Opioid Rehab Center Serving Greenville, SC
No matter how long ago it was, most addicts can think back to those times when sobriety was normal. The person handled the day to day activities without the knowledge or even a thought of drug use. Never did an addict imagine those days, weeks, months and quite possibly even years would spin out of control.
Another scenario may be that the person lived a life where they may have seemed like no other choice but to use. The pain of childhood or the alienation of adolescence can create an opportunity for recreational drug use to become the daily grind. Although, the disease of addiction has the same result for any person needing help, each person got where they are in different ways. Opioid use turns lives upside down because being addicted means the addict no longer has control over day to day activities because opioids run the show. Drug addiction has taken over everything.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. An opioid rehab center can help you beat your addiction.
Opioid addiction has now been named an epidemic. It hits home, especially in South Carolina. There has been a dramatic increase not only in opioid use but deaths directly related to opioid addiction and overdose. It may seem unimaginable to live a life without opioids, but just as a person lived before without using opioids, it can be done again. There is at least some measure of hope inside because you are here reading these words right now and other people have taken the journey before you.
Addiction is not about being strong enough to quit, and it is certainly not about having the willpower to quit. Addiction to opioids isn’t a choice. It becomes a task in an addict’s life simple to maintain because both the body and the brain are dependent on the drug.
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic
A recent study explains the prime area reason behind the opioid epidemic, stating that the number of prescriptions given by medical doctors for opioids tripled over the course of 20 years, between 1991 and 2011. The early part of the 21st century shows a double in emergency room visits directly related to opioids. Despite those numbers, these painkillers were still prescribed two more than one-third of American adults.
The problem often begins when a perfectly healthy adult who has never had a problem with drug use becomes highly addicted to the opioid they were prescribed by their medical doctor. They were originally deemed safe and not addictive. In fact, opioids were promoted as one of the best options for pain relief. Slowly but surely more and more people became addicted.
No one type of person is left out of the equation concerning the disease of addiction. Those people you would least expect have fallen victim to opioid use in staggering numbers. For example, a PTA mom gets into a car accident. The accident causes severe back pain that requires surgery. To manage the pain, the doctor prescribes opioids. That mom, who was seemingly stable and dedicated to her children and family eventually has another priority: getting her hands-on opioids – which she is slowly becoming addicted to – takes precedence.
Why Are Opioids So Addictive
When you are hungry, and you sit down to enjoy a meal, your brain produces a chemical called dopamine. That feeling of happiness and contentment occurs because of dopamine is released into the bloodstream.
Opioids promote dopamine production as a simple activity does. However, with opioids dopamine is produced with great intensity. Over time the brain becomes accustomed to not producing dopamine on its own but rather by way of opioid use. Eventually, the brain stops producing dopamine on its an own altogether, and it needs opioids to make this chemical that it was once naturally produced.
Over time, a tolerance is built up to opioids, and more of these drugs are needed to produce enough dopamine to create a feeling of happiness also known as a high. The more the opioids are used, the higher the tolerance becomes, so each time the user wants to get high, they have to use more and more opioids.
The human body can only handle so much. Eventually, it gives way to the opioid abuse and an overdose occurs that often results in a fatality.
One study predicts that over the next ten years, there will be more than 650,000 deaths directly related to opioids in the United States of America alone. That number is nearly seven times more than the entire population of the city of Greenville.
Beating Opioid Addiction with the Help of an Opioid Rehab Center
It may seem out of reach. For an addict, it may be hard to imagine not using opioids every day. But we are here to help. We have trained professionals who have worked with hundreds of opioid addicts and have had a successful outcome.
All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call. Choosing not to could be the difference between life and death. Opioid addicts are dying in record numbers. Because an addict can’t bring themselves NOT to use, they are now at risk of opioid overdose and/or dying as a result. Let’s keep that from happening.
Addicts have friends and family who love them and want them to get better. One of our jobs is to help facilitate this healing process on every level. Our tried and true therapies include the following:
Family Therapy at an Opioid Rehab Center
Addiction does not just affect the addict. It has had a traumatic effect family as well. Many people think that because it is not the family that partakes in the drug abuse that they get away unscathed. This cannot be further from the truth.
Opioid use affects the entire family. Our job is to help mend the relationship with family so they can heal individually so that the addict can heal individually, and everyone can heal as one family unit together. The relationships loved ones gets altered because of your opioid addiction. Family therapy can help to get things back on track.
