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Opioid Addiction Treatment

What starts out as a simple prescription medication can spiral into a devastating addiction.

Opioid Addiction Can Happen to Anyone

Opioids are some of the most addictive substances, and they can potentially be found in your medicine cabinet. These prescription medications, when misused, can cause dependency. When this happens, you require stronger, more frequent doses and experience withdrawal symptoms when you fail to get enough. 

As a result, anyone can become addicted to opioids, no matter their age, race, or socioeconomic status. Fortunately, Integrative Life Center is here to help. Our Nashville-based opioid addiction treatment program offers a holistic, personalized approach to helping you or a loved one heal from addiction.

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Get Equipped to Confidently Stay Sober

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What Are Opioids?

Many opioids are prescription medications used to treat chronic, traumatic, and surgical pain. As a central nervous system depressant, opioids create euphoric and calming effects in your body. When used, they prompt your brain to release more dopamine, a pleasurable neurotransmitter. Over time, your brain becomes reliant on the drug to regulate and release more dopamine. That’s why an addiction can so easily occur. 

As your dependency on opioids increases, you may start taking dangerous amounts of the drug to fuel your addiction, leading to an overdose. Or you could seek out cheaper, harder alternative drugs like heroin when your prescription runs out.

Some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs requiring opioid rehab include:

  • Oxycodone
  • Oxycontin
  • Fentanyl
  • Vicodin
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Opana
  • Suboxone and Subutex

Why You May Need Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Often, people who become addicted to opioids have done so through no fault of their own. So how can you know if you’re abusing your prescription drugs? Here are some telltale signs and symptoms: 

  • Using more than the recommended amount of medication
  • Continued use of the medication after the pain has ended
  • Working with additional doctors to get more prescriptions
  • Using prescriptions meant for others
  • Stealing prescriptions or buying them on the street
  • Behavior and mood changes
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when a dose is missed
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Believe it or not, addiction is a disease. So, when someone becomes ill, they need the professional help of an opioid rehab treatment program to get healthy again. If you identify with any of these symptoms, contact us today to get the right help to overcome your addiction before it gets worse.

 

How Opioid Addiction Treatment Works at Integrative Life Center

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Address Your Addiction’s Root Causes, Not Just Your Symptoms

Our approach to any prescription drug rehab addresses your addiction’s mental and physical components. That means we provide a medically-supervised detox to heal the drug’s physical effects on your body, as well as expert, compassionate therapists to help you overcome any underlying issues. This comprehensive approach puts you on the best path towards long-term recovery.

Experience Evidence-Based Opioid Rehab Therapies

One of the most beneficial aspects of our treatment for opioid addiction is the access you have to a variety of impactful evidence-based therapies. During counseling sessions, you’ll partner with a therapist who understands opioid addiction to address triggers, motivations, and healthy coping options. Some of the therapies we use include:

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