Over the past 10 years, there has been an explosion of opioid use in the United States, resulting in what some refer to as an Opioid Epidemic. The exact cause for this epidemic is debated by some, but the basic facts are that Oxycontin was released onto U.S. markets in the late 90s and under the watchful marketing of certain pharmaceutical companies, the drug was promoted as a safer and less addictive alternative to traditional opiates.
Unfortunately for the American populace this was categorically untrue and in fact Oxycontin proved to be more addictive than its traditional opiate counterparts, causing many millions of Americans to fall into addiction before they were even aware of what was going on.
How this occurred is really two-fold— first, individuals who suffered from chronic pain, or who were simply prescribed the drug fell prey to the physical dependence that the substance creates fairly quickly. Some of these individuals may have been predisposed to addiction, but were unaware before they started taking Oxycontin, and so the with the introduction of the drug into their bodies their addiction took hold, sending them down a dangerous path. Second, when individuals found out just how powerful Oxycontin was, it created a large black market for the drug where people started using the substance recreationally. Many of these individuals in the early 2000s became addicted to the opioid and in time when money ran scarce, they turned to other alternatives, like heroin, to keep their addiction going.
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This, however, was only the beginning of the opioid epidemic and since that time, as the government began to crack down on opioid painkillers, many millions of Americans turned to more illicit substances in order to continue their addiction. In the past few years, we have seen an almost exponential growth of overdoses related to opioids in this country, and this is mostly the result of the fact that much of the heroin currently on the street is laced with fentanyl or other more powerful opioids.
The result of this was 64,000 drug-related deaths in 2016, and as high as this number is, it is estimated that once the calculations are completed, 2017 will be even higher.
Essentially it is a tremendously dangerous time to be addicted to opioids and so if you think that you may have an issue with opioids, please continue to read on, so that you can see how our opioid addiction rehab may be able to help you.
What is Opioid Addiction Rehab?
Opioid addiction rehab is a treatment program that helps individuals stuck in the clutches of opioid addiction find their way out. This usually consists of a detox phase, an inpatient treatment phase, an outpatient phase, and an aftercare program. The reason for the extensiveness of opioid addiction rehab is because of how insidious opioid addiction can be, and how difficult it can be to break the cycle of addiction.
Many individuals who suffer from opioid addiction get stuck in a cycle of addiction where they are afraid of experiencing the withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid usage and so they will do just about anything to keep these symptoms at bay. While it may seem like the easy solution to this would be to experience withdrawal symptoms once and then never go back to using, addiction does not work in this manner and often times even after an opioid addict is through the detox phase, they will experience intense cravings that will draw them back into addiction.
For this reason it is imperative that anyone seeking to overcome their opioid addiction get the support and care they need, especially in the beginning, so that they can break the cycle of addiction once and for all, and learn how to contend with the cravings that will undoubtedly arise in the beginning of their recovery.
However, it should be noted that with the correct professional care and support all of the symptoms of opioid withdrawal and the cravings and obsession that may come after are manageable, and it is possible to live a productive and happy life without the use of opioids. If you or a loved one are suffering from an addiction, we can help. Call us today for a free consultation 866-480-4328
12 Keys Opioid Addiction Rehab
12 Keys opioid addiction rehab is a comprehensive program that focuses on the spiritual, mental, and physical healing that needs to occur in order to overcome opioid addiction. Our treatment program can last anywhere from 30 to 60 to 90 days or more, depending on the level of care that you need, and how extensive your addiction was. At 12 Keys you will receive a completely custom-made program of group, individual, and family counseling sessions, and this individualized treatment program is perfect if you’re looking for help with an opioid addiction.
Through therapies that include motivational interviewing, biofeedback, cognitive behavior therapy and many more, any of your underlying issues, that may be propagated you addiction, will be brought to the surface and faced head-on, allowing you to finally overcome your addiction and get your life back.
However our program does not just seek to give you support while you are a client at our facility, but rather we seek to set up a future of continual success. With this mind, and as you approach the completion of your time with us, we will work with you to create an aftercare plan that will allow you to maintain your sobriety.
So if you are feeling lost, confused or alone with your opioid addiction, there is real help, and a real future to look forward to. This may not seem viable given your current position, but there is hope for overcoming your addiction, and there is life after opioid addiction.
Finding The Right Opioid Addiction Rehab For You
If you think that you or your loved one may have a problem with opioids and you believe that they need opioid addiction rehab then call the professionals at 12 Keys Rehab today, at 866-480-4328
Our trained and caring staff is standing by to help you in any way that we can.