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Opiates Treatment

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If you are considering enrolling in an opiates treatment program, you could be addicted to a variety of different drugs, some legal and some not. However, if you are considering opiates treatment, you are taking a step in the right direction. It means you are ready to stop abusing whichever of the opiate derived drugs you are addicted to. Enrolling in an opiates treatment program is not something you should be ashamed of. It is, rather, something you should be proud of because it means that you are ready to take control of your life and face your problems head on. You do not have to be intimidated. To begin your path to rehabilitation, please contact our caring staff at The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768 today.

The Process Leading Up To Your Opiates Treatment

Understanding the process that led up to your opiates treatment is actually a crucial part of your treatment. Not only will this help you not to relapse, but it will also help you to heal because you now know what exactly happened to you. This understanding begins with being informed about opiates. Opiates or opium is what is found in heroin and many prescription pain killers. Aside from heroin, which is completely illegal, many of the opiates you are or have been prescribed are legal. Most everyone, addicted or not, understands the physical addiction process of heroin, but not everyone understands the process of becoming addicted to opiate derived prescriptions. Following your detox at The Watershed, we will help you to become informed about this process.

Becoming addicted to prescription opiates generally happens in one of three ways. You either have been taking your prescription for a long time, which means you built up a tolerance and consistently needed higher doses, you were on a high dose therapy to begin with, or you were abusing your prescription. This process, which led to your opiates treatment, is something that will need to be explored in detail because it may lead to other diagnoses or things needing to be dealt with in therapy. Call The Watershed today at 1-800-861-1768 to begin understanding your addiction.

Treatment Does Not Mean Punishment

The statement “treatment does not mean punishment” may almost seem redundant, but it is something that needs to be emphasized over and over again. Before your opiates treatment, life probably was not great but you could always escape to your opiate high. When you enter into opiates treatment, you do not have this anymore, and this means that your treatment may seem like a punishment. We, The Watershed, say this because you now have to deal with the full reality of your situation. You cannot hide from emotions or life behind your drugs anymore and you are learning new, healthier ways to deal with why you are enrolled in the opiates treatment.

In the beginning, especially during your detox, you may want nothing more than to run from the rehab center. This is when you need to keep this statement in mind: “opiates treatment is not a punishment.” You need to focus on the moment, what you are accomplishing that day or even that minute, and then you need to remember what will be gained from your opiates treatment, which is sobriety. Yes, it will be difficult dealing with the physical and mental pain of withdrawal and treatment. However, by focusing on what is being accomplished, you will realize that you are being helped and cared for.

The Watershed Offers Opiates Treatment

You will not only receive the best possible opiates treatment at The Watershed, but it will also be individualized to your unique needs. Learning to cope with the reasons that lead to your taking opiates and then learning how to cope without your opiates is difficult enough without you having to be in a cold, uncaring atmosphere. It is our priority at The Watershed to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. If you are interested in enrolling in the opiates treatment program we are offering, do not hesitate to call The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768.

You Can Make It Through Rehab

One last thing that you need to understand before you enroll in our (or any) opiates treatment program is that you can make it through it. We (The Watershed) are not saying it will be easy, but it is capable of being done. While this may be difficult for you to do, one of the ways to make it through your opiates treatment is to take it minute by minute, then day by day, and then week by week; soon enough you will have reached your goals of sobriety and freedom. If you look too far into the future, especially on the emotionally trying days of your treatment, it will be easy to feel dejected. However, by focusing on the moment you are in, you will be able to work through any trials and focus on your accomplishments. Each day you must tell yourself you are strong, you deserve treatment, and you can make it through your opiates treatment.

For additional information on the opiates treatment programs at The Watershed, please visit For immediate assistance call The Watershed anytime at 1-800-861-1768.

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