How Are Opiate Withdrawal and Addiction Treated?

By The Valor Team
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 4:10 pm in
desk with paper headed opiate withdrawal, pens and glasses

Many people with opioid dependence avoid going to rehab due to fears about the side effects of withdrawal. Don’t let such fears stop you from getting the help you need and deserve. Our clinicians know how to expertly guide you in safely and successfully managing the physical challenges of opioid withdrawal. 

At Valor Recovery Center, medications are used to ease withdrawal symptoms, if clinically indicated. Our medical experts will work with you to make withdrawal and detox as comfortable as possible.

Once your medical condition is stabilized, our clinicians will work with you, your family and your insurance provider to come up with the best treatment plan for you – residential treatment or various levels of outpatient treatment.

Opioid treatment at Valor Recovery Center begins with a clinical team of addiction specialists who will develop a plan to address your specific recovery needs and challenges. In designing your rehab plan, this multidisciplinary team will consider multiple variables, including:

•    How long you’ve been using opioids, heroin or other opiate drugs
•    The amount and frequency of your substance use
•    Whether you use alcohol other drugs in addition to opioids
•    Your medical condition
•    Any other physical or mental health issues you are experiencing
•    Your family relationships

Heroin and opioid treatment programs and services vary by provider and by the type and level of services needed to effectively address your particular situation. Here are some key components of successful opioid addiction treatment programs:

•    Medical detox
•    Assessments including medical, mental health and substance abuse history
•    Mental health services
•    Medical services
•    Medication-assisted treatment
•    Group and one-to-one chemical health services
•    Wellness and fitness
•    Nutritional counseling
•    Individualized planning
•    Family services
•    Educational and experiential workshops
•    Post-rehab planning

Your pace through rehab won’t be identical to those around you. While there are common milestones in healing from opioid use disorder, your recovery path will be your own, based on your specific situation, challenges and needs. 

Like diabetes or hypertension, addiction is a chronic disease. Regaining and maintaining your health means learning to manage your symptoms, first within the support structure of a rehab setting and eventually in your home environment where you’ll be in full charge of your sobriety.



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