An opiate is medically described as any narcotic alkaloid derived from the opium poppy plant. Opiates are widely utilized both with legitimate medical reason and illicitly. Morphine, codeine, heroin, oxycodone and hydrocodone are all classified as opiates. A survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Family Services stated that in 2006, 20.4 million Americans ages 12 and older were illicit opiate users. This translates to 8.3 percent of the population. There were also 10.2 million persons who admitted to driving under the influence of illicit drugs in that same year. Opiate abuse and addiction are widely spread through the entire country, making the need for available treatment options for these addicts is more prevalent than ever.
Opiates act directly on the central nervous system, disrupting normal physiological functions and altering brain biochemistry. Continuous opiate abuse means the body changes to accommodate the presence of that opiate. It is important for you to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of opiate abuse and addiction in your loved one. Ask yourself the following questions:
Opiates are physically addictive drugs because they act directly on the central nervous system. For this reason, inpatient rehab may be recommended to treat this type of addiction. Inpatient rehab provides opiate addicts with round-the-clock support and supervision from counselors and medical professionals. This ensures their safety during treatment. Detox can be either medically aided or natural, though most physicians recommend a medically aided detox for opiate addiction. The medical aid replaces the opiate in the body but does not produce the same euphoric effects the actual drug might, making them a good option for a medical detox.
Following detox, patients enter counseling where they not only learn techniques to apply in their everyday lives, but work with therapists to understand the core reasons they abuse drugs.
We design personalized treatment programs to provide each abuser with the greatest chance of a successful recovery outcome. Our comprehensive networking system works hand in hand with all of the drug treatment centers in California.
At Drug Rehab California we know that each individual is unique and are treated as such. Deciding upon a treatment option in California, or anywhere can be a daunting task for any individual or family, we will guide you through each step of a comprehensive treatment plan for you or your loved one.
We realize that each individual is in a different financial situation and we will find treatment options for each individual regardless of their financial situation.