No one ever suspects the calm, mellow sensations of an opiate “high” will lead to a misery all its own over time. What’s more, when uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms start to surface opiates offer immediate relief so all is assumed well. Before you even realize what’s happening, opiate addiction’s effects are well at work.
If you’re considering opiate rehab, rest assured there are several treatment options available to help you take back control of your life from addiction. Some of the best opiate rehab centers can be found in Maine, especially within city regions like Augusta, Lewiston and Bangor.
It helps to keep in mind that not just any ole treatment program will do, so it helps to have an idea of what type of treatment you need and the types of programs that can offer it. If you need help choosing a rehab program, please feel free to call our toll-free helpline at 800-429-5210 (Who Answers?) for assistance.
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Opiate Addiction Treatment
What may start out as casual or even experimental drug use can easily turn into compulsive drug-using behavior with ongoing use. Being able to spot signs of a potential addiction early on makes a big difference in terms of the type of treatment you’ll need to overcome addiction’s effects.
Inpatient and outpatient opiate addiction treatment address two different forms of addiction. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, inpatient programs treat the most severe forms of addiction where the effects of chronic drug abuse have caused other serious conditions to develop, such as:
- Depression disorder
- Heart disease
- Anxiety disorder
If left untreated, the effects of one or more of the above conditions makes it all but impossible to abstain from drug-using behaviors for any length of time. Inpatient opiate addiction treatment centers specialize in treating the addiction as well as any conditions that develop as a result of drug use.
Outpatient programs focus on treating the addiction problem. In this respect, an outpatient program is best suited for someone who’s either completed an inpatient program or is still at the early stages of drug abuse.
Since outpatient programs allow you to live at home for the duration, you must be able to exercise some degree of control over drug-using behavior to reap any benefits from this type of program.
Maine Opiate Detox Centers
Opiate detox center treatment plays an essential role in helping you stop opiate abuse. If you’re like so many other people considering treatment for opiate addiction, you’ve already tried to stop using opiates on your own, maybe even made several attempts at it, to no avail.
In effect, the uncomfortable withdrawal effects that develop when drug use stops (or slows down) plays an active role in keeping you hooked on opiates. Unless you’re at the very early stages of drug abuse, it’s likely you’ll need the types of supports that an opiate detox center provides.
Detox treatment supports typically take the form of:
- Round-the-clock monitoring and supervision
- Support groups
- Medication treatments for symptom relief
With the most severe forms of opiate addiction, detox treatment may also entail medication therapies such as methadone, Suboxone and Subutex, according to the journal of Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience. With more advanced forms of addiction, severe brain chemical imbalances have formed. Medication therapies work to restore a normal brain chemical balance, which provides considerable relief from distressing withdrawal symptoms.
Your Privacy During Opiate Addiction Treatment
Ongoing opiate abuse naturally breeds feelings of paranoia and fears of being found out. When entering a treatment center for opiate addiction, these fears may be well warranted.
In spite of this country’s new-found awareness regarding addiction’s effects, considerable stigma still surrounds addiction and those caught up in it. For these reasons, federal laws regarding patient privacy in medical settings also applies for substance abuse treatment.
As a result, all rehab treatment providers must abide by strict confidentiality procedures when it comes to anything having to do with your time spent in rehab.
How Long is Rehab?
During the course of a developing addiction, the areas of the brain that regulate thinking, emotions and behavior have been conditioned to think like an addict. Over time, the addiction mindset creates a lifestyle that’s centered on getting and using drugs.
According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, treatment for opiate addiction works to recondition your mindset so you’re able to create the type of lifestyle that can support long-term abstinence from drug use. Ultimately, the time needed to replace the addiction mindset/lifestyle takes a minimum of a year in active treatment. Otherwise, the risk of relapse runs high.
I Want to Find Treatment for Opiate Addiction in ME
Once the decision to get treatment help is made, it’s time to decide what type of program will work best for you. The best opiate rehab centers will tailor your treatment plan around your current treatment needs, according to the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. A quality opiate addiction treatment center will also maintain its accreditation status within the state of Maine.
By ensuring the program you choose provides individualized treatment planning and carries the required credentials, you’re more than likely to receive quality care that gets you to where you want to be.
Paying for Treatment
Not surprisingly, opiate rehab costs can run high, just like any other form of healthcare. Fortunately, most treatment centers for opiate addiction will work with one or more of the following types of payment terms:
- Employer health plans
- Self-insured plans
- Monthly payments
- Payment arrangements based on a sliding-fee scale
By the time opiate addiction takes hold, your ability to do anything about it has been severely compromised by the effects of the drug. For these reasons, it’s critical to act on your desire to seek treatment before the addiction starts to sway your intentions.
If addiction has taken over your life and you don’t know where to turn, we can help. Call our toll-free helpline at 800-429-5210 (Who Answers?) to speak with one of our addiction specialists about opiate addiction treatment options.Submit a new listing or provide corrections to an existing one