With the opiate crisis in the United States growing worse annually, it’s important to have facilities like Ashley Addiction Treatment. Our rehab center uses proven methods to treat opiate addiction. Before coming to treatment, knowing the signs of your addiction is the first step.
The Different Forms of Opiate Addiction
Opiates are derived from the opium plant. Certain medications contain opiates, and drugs like heroin contain opioids which are the synthetic version of the drug. As of 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 91 people die each day from opiates. Many opiate users also abuse prescription medications like:
Opiate addiction can be difficult to diagnose. You may have a prescription for these medications, but that doesn’t mean you’re safe from developing an addiction. Many people receive an opiate prescription for pain. It’s possible to start using the medication for the high rather than the pain relief. Many people abuse opiates first before turning to a dangerous drug like heroin.
Having a Severe Opiate Addiction
Ashley Treatment guarantees help whether you’re using heroin or abusing prescription medications. You may realize you have a problem but can’t stop. Chronic relapses are very common for people with an opiate addiction. You’re not alone. Relapse is much more likely if you are mentally dependent on the drugs.
The first step to our rehab process is detox. By getting rid of your physical dependency, treatment is more successful and comfortable.
Breaking the Opiate Addiction Habit
Discovering that you have no control over your drug use can make you feel hopeless. There’s actually a scientific reason for this related to our reward-based learning process. Triggers like stress, sadness, anger, or loneliness motivate continued drug abuse. When experiencing stressors, you’re more likely to use. Using may make stressors non-existent. This cyclical behavior tells the brain that using is how you’ll get relief when experiencing that same trigger.
Relapse occurs because your brain is wired to turn to opiates whenever triggered. This is why Ashley Treatment offers unique inpatient treatment for individual clients. Through our inpatient program, you’ll find safety from cravings, and your brain will begin to heal. Part of the therapeutic process is retraining your brain with new, healthy behaviors.
We can help reverse your brain’s cyclical behavior. Through our program, you’ll go through successful, evidence-based addiction treatment methods. These clinical care approaches are scientifically proven to help rewire the brain. As you go through our program, your cravings will lessen and you’ll have the opportunity to create a new life.
Our facility is located in Havre de Grace, Maryland, and we have a wide range of programs for men and women. We also have a Young Adult Extended Care Program specifically for young men between the ages of 18–25. This long-term care is statistically proven to help you avoid relapse.
Discover how our innovative, integrated, and holistic program can lead to a brighter, substance-free future. Call Ashley Addiction Treatment today at 866-313-6307.