Starlite Recovery Center in Texas helps individuals struggling with opioid addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. The expert & caring staff at Starlite will help you or your loved one smoothly transition from detoxification to our residential rehab center.
Learn more about Opioid abuse treatment at Starlite Recovery Center in Texas
Abusing opioids such as heroin, morphine, or prescription pain medications can lead to addiction, which can be extremely difficult to overcome without professional treatment. If you have become dependent upon an opioid, but do not get effective treatment, you may continue to experience a host of negative outcomes.
One of the first challenges that a person encounters when attempting to stop abusing opioids is the onset of withdrawal. When you have become addicted to opioids, if you try to stop or significantly reduce your use of these drugs, you may quickly begin to experience a variety of distressing symptoms. This process is known as withdrawal. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be so severe that you can find yourself pushed back into opioid use in an attempt to escape the physical and psychological pain.
Because you must stop using opioids prior to starting treatment, an inability to get through withdrawal can keep you trapped in the self-defeating cycle of opioid abuse. Thankfully, help is available.
When you receive treatment at a program that offers detoxification, or detox, your body will be cleared of opioids in a safe and comfortable environment, and then you can transition directly to the next level of care. Detox will get you through the withdrawal process with minimal pain and maximum safety, and will prepare you to fully engage in the therapeutic interventions that will help you to achieve long-term recovery.
What happens during Opioid withdrawal
When you become addicted to heroin, prescription painkillers, or another opioid, your body adapts to the presence of the drug. As noted in the previous section, when you are addicted to an opioid and then try to stop using that substance, your body will react with a variety of unpleasant symptoms.
Common physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal include painful abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive perspiration, watery eyes, runny nose, and muscle and bone pain. Psychological symptoms of opioid withdrawal may include agitation, anxiety, paranoia, depression, and insomnia.
The intensity of these symptoms, combined with the knowledge that they can be eliminated by once again engaging in opioid use, can quickly derail even the most dedicated efforts to stop using these dangerous drugs.
However, when you choose to rid your body of opioids via detoxification at Starlite Recovery Center, you will have the medical supervision and therapeutic support that will empower you to successfully complete this phase of your recovery journey.
Detoxification for Opioid addiction at Starlite Recovery Center
Throughout your time in detox at Starlite Recovery Center, you will be cared for by experienced and compassionate professionals. These dedicated men and women are familiar with all aspects of opioid detoxification, and are prepared to protect your health and well-being throughout the experience.
When you are in detox at Starlite, you will have no access to heroin, prescription painkillers, or other opioids, which protects you from immediate relapse. Also, depending upon the symptoms that you experience, you may receive medical and/or therapeutic support to ease discomfort.
While still in detox, you may have the opportunity to begin participating in some of the types of therapy that will be included in your personalized treatment plan at the residential level. This will allow you to become familiar with some of the processes that will be important components of your treatment experience.
Your time in detox may also provide you with the opportunity to form healthy relationships with others who are also in the early stages of recovery from opioid addiction. A strong connection to the recovery community can be an essential source of strength and support as you work to establish a healthy opioid-free life.
Long-term benefits of detox for Opioid addiction
It is difficult to overstate the degree to which untreated opioid addiction can undermine your ability to live a healthy and productive life. If you have tried to end your opioid use on your own, and failed to accomplish this task, the sense of shame and frustration can further complicate your life.
When you complete detox at Starlite, you protect yourself from future harm, you have the opportunity to begin to heal from past damage, and you enter the next phase of your recovery journey with a sense of accomplishment.
Successfully completing detox will demonstrate that you are capable of achieving an objective that you may have once believed was beyond your ability. The path to recovery is neither short nor easy, but every time you overcome an obstacle, you increase your self-confidence and expand your understanding of what you can accomplish.
Completing detoxification is just one part of your recovery experience, but it can be an essential part that will provide you with a lifetime of benefits. Increased confidence, physical strength, emotional clarity, a renewed sense of purpose, an expanded capacity for hope, and a connection with the global recovery community are just a few of the many long-term benefits that you may experience during detox at Starlite.
If you are ready to pursue a healthier future, free from opioid use, please contact Starlite Recovery Center at your earliest convenience. Your healthier future may be much closer than you realize.