In an address to a congressional committee in 2014, Dr. Nova Volkow presented findings on behalf of the National Institute on Drug Abuse regarding what she called the “serious global problem” of opiate addiction and related substance abuse disorders. As of 2012, she said, as many as 36 million people were abusing both illegal and legal opiates globally. Additionally, as many as 2.1 million Americans were dealing with substance abuse issues linked to prescription pain relievers. While the popularity of certain drugs fluctuate over the years, opiate addiction is still a major national health issue today. In fact, the opiate crisis has led to the largest percentage of admissions to medical and rehab facilities for drug treatment to date.
About Opioid Dependence
Opiates – from heroin to prescription drugs – can be some of the more difficult drugs to stop using. Even if someone recognizes the consequences of drug use, they might not be physically able to stop. Opiates directly influence the brain, telling the body that it needs opiates to function. The body then becomes dependent on opiates; it thinks it can’t survive if you stop using the drug. The result of dependence is that you experience withdrawals when you stop using the drugs. Physical dependency, also known as chemical dependency, can occur even outside some of the emotional and mental aspects associated with chronic addiction. You can even become physically dependent on opiates after taking them as part of a prescription treatment plan.
Medically-Supervised Detox for Opiate Dependence
At Lumiere Healing Centers, our facility is Joint Commission Gold Seal Accredited. You can rely on the professionalism and safety of every service, including medically-supervised detox. Opiate detox in an inpatient environment will help you overcome opiate addiction without the more severe and dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Our fully licensed staff works with you to treat withdrawal symptoms provide you with step-down medications to make the recovery process easier.
Following Opiate Addiction Detox with Rehab and Aftercare
Depending on what led you to drug use and what other issues you might be dealing with, following detox, you can choose to remain in a residential environment for rehab or step down into various outpatient or aftercare treatment options. In some cases, such as when you’re dealing with pure physical dependency, detox may be the only treatment you seek.
Our Rehabs in Ohio
At Lumiere Healing Centers, we work to provide you with personalized treatment plans that help you meet your goals. You do have a say in how you seek a drug-free life, and our caring counselors and other staff members work with you to put your goals into action via proven, safe and effective treatments.
Call today for more information about Opiate Addiction Detox at our state-of-the-art facility – Call Lumiere Healing Centers today at 855-598-3048.