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Opioid Addiction

The word “opiate” refers to natural derivatives of the opium poppy, such as morphine and codeine, while “opioid” refers to both opiates and a wide range of synthetic compounds. Opioids are useful for pain management and cough suppression for patients with severe lung conditions; however, they are also among the most abused patient drugs. Opioids are easy to obtain, readily prescribed by doctors, and highly addictive. Opioid addiction has, in fact, become an epidemic problem that has killed tens of thousands of Americans and even garnered the attention of federal legislators.

Enterhealth provides opioid addiction treatment for opiates like heroin and prescription pain medications.

Enterhealth Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs

At Enterhealth, we have successfully helped combat, treat, and manage opioid addictions for:

Opioid Withdrawal Medications

At Enterhealth, we may prescribe the following anti-addiction medications to reduce opioid cravings and relieve withdrawal symptoms:

  • Suboxone
  • Vivitrol (naltrexone)

    The Enterhealth Approach To Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs

    At Enterhealth Inpatient Drug Rehab, our team of board-certified addiction psychiatrists, physicians, neuropsychologist, and other experts take a holistic approach to treating opioid addiction. They combine their training and expertise with the latest evidence-based mental health therapies and pharmacological techniques to help those suffering from opioid addiction regain control, sobriety, and stability in their lives.

    Proven to be more effective than traditional addiction treatment programs, the Enterhealth team developed a science-based set of treatments and protocols based on the latest medical research from the National Institute of Health identifying alcohol and drug dependency as a treatable chronic brain disease.

    Opioid Withdrawal Stabilization

    What can I expect?

    The first step to recovery starts with detoxifying your body. Enterhealth Ranch provides supervised residential (or inpatient) drug detox services for opioid addiction with 24-hour nursing and medical staff available at any hour of the day. The opioid withdrawal stabilization process is a crucial first step to recovery. It should only be done under the supervision of a physician with formal training in alcohol/drug addiction treatment.

    Common & Severe Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

    Depending on which opioids were abused and for how long, the signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal symptoms may vary. These symptoms can include:

    • Anxiety and restlessness
    • Irritability
    • Sweating, nausea, and tremors
    • Sneezing
    • Anorexia
    • Nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps
    • Sleep disturbances
    • Intense cravings to relapse
    • In extreme cases, death

    These problems vary in severity and duration depending on the specific drug dose and duration of use. How long it takes for the opioid withdrawal symptoms to appear also varies. For example, heroin abusers typically occur six to ten hours after the last injection. In contrast, those addicted to methadone may not experience opioid withdrawal symptoms for over 48 hours after the last dose.

    Please Note: withdrawal stabilization is not treatment

    Opioid Withdrawal stabilization is not a treatment but serves only to remove the substance safely out of the body to start the treatment phase.