  • Take advantage of family counseling when appropriate

Family Support Is a Critical Part of Your Opioid Addiction Recovery

There are times when creating distance between yourself and your family can help you concentrate on your recovery. However, it’s beneficial to include your parents and other family members, so they can offer the right support once you return home. Learn more about how our family program can ease your transition from recovery to everyday life.

Medication Used in Opioid Addiction Recovery Programs

Several medications may be used to win your body off opioids and other prescription drugs.

Some of these drugs may include the following:

  • Buprenorphine: Probuphine
  • Buprenorphine and naloxone: Suboxone, Zubsolv, and Bunavail
  • Methadone

Seek Opioid Addiction Treatment Today

At Red Oak Recovery®, our opioid addiction recovery center can provide a safe haven where you can learn new skills to maintain sober living. For more information on any of our addiction recovery programs, and to begin your journey home, contact us at 866.457.7590 today.