If your life is being negatively impacted by alcohol, opioids, heroin, or other drugs, we are here to help you find a healthier life in recovery. Whether it’s called a substance use disorder, addiction, or drug dependency, struggling with substance use is not a moral failing. Addiction is a disease that can affect one’s emotional, mental, and physical health, so we address all of these areas in our approach to treatment. We also treat co-occurring mental health conditions that often go hand-in-hand with addiction, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma-based disorders.
Alcohol and drinking issues are common, and about 6% of Americans have an alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism, alcohol dependence, and alcohol abuse, such as binge drinking, are all problems that can negatively impact your life and those around you. Our detoxification and withdrawal management programs help people safely discontinue alcohol use and minimize withdrawal symptoms. Our residential and outpatient programs provide counseling as well as family support, using the latest research-tested treatment methods to give our patients the tools for a life in recovery.
Opioid, Painkiller, and Heroin Addiction
Opioids are a class of drugs such as those made from opium. They include many prescription painkillers as well as illegal drugs such as heroin.
Although use of these drugs can often begin with pain treatment for an injury, surgery, or chronic pain, prolonged use of some opioids can be highly addictive and cause devastating, life-threatening effects.
Some common prescription opioids are:
- Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percodan, Percocet)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet, Norco, Zohydro)
- Morphine (Kadian, Avinza, MS Contin)
- Fentanyl (Duragesic, Fentora)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
- Methadone (Dolophine)
- Oxymorphone (Opana)
Treatment for Opioids
Some people may begin crushing the pills to snort or inject the drug, or they may switch to heroin, which produces a similar effect on the brain and is often more accessible and affordable than prescription pills.
Typically the first stage for opioid treatment is withdrawal management (commonly called “detox”) to help minimize discomfort caused by withdrawal symptoms. Medication-assisted treatment uses medications to help patients control opioid cravings, allowing them to feel and function normally. Many people continue on with a treatment plan that includes individual and group counseling.
Other Substance Use Disorders Include
- Adderall, methamphetamine, and other stimulants
- Club drugs, such as GHB, Ketamine, and Rohypnol
- Synthetic marijuana (Spice, K2) and other synthetics