Turning Point Treatment Center, Inc. offers Affordable Opiates Detox and Treatment in Mission Viejo, Southern California.
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Opiates Treatment Program
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In recent years, prescription opiate abuse use has become one of the worst problems facing America today. According to a recent National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health, an estimated 1.9 million people in the US meet abuse or dependence criteria for prescription opiates. Since 1999, accidental overdose deaths involving the use of prescription opiates has quadrupled and now outnumbers the number of deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. For those struggling with opiate abuse, opiates detox and treatment can be life-saving.
What are opiates?
Opiates refer to drugs derived from the opium poppy and cover a large range of drugs, both legal (like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine and morphine) and illegal (heroin). Both prescription opiates and heroin are equally addicting and produce similar effects among users.
What effect do opiates have on the user?
Opiates work by attaching to the opiod receptors on the brain, which are responsible for pain and pleasure within the body. When the opiates bond to the opiod receptors, they both manage pain and flood the body with pleasurable feelings. Opiates also slow the respiratory system.
What are the symptoms of someone under the influence of opiates?
Opiate users experience slowed breathing and reaction times as well as an intense “high” from the rush of dopamine and serotonin throughout their system. Opiate may also experience feelings of contentment and happiness as a result of the drugs’ interaction with the limbic system.
Opiates slow down multiple systems within the body, and can cause the user to have difficulty staying awake, more commonly referred to as “nodding out”. Speech may also be slurred.
Opiate use also causes severe withdrawals. Withdrawal symptoms include sweating, diarrhea, muscle and bone aches, cravings for the drug and severe anxiety, depression and apathy. The intensity of the withdrawal symptoms is depending on the length and amount of use, but even short-term users will typically encounter at least mild withdrawal symptoms after ceasing to use opiates.
What are the potential dangers of opiates?
Opiates are extremely addictive and dangerous. Some of the potential side effects of opiate use include:
- Lowered immune system
- Liver and kidney disease
- Slowed respiratory systems
- Brain damage
- Physical dependence
IV use of opiates may also lead to collapsed veins, abscesses, hepatitis and HIV transmission if users share needles.
Opiates are a challenging drug to detox from, and the intense cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms often discourage people from seeking treatment. At Turning Point Treatment Center, we offer a medically supervised opiates detox to ensure our clients detox from their opiate use safely and comfortably.
Our medically supervised opiate detox treatment is designed to help opiate addicts wean off opiates slowly and safely and better manage their uncomfortable and painful withdrawal symptoms so they can more fully engage in the treatment process.
At Turning Point Treatment Center, we offer years of experience in helping clients struggling with opiate addiction with our opiates detox. Upon admission, clients will meet with a treatment team to develop a highly individualized opiates detox plan, that may include detox medications like Suboxone, to make the detox process as smooth and pain-free as possible.
Following detox, clients will be admitted to a 30, 60 or 90-day inpatient treatment program to being the road to recovery from opiate addiction.
If you or a loved one is struggling with opiate abuse, opiates detox and treatment might be the answer. At Turning Point Treatment Center, our individualized treatment plans, highly qualified staff and personalized approach to recovery have a proven track record of success. For more information on opiate treatment at Turning Point Treatment Center, please contact us.