Millions of Americans suffer from opioid addiction every year. Even more concerningly, opioid addiction is a growing concern for its contribution to recent increases in overdose deaths across the country. Opioids are commonly referred to as narcotics. Some examples include prescription pain relievers like oxycodone and fentanyl. Heroin, an illegal drug, is also an opioid.
Finding comprehensive, high-quality care is key to overcoming opioid addiction. The Arbor’s opioid addiction treatment program near Austin, Texas, is set up to provide a customized, whole-body approach to treating addiction. No matter your past, The Arbor is ready to help you dream up a better future through our opioid rehab program. Contact us at 844.413.2690 to learn more about our many substance abuse treatment programs.
Opioid Addiction Treatment Program
The Arbor’s opioid addiction treatment program caters to the individual through both residential and outpatient treatment options. Residential treatment is best for people with extended or severe addictions as it can take a high level of care to produce results in those cases. Outpatient treatment offers clients more flexibility and independence, which naturally come with less structure and oversight. The Arbor conducts an initial evaluation that helps in recommending a treatment program that is best and most likely to lead to sobriety.
Opioid Rehab Program Therapies
Therapy and counseling are commonly matched with medications to holistically address a client’s needs during recovery. The therapies generally employed in treating opioid addiction are:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Contingency management
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
Behavioral therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy address the relationship between thoughts and actions and work to improve both. They also aim to address the root causes of someone’s addiction. Interventions like motivational interviewing and contingency management work to improve a person’s core motivation and use incentives to support recovery.
Opioid Addiction Treatment
The Arbor’s opioid rehab center specifically addresses the role of the family in overcoming addiction through a set of robust family services. This includes family therapy and expands to elements like our family support group and our monthly family programming.
The entire goal of The Arbor’s family services is to facilitate families in coming together and healing as a unit. Every month for three days, The Arbor brings in family members of people in addiction treatment for the whole family to receive counseling, services, support, and education. In addition, families are welcome to attend a weekly support group designed to aid in navigating the addiction of someone they love.
Opioids and Breathing
Opioids can affect breathing because they change neurochemical activity in the brain stem. At the same time, they block pain messages transmitted through the spinal cord from the rest of the body, reinforcing drug-taking behavior by altering emotion-controlling limbic system activities. In some cases, slowed breathing can be life-threatening and lead to coma or permanent brain damage. Risks are even higher when opioids are mixed with other substances, including benzodiazepines, alcohol, and other opioids. Managing opioid addiction may seem insurmountable, but it is absolutely possible in the right environment.
Find Healing at The Arbor
The Arbor’s 67-acre ranch near Austin, Texas, is the perfect place to get away from the stressors of life and finally achieve the healing you deserve. The Arbor experience connects clients to nature, to themselves, and to each other.
Addiction is a disease that negatively impacts the mind and body in myriad ways. Only through addressing the entirety of an individual’s needs can addiction be overcome. We do exactly that through a range of offerings like single-gender treatment programs, dual diagnosis treatment, and equine-assisted therapy. Find healing through The Arbor’s opioid rehab program by calling 844.413.2690 today.