Opioid Addiction and Treatment Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina
The opioid epidemic has reached staggering proportions in our country. It doesn’t matter what part of the country you live in, it seems as if the disease of addiction has infiltrated every nook and cranny of our society. North Carolina is no different. We are seeing people who never before would have ever considered a life of drugs and despair. The opioid crisis has managed to turn even the pillars of society into drug addicts seemingly overnight.
Substance abuse counselors and experts don’t have any answers. Our government doesn’t know how to stop it. Opioids are so powerful that we are seeing CEO’s, lawyers, mothers, and children becoming addicts like never before. The good news is that there is help available. It is never too late to get help to overcome your opioid addiction. Whether you’re 20 years old of 40, Asheville Recovery Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina is here to help you turn around your life.
Opioids have become more rampant than any drug we’ve seen in recent history. In the 1990s, the pharmaceutical industry reassured us that not only were opioids successful in treating pain, but that they weren’t addictive. There is more than mere speculation that they knew even then how addictive the drugs really were. Sadly, they continued to distribute millions of pills to pharmacies and doctor’s offices every month.
The opioid epidemic began with a vicious cycle of addiction. Patients were prescribed opioids to help with pain management. At first, patients take their medicine as prescribed. Over time, they grew not only a high tolerance for the drugs but a dependence. When they were unable to get enough pills from their doctors to meet their dependence levels, they resorted to buying the drugs illegally on the street.
An opioid street habit can become very expensive, very quickly. In what seems like no time at all, the same person who initially saw their doctor for back pain is buying heroin because it is so much cheaper. We are seeing a new crop of addicts. People who never before used illegal or illicit drugs. All of a sudden, they are trolling the streets of our cities looking for their next fix.
In 2017, the HHS declared a public health emergency in regards to the opioid epidemic. To put it in perspective, here are just some of the deadly statistics regarding the opioid crisis in the United States:
- 130 people die every day in this country from an opioid overdose
- Over 42,000 people died from an overdose in 2017
- 2 million people misused prescription painkillers for the first time last year
- 11.4 million people misused opioids just in 2017
More than any time in our history, there is a need for quality opioid addiction and treatment centers. This is why Asheville Recovery Center is making it their mission to provide compassionate and thorough opioid treatment to all of its clients.
How an Opioid Rehab Center Helps
One of the reasons people are so afraid to stop taking opioids is because of the fear of withdrawal. Withdrawal from opioids is painful, scary and unbearable. Rather than face this painful withdrawal, people will do just about anything to get their hands on one more dose. Addicts continuously promise themselves that they’ll stop using “tomorrow.” The problem is, tomorrow rarely comes. And sometimes, tomorrow is too late.
A qualified opioid rehab center makes sure its clients have access to a safe, medical detox that allows them to wean their bodies off the drug without more than a moderate level of discomfort. They are provided with a comfortable setting in which they can withdrawal from the drug, with medical personnel close at hand.
Asheville Recovery Center knows that when a client enters treatment (for the first time or the tenth time) it is important that they receive the best care possible. It is not enough to treat the addiction by itself – rather, you need to treat the addict. Every addict is a person with hopes and dreams. At Asheville Recovery Center, we understand this and our approach is to treat the person as a whole. We strive to find out what issues may lie below the addiction itself.
We understand the benefits of treating the whole person therefore we offer a multi-faceted treatment program. Our counselors are specifically trained to treat people suffering from addiction. They have undergone extensive training and education to ensure that they are truly qualified to help guide clients through the opioid rehab process. Our program includes:
We offer one-on-one therapy to all of our clients. We counsel our clients on their drug use and try to get at the source of their addiction. Sometimes, a client just needs a shoulder to cry on or an ear willing to listen. Getting through an opioid rehab is not easy. It can be painful and it takes its toll on a person. It’s important to spend the time necessary to provide the therapy each client needs to complete their program successfully.
Many of our clients have family members that have not only shared in their addiction but also want to take part in their recovery. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. We sometimes find ourselves in family therapy sessions with spouses, parents or even children. Each story is unique and we understand how important it is to look at the family dynamic when treating an underlying addiction.
Our clients may come from all walks of life but they all have one thing in common – an addiction to opioid. Nobody understands an addict better than another addict. We find that our clients benefit greatly in a group setting. They get feedback and suggestions from other addicts. They also get an opportunity to share their intimate stories and issues. Addicts can all learn from each other and we find that a group setting offers them the freedom to share more about themselves than they may do in an individual or family setting.
