Opioid addiction has been topical in the last few years. Specifically, recent U.S. estimates suggest that more than 1 million people abuse heroin on a regular basis. Moreover, about 2 million people abuse prescription opioids each year. Hence, leading to countless overdose deaths. At the same time, opioid dependence has become the number one health crisis in the United States.
The Long-Term Consequences of Opioid Abuse may Include:
Opioid addiction is defined as persistent compulsive drug-seeking behavior, despite significant negative consequences.
Safe Haven Recovery combines traditional, evidence-based treatment with a medical approach. For example, all clients receive a comprehensive health and physical exam. Subsequently, the client's treatment plan is developed. Furthermore, treatment may include suboxone maintenance or other medication assisted therapies.
Several types of psychotherapy and counseling can be effective in treating opioid addiction. Additionally, addiction affects many parts of a person’s life and treatment should also address those same areas. Also, people who are addicted to opioids often suffer from physical pain. In particular, pain can be difficult to manage emotionally as well as physically. Thus, approaches that deal with navigating pain management despite pain can be very helpful.
We find these two approaches work well in treating opioid addiction.