Recent data about addiction in the United States is concerning. More than ten million people annually abuse opioids or opiates of some kind. However, only about 10% of the people who need professional rehab receive it. If you or someone you know is in danger of becoming a statistic, it’s time to seek an opiate addiction treatment program.
Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) offers high-quality, evidence-based treatment for opiate addiction. We would love to answer your questions today, offer guidance, and help usher you toward the healthy, sober life you deserve. Call today at 844.442.8673 or fill out our online form, and we’ll get back to you quickly.
Do You Need an Opiate Addiction Treatment Program?
Unapproved use of any drug is abuse and dangerous. Some opiates have medical uses, such as codeine, often used in prescription cough suppressants. Another common opiate is morphine, commonly used for pain relief at the end of life or after major surgery. Whether you are using a street drug like heroin or a prescription opiate not as prescribed, it’s abuse.
One of the first signs is physical symptoms. You exhibit any or all of these signs of regular drug abuse:
- Dry mouth
- Flushed skin
- Constricted pupils
- Falling asleep suddenly
- Slow breathing
- Loss of self-control
- Feelings of heaviness
- Confused thinking or disorientation
- Difficulty making decisions
- Memory loss
- Excessive sleepiness at random times
If you’re struggling with an addiction to opiates, you may suspect or have been diagnosed with one or more of these conditions:
- Kidney, heart, and liver damage or disease
- Blood clots, heart attack, stroke
- Frequent infections (weakened immune system)
- Rheumatologic issues (auto-immune responses)
- Blood poisoning
- Sexual dysfunction, amenorrhea, infertility
Your drug use has superseded financial responsibility because acquiring your next fix is more important than heat, food, or rent. You are in debt over your head and have no plan to fix it.
Noticing Changes in Yourself
The things you once cared about, the people you once loved, the career you valued, the principles you held dear have been pushed aside, and your addiction is now in control.
If you checked off any of the things on the above list, you have found the answer to the question, “When is it time to seek out treatment?” PAATC can help. Call us at 844.442.8673 for assistance and information, or use our online form.
How Opiate Addiction Treatment Could Help You
Although addiction is not curable, as it is a chronic disease, professional treatment for opiate addiction improves long-term recovery outcomes. An opiate addiction treatment center can offer the support, evidence-based therapies, and tools that will help you regain control of your life and manage your addiction. Opiate addiction treatment programs provide:
- Medically managed detox for maximum comfort and safety
- A trigger-free environment to permit healing to begin
- Knowledgeable, professional guidance and support from professionals as you practice sober life skills
- Doctors and therapists who can diagnose co-occurring disorders provide proven integrated treatment if you have a dual diagnosis
- Peer support opportunities which evidence shows greatly benefit people in recovery
If you give yourself the gift of professional opiate addiction treatment, the knowledgeable care provided by mental health and medical clinicians will increase your chances of successful long-term outcomes.
Contact Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge
There are never any guarantees, but at PAATC, we want you to have the best shot at the life you want. We know addiction cannot be successfully addressed without treating the whole person. Our faith-centered, evidence-based programs offer wrap-around care for your whole being—body, heart, and mind. You deserve to have hope for a sober, healthy, and happy life, and you can, with PAATC’s help. Reach out today. We are waiting to hear from you. All you have to do is call 844.442.8673 or fill out our easy online form.