Opioids Addiction
Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid addiction is one of the more common forms of addiction in the U.S. with over 3 million citizens in the country struggling with opioid use disorder. Moreover, opioid addiction often begins with prescription drug abuse but can evolve into more severe issues. For example, about 80% of heroin users in the nation report pills as their initiation into opioid use. Similarly, with the Opioid Crisis and rise of synthetic opioids like fentanyl, opioid overdose is becoming more prevalent nationwide with over 80,000 opioid overdoses in 2021 alone.

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Bay Area Detox

Begin your recovery from opioid addiction with medical detox in a luxury setting licensed for alcohol detox.

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Bay Area Rehab

Work with our PhD clinicians to tackle the root causes of opioid addiction at our private, luxury rehab center.

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Bay Area IOP

Maintain sobriety from opioids with our day programs that help you develop and sustain the tools learned in rehab.

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Bay Area Sober Living

Find a community and live in a space dedicated to opioid recovery in our extended care program.

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What is Opioid Addiction?

Opioid addiction occurs when physical and psychological dependence is built on the chronic use of the drug. According to the National Library of Medicine, opioid addiction is defined as “a powerful, and compulsive urge to use opioids even when they are no longer required medically.” Unfortunately, with the impact the Opioid Epidemic has had on the nation in the past 2 decades, the opioid addiction problem has ballooned out of control.

What is Considered Opioid Use Disorder?

Opioid use disorder (OUD) is diagnosed on specific criteria including not being able to stop using or cut back on opioid use, failure to meet professional and social commitments, and more.

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Signs of Opioid Addiction

If you are worried that you or a loved one is dealing with an opioid addiction problem, there are a number of telltale signs to look out for. Some of the most common physical opioid addiction symptoms include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Unresponsive
  • Excessive weight changes
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Repressed breathing
  • Small pupils

There are also other behavioral signs including:

  • Avoiding contact with loved ones
  • Decreased interest in hobbies
  • Lower grades or work productivity
  • Increasingly isolated
  • An overall change in attitude

If you notice these signs in your loved one who you know is using opioid medication, it may be time to have a discussion or seek out the help of a professional.

Effects of Opioids

Prescription opioids are painkiller medications used to help people with pain management from the chronic pain that often occurs after surgery or another procedure. They are one of the most prescribed drugs across the nation, but that doesn’t mean they are safe. There are a number of dangerous side effects of opioids that can occur when misused, or even when taken as prescribed.

Short-Term Effects of Opioids

In the short-term, people who use opioids will experience some of the intended, prescribed effects of opioid, including:

  • Mental relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Feelings of euphoria

That said, if the drug is misused it can also lead to some more dangerous problems, including:

  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Confusion

However, these problems only get worse the more you continue to use the drug.

Long-Term Effects of Opioids

When used chronically, opioid abuse can lead to a number of dangerous long-term effects. Obviously, one of the most problematic effects is the development of dependence and, in turn, addiction to opioids.

Addiction brings its own slew of problems and increased risk factors, including:

  • Increased mental health problems
  • Increased spread of infectious diseases through injections
  • Increased risky behaviors
  • The use of other illicit drugs alone or in combination with opioids

As for opioids specifically, some of the dangerous long-term effects of opioids include:

  • Insomnia
  • Muscle pain
  • Heart infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Repressed breathing
  • Increased risk of drug overdoses

Along with these issues, anyone dealing with an addiction and physical dependence will struggle with withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug or try to get sober, which can be incredibly dangerous if done in a non-medical setting.

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Opioid Withdrawal

Opioid withdrawal, like all forms of substance withdrawal, occurs when someone with a physical dependence suddenly stops using. This sudden change can have major effects on the body as the brain has gotten used to the constant influx of the drug. When it vanishes it can lead to a number of mental and physical health problems that can last for nearly 2 weeks.

Can You Die From Opioid Withdrawal?

In some cases, opioid withdrawal syndrome can be life-threatening. Because opioid withdrawal can be deadly, it is vital to seek a medical detox program to help the user through this situation.

Opioid Detox

If you think that you or a loved one is dealing with an opiate addiction problem, don’t risk the dangers of opioid withdrawal alone – it is vital to seek out the help of a professional opioid detox center.

Because opioid withdrawal can be deadly, going to a professional opioid detox program will ensure that you are medically monitored 24/7 as you fight through the uncomfortable and life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. During this time, medical professionals will ensure you are getting the proper fluids and that your symptoms are properly managed to make sure you stay safe.

Opioid Withdrawal Medications

To help clients deal with opioid withdrawal symptoms, forms of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) are available. The two most common forms of MAT for opioids include methadone and buprenorphine. These forms of medication will help clients deal with the uncomfortable symptoms early in sobriety so they can focus their attention on the treatment at hand.

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Opioid Rehab & Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction, or perhaps the situation has evolved into a heroin addiction problem, it is vital to seek the help of a professional opioid treatment program Reflections is a high-end rehab facility in Northern California. Our staff of addiction experts utilizes evidence-based, experiential, and holistic behavioral therapies and treatment modalities to ensure that every client has what they need to commit to their sobriety.

Our opioid treatment center can help with every level of care from detox all the way through to aftercare and even sober living. Addiction is a tough journey, no doubt about it. We want to be there every step of the way to make the process as easy as possible and give you a team to lean on in times of need.

Along with the levels of care we offer as well as the advanced features of treatment, we offer specialized tracks of our addiction treatment programs including private/VIP rehab, business rehab track, and LGBT-focused treatment. All of these are in place to make sure our clients, from any walk of life, can receive treatment without worry.
Please call the team at our opioid addiction rehab centers to get the process started today.

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Reflections works directly with your insurance to help make the treatment process as affordable as possible for all clients. Our admissions team will work with you to help you understand the benefits provided by your employer plan. We often work with:

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