Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment
Whispering Oaks Lodge has developed a comprehensive treatment approach for clients that are ready to acknowledge their addiction to prescription drugs and are seeking help for that addiction. Often someone may have been prescribed a painkiller after an injury, but the person began to use those pills in ways other than directed, and soon after a dependency emerged. Other times, physicians prescribe potentially addictive drugs to patients suffering from depression, anxiety, insomnia, or other psychiatric conditions caused by chemical imbalances.
At Whispering Oaks Lodge we treat a wide range of prescription drug addictions, including, but not limited to:
- Addiction to Xanax
- Addiction to Adderall
- Addiction to Benzodiazepines
- Addiction to Vicodin
- Addiction to Ritalin
- Addiction to Ambien
- Addiction to Percocet
- Addiction to Valium
- Addiction to Morphine
- Addiction to Percodan
- Addiction to Oxycodone
Our prescription addiction treatment services go well beyond addiction to painkillers. We are one of a few treatment centers in the southeast that can help with nearly all classes of prescription drugs.
If you or a loved one are struggling with Prescription Drug Addiction, speak with someone today and learn about your options. (877) 419-3005
Outpatient Treatment for Prescription Drug Abuse
For those that are unable to take the time away for our 45-day residential treatment program and require a more flexible first step to recovery, Whispering Oaks Lodge also offers an intensive outpatient program in Lafayette and Shreveport, Louisiana. This program is available to anyone who lives in those areas or is staying near those locations for an extended period of time and needs help with their prescription drug addiction.
In the last twenty years, opioid and opiate addiction have increased significantly. The increase has been so dramatic that the federal government went as far as to pass the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 to help manage the problem.
According to data released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2018, approximately 128 people die in the United States each day from opiate addiction. The CDC further stated that this number might be much higher, but many people who have died from these drugs are not reported accurately.
Because of the significant number of deaths and high addiction rates of using opiates and opioids, the CDC has declared that there is an epidemic of addiction concerning these drugs.
The Difference Between Opiates and Opioids
Although many people use the words opiates and opioids interchangeably, there is a technical difference between these two drugs.
Opiates are considered natural drugs because they come directly from the poppy plant. This includes opium, morphine, and codeine.
Opioids are considered synthetic drugs because they are partially or completely made from synthetic materials to mimic the effects of opium products. This would include drugs like oxytocin, oxycodone, heroin, and fentanyl. Read more on The History of Opioid Addiction.
Fentanyl is perhaps the most dangerous of all the opioids that are being used illegally. Fentanyl is so strong that it is considered to be 100 times stronger than heroin.
In the end, whether it is an opiate or an opioid, both are highly addictive compounds that require the use of an addiction treatment center to end dependency.
Treatment Is Available For Opiate and Opioid Addictions
If you have an addiction to an opiate or opioid, there is help available. Working with an addiction treatment counselor at a drug rehab can help you overcome your addiction and create a drug-free future. There are many treatment programs available.
Opiate addictions are very serious. These drugs not only impact your physical health, but they can change you emotionally as well. Getting treatment to help your addiction must include care for all areas of your health, including emotional support. Successful recovery requires that all areas of your well being are addressed and helped.
Detox is the First Step
The physical detox is just the first step to recovering from addiction. If you have been addicted to opiates, you will need to address the areas of your life that lead you to that addiction and discover how to prevent it from happening again. Learning to love and care for yourself again is a part of recovery.
Recovery is Real
The wonderful news is that there are recovery centers that are designed to help anyone overcome an addiction to opiates or opioids. It does not matter how long you have been coping with addiction; it just matters that you are ready to put it behind you and start a new future drug-free.
Yes, the opioid epidemic is very real, and it has some very scary facts and figures. However, every time someone decides to enter into a recovery program, these figures will drop, and the opiate epidemic will eventually be a thing of the past.