The Villa Treatment Center understands that this can be a difficult time for all coming into a treatment program if you have been confronted with the idea of substance or prescription opiate addiction by your loved ones. Many clients that come through our facility for opiate dependence treatment are ashamed and fearful for a variety of reasons.
There is no need to be afraid of treatment as we offer a set of individualized treatment plans that can help your recovery from the abuse of opiates successfully.
Opiates are Highly Abused
Many people have heard of the term opiate, but not everyone is familiar with what prescription opiates are. Opiates are more commonly known as pain medications. There are a wide variety of pain medications that become available to help those dealing with debilitating painful sensations that can make their lives nonfunctional. Although these opiates are created to help the general population manage their pain and allow them to live their lives free of it, the overuse of these drugs with either increased pain or tolerance development is dangerous. As the body gets used to these numbing pain medications, the liver processes these drugs, and chemical receptors in the body can grow, increasing the need of these stimulants.
Unfortunately, the problem with overconsumption with these opiates comes from the often pleasurable side effects that can come with increased use as well. Opiates are known for their ability to cause feelings of euphoria, feelings of exaggerated happiness that is nearly impossible to compare to reality. When these drugs are removed from the system, opiate addicts will feel like reality can no longer measure up to the feelings the drugs have produced. Many of those addicted to heroin, morphine, Oxycontin and Vicodin exhibit this sensational withdrawal and have a difficult time readjusting.
Because of their ability to become addictive, there have been many points in history where the drug was banned from use from treatments and recreational use. The increasingly high chance that someone will overdose when consuming an opiate puts this drug at the top of the list for highly monitored medically used drugs. Since the banning of pure opiates from society for recreational use, there have been medical advances to create alternative forms of opiates. Opiates began as a treatment for pain relief since they mimic some of the body’s naturally created pain reducers. Unfortunately, because of their other pleasurable effects apart from removing pain they have become increasingly abused within hospitals and clinics as well.