Given the tremendous rise in narcotic pain pill and heroin abuse over recent years, not to mention the untold numbers of overdose tragedies, we are subsequently seeing a proportionate rise in numbers among those seeking opiate dependence help. Even more surprising however, is the fact that a growing percentage of those seeking this type of help are actually in their teens and twenties! What was once an addiction inherent to mainly “heroin street junkies” has now become much more prevalent within upscale suburban areas.
Opiate dependence help is something all too familiar to those of whom are not only addicted to heroin, but also to opiate and opioid based pain medication. Common examples of such medications include:
- Percocet (Oxycodone)
- Vicodin/Norco (Hydrocodone)
There are a number of common scenarios as to why and how people become addicted to such medications. More important though is the reality that when it comes to any of the above mentioned medications, anyone can very easily become addicted, even those without predispositions or addictive personalities in general. The biggest self-deception however, is the argument that it is okay to continue taking simply because it was legally prescribed by a physician. It is this very belief that brings someone of whom is entirely foreign to the world of addiction, into a state of all-out dependence and in dire need of opiate dependence help!
Treatment for Opiate Dependence
In many cases, those in need of opiate dependence help will first require an initial medical detox period in order to effectively ween from the enormous physical grasp of the drug. In fact this reality has historically accounted for being a primary cause as to why so many heroin and pain pill addicts have avoided treatment altogether. Until recently, the physical withdrawal period among those with hefty addictions was something that very few people could tolerate in its entirety. Thankfully, new drugs like Suboxone and Subutex have dramatically lessened this period of misery among those in need of opiate dependence help.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) is a primary treatment program recommended for those who need a level of structure, support and accountability. IOP provides a part-time yet intensive schedule, designed to work around pre-existing commitments in career, school, and family life. Intensive Outpatient Treatment aims to lay a conceptual foundation for a new way of being.
Partial Hospitalization (PHP) is short-term programming designed to provide an intense, concentrated structure each day to support individuals who may: (1) exhibit disorganized or self-destructive behaviors; (2) need a brief, comprehensive reassessment of their outpatient treatment; (3) be in need of increased structure and support including a possible change in their medication regimen; and/or (4) need a slow and safe return back into their community after leaving inpatient treatment.
Treating Opiate Addiction at Vantage Point
Here at Vantage Point Treatment Center we look at each individual client’s recovery plan uniquely. Whether you come to us seeking any level of opiate dependence help or any variation of other types of addictions, your treatment plan will entail a set of clinical and ancillary recovery components that are unique to you and your specific set of needs.
Each new patient is closely assessed in accordance with a comprehensive intake regimen that addresses a number of key areas of importance. For those in need of medical detoxification, as is often the case with opiate addictions, we offer a number of options depending on the patient’s needs.
For more information relating to opiate dependence help or any other type of addiction, or to speak with a qualified admission counselor for the purpose of addressing any other questions you may have, please contact our Thousand Oaks, California outpatient treatment center at (805) 777-7595.