Opioids are a type of drug used to treat pain, and when used properly they can be legal and safe. Drugs such as Oxycontin and Vicodin are classified as opiates and are familiar to most Americans, since more than 250 million prescriptions are filled each year. Unfortunately, the pain-relieving qualities of opiates also make them terribly addictive, and the CDC reports that 46 Americans die every single day from overdosing on opiates. While opiates can have a positive role to play in the recovery of countless patients, addiction to opiates can be life-threating and should be treated by a qualified facility immediately.
One of the primary reasons that addiction to opiates is so dangerous is that tolerance quickly builds up in the body of the addict. As the addict’s body adjusts to the regular intake of painkillers, it takes a higher quantity of the opiate to produce the desired effect. Eventually, the addict will begin taking opiates at doses that can lead to heart failure and cardiac arrest, and it’s only a matter of time before the consequences are lethal.
If you are addicted to opiates, it’s critical to enter our detox facility and be weaned off of these potentially life-threatening drugs. You’re certainly not alone: over 30 million people around the world are addicted to opioids, including more than 2 million in America alone. What’s important is that you provide yourself with the best chance of achieving a full recovery, which is most likely if you undertake a supervised detox at a licensed facility staffed by clinical professionals. Opiate withdrawal is not something to experience alone, as the length and severity of the symptoms can be painful and relentless.
Our private residential facility enables patients to end their opiate addiction under the caring oversight of a medical staff, including board-certified doctors, licensed nurses, and addiction therapists. By tailoring the detox process to the needs of each individual patient, we strive to maximize comfort and efficacy throughout the healing process. Attempting to go through withdrawal on your own can be challenging, painful, and often unsuccessful—we’re here to help you deal with your addiction.