Benefits of family counseling include:
- the opportunity to begin the healing process and mend broken relationships
- having a safe place to express hurt grief and other emotional issues
- the establishment of new boundaries that can help support sobriety and enabling or codependent habits
- the setting of expectations from one another
Individual therapy is a one on one session where a single person sits with a therapist. This therapist is trained specifically for communication with the addict and understands the struggles that are current and those that are to come.
Benefits of individual therapy include:
- delving deeper into the cause of the addiction
- one-on-one communication
- a safe place to share thoughts and feelings without judgment
- a regular routine for scheduled appointments
Therapy isn’t just about family or one-on-one sessions. One of our most successful therapies is group therapy. It is similar to individual and family therapy in that there is a facilitator leading the group discussions. This is usually a therapist or a case manager that has expertise in leading these talks. Group therapy is beneficial because the members can communicate with one another and discuss problems and solutions for everyday issues as they relate to the addiction.
Benefits of group therapy include:
- peer to peer contact an communication
- a safe place for group members to express their feelings and receive feedback
- a routine schedule
- accountability for commitment to the group, to themselves, and the group facilitator
Recovering from your addiction isn’t just about listening to the advice of other people. Is about getting treatment from trained professionals who understand and have the ability to treat your struggles. Finding the specific methods that work isn’t always easy, which is why we step out of traditional therapies and offer holistic options as well. We know that the mind, the body, and soul need to be treated, and holistic therapy does just that.
Benefits of holistic therapy include:
- the use of no medications
- facilitation of a clear mind and body so you can focus on healing
- emotional well-being and stability
- a positive and healthy new activities and routines
Holistic therapy classes include massage, art therapy music therapy, , yoga, counseling, meditation and many more.
How Treatment Works
Opioid addiction can end by calling us today. Even if you’re not sure about treatment, even if you don’t understand how getting clean is going to happen, just pick up the phone and give us a call. We have staff waiting right now.
The first step to getting sober is detox. We will refer the addict to one of our partner facilities to get medical detox underway. Detox is not easy. As a matter of fact, it is very difficult. However, there is nothing more difficult than what is being endured right now as an opioid addict… even detox. If detox doesn’t happen, the addiction will continue. Detox is temporary, and with the support of medical staff, the symptoms can be managed safely in a supervised environment.
It typically lasts 5 to 7 days, with peak difficulty setting in around day three. Detox comes with withdrawal symptoms that can include vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, fever, chills, sweats, and nausea. An addict can get through it, as the symptoms are very similar to a severe cold or the flu.
Once the addict has completed detox successfully, the official treatment and the road to recovery can begin with one of our treatment programs.
Residential Treatment provides 24-7 care when the addict moves into our Greenville opioid rehab center. There will be no distractions; the only focus is treating the addiction in a positive, warm, and comfortable environment. All of the therapies listed above will be available and anytime the addict needs support, our medical staff is available. There will be no temptations, no one to enable the addiction, and the number one priority of residential treatment is to help the addict get sober.
Partial Hospitalization Program is also known as PHP, is a great option for clients who need fulltime care for their opioid addiction but want to live in another location independently. This can be at home, in a sober living facility, or in another location that promotes sobriety. The treatment is very similar to residential treatment minus the 24-7 care. All the therapies listed above are available for those individuals who want take part in the partial hospitalization program.
This plan is also successful as the step following residential treatment, as it helps an individual to transition from fulltime treatment to living independently while still receiving much-needed support and supervision on some level.
Intensive Outpatient Program is primarily for clients who have successfully completed Residential Treatment and/or PHP. This program is in place for those individuals who have a desire to attend school or work while still receiving treatment. Clients who participate in IOP are encouraged to also take part independently in a 12-step program, which can be a key part of establishing a network of fellowship. Patients are also invited to take part in therapies available at the treatment center here in Greenville.
What Makes Our Treatment Different
Our treatment here in Greenville is different because our facility is funded and managed by the very people who are in recovery themselves. We understand addiction because our employees have dealt with addiction themselves. Our environment is supportive and caring, and we will be with the addict at each step through the recovery process. Even on the most difficult days, the addict will take comfort in knowing that the new family in Greenville is here at the opioid rehab center.
We have one job, and that is to help the addict get to a new place that is a clean and sober life. Ant addict can do it, they deserve it, and we are here to help make it happen.
There Is No Better Time Than Now
We are here waiting for your call. You can remain anonymous, and you can ask any questions you want. Don’t wait another day and don’t wait another moment. Don’t battle your addiction alone. Our opioid rehab is ready to help.