At Acadiana Addiction Center, our medically monitored detoxification program provides a safe and comfortable environment. Men and women rid their bodies of opioids, empowering themselves to achieve long-term recovery.
Importance of Detox from Opioids
Experts agree that the current opioid abuse crisis facing the United States is one of the most devastating drug problems the nation has ever faced. As rates of overdose continue to climb, there has been increased attention focused on uncovering ways to combat this deadly trend.
Opioids are a class of drug known for producing a calm, trance-like high when abused. Some opioids, such as OxyContin or Vicodin, are legal prescription drugs that can be safely consumed for short-term use under the prescribing physician’s supervision. But as is the case with illegal opioids, such as heroin or fentanyl, all of these drugs contain substances that produce highly addictive effects. Therefore, anyone who receives a prescription for an opioid should be well advised of the habit-forming nature of these drugs and should be instructed as to how to properly dispose of unwanted or expired medications so that they do not remain in the home.
And in light of the widespread opioid abuse problem, the many men and women who fall victim to these substances of abuse will require professional help to overcome their addiction. Luckily, treatment programs exist that cater to the specific needs of opioid-dependent individuals, and offer supervised detoxification, or detox, services that allow a person to rid his or her body of opioids and other harmful substances in a safe and comfortable manner.
Benefits of Detox from Opioids
As you begin researching options for care for yourself or a loved one, you will soon find that not all treatment programs are alike. Attending a treatment center which offers detox services will give a person a strong foothold in the early days of recovery from an opioid addiction by providing the following benefits:
- The process of withdrawal can be taken on safely. Given the level of supervision and monitoring that occurs when one is in detox, a person can withdrawal from opioids with minimal risk.
- If necessary, a person can receive certain medications that can alleviate the pain and/or discomfort associated with withdrawal. This benefit can help a person get through this portion of recovery and advance on to the therapeutic aspect of treatment with little disruption.
- Individuals who receive detox services are afforded with ongoing support from qualified staff members who can also monitor the health and wellbeing of those in this level of care.
- Men and women no longer have access to opioids, or other substances of abuse, which can prevent relapse and further the recovery process along.
Making the choice to enter treatment is an incredibly brave choice, and the men and women who arise to this challenge should be met with understanding and respect. But with the help of a quality detox program, these individuals will not have to face the pain of withdrawal alone.
Without enrolling in a treatment center which provides detox support, the opioid withdrawal experience is difficult to endure. The discomfort and cravings that result often prompt a person to resume his or her opioid abuse, because resuming this behavior is often seen as the only means of quelling the intense symptoms of withdrawal. This dangerous cycle of failed withdrawal attempt serves to further ingrain one’s addiction and can make achieving sobriety all the more difficult in the future.
Why Choose Detox from Opioids at Acadiana Addiction Center in Louisiana
Fortunately, one need not suffer through withdrawal alone. With the help of the compassionate addictions experts on staff at Acadiana, opioid-dependent individuals can rid their minds and bodies of opioids and other substances of abuse in safety and in comfort. Having access to detox services during the early days of recovery can be vital for men and women who have not been able to successfully end their opioid abuse on their own.
Located in Louisiana, the comprehensive program of care at Acadiana Addiction Center allows individuals who heal with us to achieve the sobriety that is necessary to find success in treatment, regardless of what the next steps after detox may be. Many find the seamless transition between detox and residential care at our detox center to be invaluable in helping them achieve their recovery goals, building strength in each step of the treatment process.
If you or someone you care about is suffering in the grips of an opioid use disorder, know that you are not alone in your battle. We compassionate, expert staff at Acadiana Addiction Center are here to help you find the best treatment options for you and to help you decide if our center is the perfect place to begin your journey back to a life of health and vitality. Please contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more about our detox center and the many other services for the care we provide. A better tomorrow can begin with a phone call today.