Treating Opiate Addiction

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How can I get treatment for my opiate addiction?

America struggles with opiate addiction possibly more than ever before. One of the biggest culprits behind America’s drug addiction is heroin. Heroin is a powerful drug that hooks users hard. But what some people don’t know is that prescription painkillers are extremely dangerous, too.

Prescription drugs result in more overdoses every day than any other drug. The problem with prescription opiates like OxyContin and Percocet is that they seem so innocent and easy to take. What harm could one tiny little pill do? If you ask the thousands of opiate addicts in the country, the answer will probably be, “a lot.”

Learn more about the history of opiate addiction here.

There are many reasons why people get hooked on opiates. Some people start with an addiction to pain pills, and then switch to heroin because it’s cheaper and easier to get. Other people may start with heroin and don’t know when to stop.

The problem with opiates is they come in so many different shapes and sizes, and there are many ways to ingest them. People think that what they are doing isn’t going to hurt them, and that they won’t get addicted. But the sad truth is that many of those people do get addicted, and need to search out professional drug addiction rehab.

Click here to read more about how people get hooked on opiates. 

What is the best treatment center for an opiate addiction?

While science is always advancing, rehab is currently the most widely accepted treatment for opiate addiction. When people use opiates for a long time, their brain actually starts to change. The brain becomes dependent on the opiates to feel normal and function properly. This makes it difficult to treat opiate addiction by just going cold turkey.

Opiate addicts need medical detox under medical supervision to make sure they are healthy and stable. After that, many people have had success with a 12-Step Program.

Are you addicted to opiates?

Don’t put your health on the line any longer. Water’s Edge Recovery can provide you with the best service possible to make sure you kick your opiate addiction once and for all. At Water’s Edge Recovery, you can join group and individual therapy, learn about mental and emotional health, and get health and sober. And all in the beautiful Sunshine State!

See how your health insurance can help cover costs, and start the admission process today!