How do you know when your casual use of opioids has progressed to addiction and you need Opioid Addiction Rehabilitation and Inpatient Treatment to help you recover?
Dozens of men and women die daily in this country from opioid addiction and overdose.The evidence shows that the problem is getting worse. Opioid addiction has been called a national public health crisis and the experts are unanimous on at least one thing, we need to offer more inpatient specialized opioid addiction treatment programs to individuals struggling to cope with opioid addiction.
Provinces rarely fund long term residential treatment programs for individuals seeking treatment for their opioid addiction. Each province has its own approach to the opioid addiction crisis and which treatments they offer. In Nova Scotia for example, individuals addicted to opioids are not even granted admission to detoxification units for stabilization and case management for their addiction treatment. Nova Scotia does not fund any long- term addiction treatment programs specializing in opioid addiction treatment. Nova Scotia has closed addiction treatment beds, and in some cases closed Detox Units entirely, in the face of the opioid epidemic sweeping the country.
Many individuals do not even know that they have an addiction to opioids until they try to stop. They may have begun using opioids recreationally, or they may have used opioids for pain relief. Many people find themselves needing more and more opioids to feel the same euphoria they feel at the beginning. Tolerance develops quickly so when the individual attempts to stop using opioids they soon realize they are experiencing withdrawals and, unable to stop on their own, reach out for help. Addiction becomes the central focus of their lives as they spiral downwards.
Individuals in circumstances such as these require specialized addiction treatment and rehabilitation. They require intervention by trained, compassionate, and knowledgeable staff to support them in their recovery process. This intervention involves individualized treatment, group therapy, educational programming and specialized withdrawal management and stabilization interventions. Residential treatment facilities for opioid addiction are conducive settings to begin the process of recovery in an environment of mutual support with other individuals in similar circumstances.
Addiction rehabilitation involves the development of individualized recovery plans that are transferrable from the residential setting to the community. Ongoing counseling, development of a relationship with the self-help community and, and follow up are recommended for those in recovery from opioid addiction.