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Opiate Treatment

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Opiate treatment is something that few non-addicted people have heard of, but many addicted people go through. Often times, people just consider either heroin treatment or prescription drug treatment, but never really opiate treatment, when, in truth, they are all basically the same thing. What many people may not realize is that many “legal” prescription drugs are derived from opiates. These drugs include morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and even methadone. Heroin, which is illegal, is also derived from opiates. Although many people are prescribed these drugs as pain relievers, it is stated that, in reality, only about 1% of these people actually become addicted. If you are reading this, you are probably in the group of people who are addicted to opiates and we are speaking directly to you.

We, The Watershed, understand the intimidation factor of opiate treatment for you. We understand that you are unsure, at this point, of enrolling in any rehabilitation center, especially if you are using one of the legal opiate derived medications. However, we will offer you a mixture of modern and traditional therapies in a comfortable and private opiate treatment center if you are only willing to call the private rehab program at The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768. We only want to help you understand what is happening to you and give you the tools to fix it.

Opiate Treatment Explains Opiate Addiction

One of the best things, aside from reaching sobriety, about enrolling in opiate treatment is that you will begin to understand your addiction. Unlike other drugs and alcohol, opiate addictions are a little less clear. This means that it is unclear when you actually became addicted, if you are on opiate derived prescriptions, if you still need your prescription, and understanding the fine line between needing your opiate derived prescription and abusing it. With other illegal drugs and even alcohol, all of these things are very clear. However, with opiates, the very things mentioned above are very confusing. This is why, during your opiate treatment, you will explore these areas and begin to understand what you need to do to overcome your addiction.

During your opiate treatment you will learn that there are a few basic ways your addiction started. First, you may have been prescribed a high dose prescription therapy and you became addicted. Second, you have some type of chronic pain and have been taking these types of prescriptions for a long period of time. Third, you started abusing either prescription opiates (pain killers) or heroin. How you became addicted to these opiates can change how your addiction is treated. Hence, it is important to consider the “how.”

Opiate Rehabilitation Explains The Grey Areas

Aside from being addicted to heroin, which really does not have any grey areas, opiate rehabilitation has unique issues; grey areas, if you will. There is always an issue of if you truly need something for pain management. Moreover, there is the issue of teaching your body and mind to differentiate between real and psychological pain. This is why you need opiate treatment if you have an addiction, because learning to do these things and finding alternative pain management methods is something that you cannot do on your own. In fact, without opiate treatment, you probably would not even make it through detox.

At The Watershed, we understand the unique issues associated with opiate treatment. This is why the first thing that you will do, following your enrollment in our opiate treatment program, is go through an intensive assessment. This will help us (and you) determine what the best plan of action is for you. Every part of your opiate treatment is meant to heal a different aspect of your addiction while promoting your overall well being. You need to call The Watershed today at 1-800-861-1768.

Your Treatment Will Begin With Detox

In almost any rehab center your opiate treatment will begin with detox. At The Watershed, you will start with an intensive medical assessment and then enter into detox. You cannot hope to overcome your addiction or fight your mental and emotional addiction if your body is still physically dependent on the opiates. With that said, detox does not mean sobriety. Some people will enroll in a rapid detox program but, if you do not treat the emotional and mental addiction to the opiates, you cannot reach sobriety either. We, The Watershed, feel it is important to emphasize this fact so that you do not enter in the opiate treatment program we are offering you with false expectations. Your opiate treatment will truly start with your detox here, but it is not successful if we do not follow through with intensive counseling and therapy sessions after your detox.

What The Watershed’s Opiate Treatment Entails

The first thing that we need to say is that your treatment cannot begin until you pick up the phone and call The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768. Unless you are willing to help yourself, it really does not matter what we can offer you because we cannot help you if you are not here.

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