Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opiate Addiction Treatment at Banyan Chicago

Opiates are a group of highly addictive drugs that are naturally derived from the opium plant. They have traditionally been used to treat pain and include morphine, codeine, and heroin. While some people take these drugs responsibly to relieve pain, many opiates can be abused, and more and more people have started to abuse them. As the addiction grows stronger, treatment for opioid dependence is needed.

The Opiate Epidemic

In more recent years, the United States has found itself in the midst of an opiate epidemic. You have probably seen stories on the news that mention the drug crisis or may have watched a loved one struggle with these drugs. In 2017, an estimated 68% of drug overdoses in the United States involved an opioid, and this number has drastically increased since the turn of the century.1 With such alarmingly high numbers, it is no wonder this trend has been considered an epidemic.

Illinois has been drastically affected as well. In Cook County alone, opioid-related overdose deaths increased by 16% from 2013 to 2015.2 As a drug rehab in Chicago, we have seen the effects of the growing opiate problem, but we want to help.

Signs You Need Opiate Treatment

If you suspect that your loved one is abusing opiates, you need to be able to recognize it first before you can get them help. Maybe you even take opiates yourself and have begun to recognize that you may have a problem.

Some common signs of opiate abuse include:

  • Constant cravings for the drugs
  • Taking opiates in a way that is not recommended or prescribed
  • Lying about the frequency and amount of drug use
  • Changes in behavior
  • Mood swings
  • Weight changes
  • Stealing to sustain the addiction

When opiate use has reached this level of abuse, there is a major problem and a professional opiate treatment program is typically required.

Our Opiate Addiction Treatment in Chicago

At Banyan Chicago, we understand how difficult it can be to watch someone struggle with a drug addiction or to stop taking drugs on your own. Our Chicago opiate addiction treatment is designed to walk patients through the process so that they can come out on the other side happier, healthier, and drug-free.

The first step to overcome an opiate addiction is typically a drug detox to safely wean your body off of the harmful substance. From here, we offer programs to help patients on their journey to stay sober including our highest level of care, our partial hospitalization program. During their time with us, patients will be exposed to a variety of unique therapies and programs for a comprehensive approach to opiate addiction treatment. This programming includes group therapies, SMART recovery, cognitive behavioral therapy, individual therapy sessions with a trained professional, and more.

Our goal is to not only help our patients heal in all of the areas of their lives that their opiate addiction has damaged, but also to set them up for long-term success. In the event of a relapse, our Chicago drug stabilization program is there to get the person back on track.

Whether you need help for a loved one or help for yourself, take action now. Let our opiate and heroin addiction treatment in Chicago be the answer to your problem. Contact us today to learn more about our opiate treatment in Chicago. Call 888-245-0974

Sources:

  1. CDC - Opioid Overdose- Understanding the Epidemic
  2. Cook County Department of Public Health - Overdose Prevention

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