How to Achieve Opioid Addiction Recovery

Opioids are strong prescription painkillers that have become an epidemic in the US. Opioid addiction often develops when you begin to increase the prescribed doses. Commonly abused medication in this category includes methadone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol, and fentanyl. Street heroin is an opioid that is widely abused too. If you are battling an opioid use disorder, Northern Illinois Recovery can help you achieve long-term recovery through evidence-based programs.

Opioid Addiction and Rehab Treatment Plans

If you go contrary to your doctor’s opioid prescription, you will likely develop a dependence on the pills. Therefore, avoid taking pills for recreational purposes or borrowing other people’s prescriptions. However, you can still develop an opioid use disorder even when you take your pills with strict conformity to your doctor’s advice.

Opioid dependence is a severe mental health issue that forces you to use the drugs uncontrollably. You continue using, even when it is apparent that the substance is causing harmful side effects.

Opioid addiction recovery is achievable. You can access a customized opioid addiction treatment program that can incorporate rehab therapies such as:

What to Expect at Rehab

Withdrawal symptoms can be painful, stressful, and even life-threatening. Your therapist will likely use methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine to help treat the condition.
The medication eases painful withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings.

Talk therapy is a crucial part of opioid addiction treatment and recovery. It aims to help you heal, rebuild broken relationships, acquire coping skills, and stick with other care plans.
Individual therapy for opioid addiction recovery involves having a private conversation with your therapist about your opioid use disorder. You may share life challenges with your therapist, including family problems, financial stresses, and legal concerns.

CBT can show you how to eliminate unhealthy thought processes that often lead to substance use. It equips you with coping skills, such as stress management, to overcome triggers that push you to abuse opioids.

Contingency management motivates you to adopt healthy behaviors as an alternative to opioid use.

If you have a severe form of opioid addiction, you may need a medically monitored detox and around-the-clock care. You can access such services under a residential treatment plan, which requires you to live within the facility’s confines, especially during the program’s initial stages. An outpatient program allows you to receive treatment without having to make significant changes to your daily schedule. You can live at home and receive treatment during odd hours, like before and after work, during lunchtime, and over the weekends.

You can maintain focus on recovery through programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery), Narcotics Anonymous, and 12-step programs. Aftercare programs also instill coping skills and celebrate success with others.

Group and Family Therapy

Sometimes, you need motivation from others who have also had similar experiences with opioid use disorders. Group therapy offers you an opportunity to share your successes, learn from other people’s mistakes, and form strong social bonds.

Group therapy offers an excellent opportunity to make new friends who can encourage you to achieve your goal of overcoming substance abuse.

An opioid use disorder can break even the strongest family bonds. As such, your recovery from the habit also entails healing the broken relationships. Family therapy helps all members to heal so that they can help you recover faster.

Contact Northern Illinois Recovery for Expert Help

If you are struggling with opioid addiction, get in touch with our rehab center for expert help. You can overcome any substance use disorder through customized evidence-based therapies. Call Northern Illinois Recovery at 855.786.1978 to speak to our rehab professionals.