Opiate Treatment Services

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Opiate Addiction

Opiate is a broad term that describes the natural and synthetic drugs derived from the sap of the opium poppy.  Opiates vary greatly in form and strength but they all share the same common characteristics.  Opiates are all incredibly addictive.  When a person takes an opiate, it causes a flood of endorphins and dopamine to rush into their brain.  These chemicals occur naturally and are closely tied to feelings of pleasure and satisfaction.  However, the amount of endorphins and dopamine released by an opiate is so powerful that it eclipses any organic feeling of euphoria.  

Many people are introduced to opiates through a legitimate doctor’s prescription.  Opiates are often given to people who are recovering from surgery or major illness in order to manage pain.  The unfortunate path from prescription pain medication to heroin is unfortunately well worn with 80% of heroin users reporting that they began their addiction with legal drugs.  Often, people addicted to prescription pain killers will resort to buying heroin off the street because prescription pills are more expensive and harder to get.

Long-term opioid use can change the way an opiate addict’s brain functions.  Over time, the brain will cease producing dopamine and endorphins on its own because it has become accustomed to the artificial influx of these chemicals.  When opioids use stops, the addict’s body will recoil, resulting in a variety of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

When a person who abuses opiates is confronted with these withdrawal symptoms they are compelled to continue using even when they don’t want to.  Even though they have experienced major repercussions from their addiction, these people will be drawn back into taking opiates even though it will cost them their job, their family or their lives.

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Our Mission Viejo Opiate Rehab

Our inpatient opiate addiction treatment program is an ideal decision for anyone who wants to escape the stress of work, school, or toxic relationships.  The immersive nature of inpatient rehab allows our patients to focus completely on their recovery.

Our inpatient program provides behavioral therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  These therapies encourage patients to question the way they react to stressful environments and encourages them to change the way they relate to the world.

Individual and group counseling sessions will teach our patients life skills that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.  By learning how to regulate their emotions and deal with other people in a reflexive, healthy way, patients are able to prosper outside of the residential setting.

Southern California Recovery Center also provides Holistic therapies like Yoga, Reiki, and Meditation.  A strong body and a peaceful mind will allow individuals in recovery to deal with stress in a calm manner and not be ruled by their emotions.  By learning coping skills and practicing mindfulness we equip our patients with every tool available to help them not fall back on old, unhealthy habits.

Contact our Admissions specialist to get inpatient treatment for opiate addiction.  Our Residential Opiate Rehab accepts most PPO Insurance Plans and can help you or a loved one on their journey to recovery.

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The cost of treatment could be covered by your insurance