It is important that we treat the underlying disease of addiction and not just the symptoms. Our clients benefit from this multi-faceted approach and leave our facilities knowing that they have a team of supporters working with them. Nobody goes through treatment alone at Asheville Recovery Center.
How Treatment Works
Opioid addiction treatment does not take place overnight. It is an intensive process that can take weeks or even months. At Asheville Recovery, we offer all levels of treatment. We understand that each client is different and not everybody recovers at the same rate or in the same way.
When a client initially enters a treatment program, they are usually suffering from active addiction. Most addicts use up until the moment they walk through the facility doors. This means that they are going to face withdrawal just hours after entering our program. We help our clients secure a safe medical detox that allows them to comfortably withdrawal from the opiates in an environment that has ample medical personnel on standby.
Detox usually takes anywhere from 5 to 7 days with the third and fourth days being the most uncomfortable for a client. The good news is that opioid withdrawal is not deadly. Unlike some other drugs, you will not die from an opioid withdrawal – you just may wish you could. Once a client has completed their detox program, they will enter our opioid rehab program. At this point, we can begin to treat the whole person and not just their withdrawal symptoms.
Once a client completes their detox, they are able to start recovering in our residential treatment program. The client will move into our Asheville Recovery Center in Fayetteville where they can focus on nothing but their recovery. We offer support to our clients 24/7 so they can rest assured that we’re here for them no matter what. They can take part in all or some of the therapy sessions described above. We provide healthy meals and make sure that our clients have a safe and healthy basis from which to grow. Our medical staff is available in case any of our clients need medical attention during this time. Residential treatment usually lasts about one month. After this period, a client can move on to our Partial Hospitalization Program.
PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program):
Once our clients complete their residential treatment programs, they graduate to our PHP program. During this time, clients stay at sober living facilities or home and take advantage of the therapeutic services we offer. They have the benefit of full-time rehab without having to live at the treatment center. The one difference between our residential program and PHP is that there is not 24/7 access to care of medical staff. It gives our clients a chance to acclimate to their normal routines without losing the benefit of treatment.
IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program):
This program is intended for people who have completed the PHP or residential program but still feel like they need rehabilitative support early in their recovery. We strongly encourage people at this point to join 12-step programs that they can attend on the outside in addition to the therapy offered at Asheville Recovery Center. We believe that a client who makes a commitment to their recovery will find peace and can overcome their addiction to opiates. IOP allows clients to do this will still resuming their work or schooling.
Why is Asheville Recovery Center Different?
There is a difference between treating an addict and treating an addiction. At Asheville Recovery Center, we believe that it’s important to treat the person and their addiction, not just their symptoms. We understand that nobody becomes an addict overnight and it takes months and years’ worth of treatment to help a client truly recover.
We don’t believe we can “fix” an addict. Whether you believe that addiction is a disease or a behavior, nobody can deny that it is a growing problem in the United States. The opioid epidemic cannot be ignored. Gone are the days when the addict bears the face of a homeless person and the resume of the truly unemployable. Addicts come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. The opioid crisis has done nothing if not teach us this.
At Asheville Recovery Center, we offer compassionate treatment to those who need it most. Our recovery center believes that a well-round approach, involving the client and his family, is the best way to help a client achieve long-term recovery. We offer individual, group and family therapy so that our clients get a chance to not only speak out about their addiction issues but also learn from other addicts.
We truly feel that offering the graduated treatment levels (from detox through to IOP) that Asheville Recovery Center employs is critical. In order for a client to successfully recover from an opioid addiction, they need to take the time necessary to heal from the inside out. Our well-trained staff and counselors are here to make sure our clients have every opportunity to find recovery.
It’s Never Too Late to Recover
The one thing about recovery is that it’s never too late to find it! No matter how long you have been using, no matter what your drug of choice, it’s never too late to get treatment. We have clients in their teens and clients in their sixties. The opioid epidemic does not discriminate. Some clients are fortunate and they find long-term recovery the first time they enter a treatment program. For other clients, it may take a few tries. It is never too late for a fresh start. Contact our office today and speak with one of our recovery specialists to learn more about our opiate addition and treatment center.