Soul Sanctuary was created to heal the souls of individuals at the depth of despair over their addiction to drugs and alcohol. We are a small residential rehab facility located in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA right on the ocean.
Opioids are used for prescription drug treatment to help with pain management or reduce anxiety. Due to its highly addictive qualities, including the euphoria achieved through large doses, there is a risk of developing opioid use disorder (OUD). Opioids target the brain’s nerve receptors; when used regularly over a long period, the brain’s chemicals will change and grow dependent on the drug to function correctly. At Soul Sanctuary, we provide opioid detoxification and treatment to help you end your drug abuse.
Addiction to opioids is a rising epidemic within the United States. It is increasingly difficult for an addict to quit and dangerous to do so on their own. Withdrawal from opioids can cause painful symptoms, preventing those symptoms from occurring is often why addicts will relapse. Our Laguna Beach rehab utilizes evidence-based practices, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as part of our treatment programs.
Opioid addiction is a chronic medical condition that causes long-term damage to the brain and body. The first step in treating this condition is for patients to go through the detoxification process.
Detox is a process in which the body flushes out the opioids in its system in a safe and secure environment. The ultimate goal of opioid detox is to successfully sever the body’s dependency on the drug while minimizing the withdrawal’s uncomfortable effects.
Structured medical treatment facilities provide patients with round-the-clock monitoring by doctors and clinicians. Medical professionals can provide medication that is designed to ease the withdrawal symptoms. These medications can help reduce cravings and prevent relapse.
Detox is a crucial first step in treating substance abuse. Patients will be unable to focus on the underlying causes of their addiction if they are still physically dependent on opioids. Once the body no longer suffers from cravings, a patient will have an easier transition into the next treatment phase.
There are several ways to accomplish a successful opioid detox. However, each case is different and needs to be handled in a way that is best for the individual patient. Once the patient has been admitted into the treatment center, they will be assessed by a medical professional team. They will determine a treatment plan and a course of action for the detox phase; this will usually include the type of medication that will be most effective for the patient. Using medication, while simultaneously participating in behavioral therapies after the withdrawal period, has proven to be a beneficial form of treatment.
Opioid dependence can be challenging to overcome, not only because of its euphoric effects and ability to block pain; but because an addict wants to avoid the withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal happens when the user will suddenly stop taking the drug. While the opioid is leaving the system, it can produce a multitude of symptoms depending on the severity of the drug addiction.
Withdrawal symptoms for opioids are usually not life-threatening; however, they will still cause discomfort, pain, and psychological distress. Some of the withdrawal symptoms an opioid addict could experience include:
The easiest way for an addict to avoid these symptoms is to continue using, creating an endless cycle of abuse. Using medication can help to abate the worst of the symptoms and prevent relapse.
The length of the withdrawal period is dependent on the severity of the addiction. However, most of the symptoms will fade after ten to fourteen days. A patient going through withdrawal will experience four stages:
At Soul Sanctuary, we provide the best in-house care available. Patients can detox in a safe and secure facility that can meet their individualized needs. Our Laguna Beach rehab uses medication-assisted treatment to help ease the intense withdrawal symptoms. Through our detox program patients will be encouraged to remain in treatment for an extended period, increasing their chances of a successful recovery.
Learn more about Soul Sanctuary’s detox program and how we can help you take the first step in overcoming your addiction.
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