Opiate addiction is one of the most difficult addiction to recover from. It is extremely hard to stop using opiates on your own. Fortunately, you have a variety of treatment options to choose from.
Inpatient Treatment or Outpatient Treatment
Your first option is a choice between inpatient and outpatient treatment. During inpatient treatment, you stay at a treatment facility and receive intensive care. During outpatient treatment, you can stay with your family and go to treatment sessions: daily, weekly, or monthly (depending on your needs).
Medication-assisted therapy combines medication and counseling to give you a well-rounded treatment approach.
In medication-assisted treatment, medications are useful in preventing or stopping withdrawal. Some of the medications doctors use are:
Without withdrawal symptoms, you can start the counseling portion of the treatment right away, without the risk of relapse. When you ready, the doctor tapers off your medication until you are completely free of opiates.
Counseling is an extremely important part of your overall medication-assisted treatment. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it allows you to:
- Change the way that you deal with your drug use
- Find healthy living options
- Learn life skills
- Find and change the things that caused you to become addicted to drugs
- Keep up with your treatment
- Avoid relapse
In an individualized treatment program, they use the type of counseling that works best for you and your situation. To find out more about your treatment options call, 800-429-5210 (Who Answers?).
Medication-maintenance therapy is almost the same as medication-assisted therapy. They both contain the same counseling and medication components. The only difference is that in medication-maintenance therapy, you stay on the medication indefinitely.
This type of therapy is useful when you are also being treated for a pain disorder, such as:
- Chronic back or neck pain
- Chronic joint or muscle pain
All of these conditions need continuing treatment. Medication maintenance is often the optimal way to do this.
Counseling without Medication
Some people choose to go through treatment without medication. In this case, treatment centers use a combination of different options. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a few of the methods are:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Motivational enhancement therapy
- Multidimensional family therapy
- Contingency management
- Motivational interviewing
- Life skills training
- Self-esteem and self-worth classes
Counselors modify the treatment methods to suit your needs to provide a more personalized approach to your treatment. A personal approach helps to make your treatment more successful.
You can explore these and all of your opiate addiction treatment options simply by calling 800-429-5210 (Who Answers?). We can help you find the right treatment for you to end your addiction for good.