The opioid epidemic has become even more of a problem as a result of the pandemic. If you or someone you love is struggling with an opiate addiction, our medical experts at Fresh Start Recovery Center encourage you to reach out today. Fresh Start offers an opioid addiction treatment program that can help you find lasting recovery. Contact Fresh Start today at 833.625.0398, and a trained professional will help you determine the right treatment options for you.
4 Benefits of an Opiate Treatment Program
1. Medically Supervised Detox
Opiate addiction changes the way your mind and body function. As a result, cravings and withdrawal symptoms are common. When a client enters inpatient detox, they take a break from their everyday life to focus on self-care and recovery from their addiction.
During a properly structured medical detox program, trained medical experts collaborate with clients on a treatment plan. There is typically an emphasis on group work as well as individual counseling.
Detox programs are not a standalone treatment for opiate addiction. Clients who complete a detox program without a comprehensive rehabilitation program have an increased risk of relapse. Once you have completed a detox program, it’s an ideal time to begin individual and group therapy. In certain instances, overlapping detox programs and rehabilitation programs is a method to keep clients motivated to move forward with their recovery.
2. A Wide Range of Treatment Options
Recovery from an opiate addiction is challenging. Self-discipline, mindfulness, and willpower are necessary skills a person needs to learn if they want to achieve long-term sobriety. The medical professionals at Fresh Start’s opiate addiction treatment program provide expert care and support from the moment you enter one of our facilities in Maryland. Fresh Start offers a wide range of effective opiate addiction treatment options, including:
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
This treatment program helps address all aspects of addiction. Clients can choose a condensed version of treatment to fit their particular schedule, so they are able to meet family and work obligations.
Outpatient Treatment Program (OT)
In an outpatient program, patients have the ability to return home daily. During the recovery process, patients still experience the same individual and group therapies offered in other programs. This treatment is typically a better option for those with a mild addiction or for those who have relapsed and need a structured means of getting back on the path to recovery.
Patients who live in sober living homes slowly transition back to everyday life. This is a great option for clients who need to focus on reinforcing what they learned in rehab. Community housing, as part of your opiate addiction treatment program, helps strengthen new healthy habits you acquire during rehab.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Clients can continue to fulfill some responsibilities and obligations while in rehab. PHP allows clients to receive top-quality care while building a support network. Time spent outside the treatment center allows clients to test new sober-living strategies and then discuss and reflect on what they have learned in group sessions.
3. Therapy and Counseling
Therapy and counseling are used to help clients work through issues like past trauma while in a supportive environment. Common therapeutic techniques include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – Therapists use CBT techniques to help teach patients the necessary life skills to maintain a healthy and positive outlook as they move forward on the path to sober living.
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – Counselors teach clients how to accept their personal situation and learn therapeutic techniques that promote positive thinking and healthy behaviors.
- Health and wellness education – Clients learn to regain a sense of purpose, experience joy, and develop healthy relationships. All of these contribute to overall well-being as much as our physical health.
- Eye desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) – A therapeutic method designed to help clients recover from trauma, PTSD, panic disorders, and other mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
4. Relapse Prevention and Aftercare
Relapse prevention combines evidence-based treatment and holistic care to identify triggers and high-risk situations that might result in relapse. A prevention strategy begins during detox and continues through each stage of your recovery.
The underlying purpose of a relapse prevention program is to provide optimal support so clients can manage cravings and high-risk triggers once they return to everyday life. Fresh Start helps clients develop positive relationships with their therapist, family, friends, and others who are also on the path to recovery.
Aftercare services provide support for clients navigating temptations once in pursuit of sober living. This helps provide a safety net when you struggle with willpower. Aftercare programs help support clients on the path to long-term recovery.
Contact Us Today to Get the Fresh Start You Deserve
Fear of withdrawal can keep those with opiate addictions from taking the life-changing step towards recovery. Fresh Start’s highly trained admissions staff are available 24/7 at 833.625.0398 to address any of your fears or concerns and help you develop a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you. We want you to keep in mind that you are not alone. Recovery is just a step away.