Opiates have highly addictive properties and can become dangerous when misused. This class of drugs includes two broad categories:
If you think you have an addiction to opiates, an opiate drug addiction rehabilitation center in Illinois can help. Gateway serves patients with substance use disorders in the Chicago area.
It can become difficult to tell if you have an opioid addiction after using opiates for a long time. You could have an addiction to opiates if you:
A substance use professional can also screen you to see if you show the signs of addiction. They can then work with you to find a treatment strategy that works for your needs.
Modern approaches to opiate addiction treatment aim to address its physical, emotional and social aspects. The experience you have with opiate addiction treatment will depend on your needs and provider. Your opiate drug addiction rehab center may provide services, such as:
Services such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and detox help you handle addiction’s physical aspects. With your withdrawal symptoms and cravings managed, you can better focus on recovery.
Addiction affects your behavioral patterns, so retraining these behaviors has a critical role to play in recovery. Therapy and similar support services will allow you to learn new coping strategies.
Some treatment centers have social workers on staff or partner with social services organizations. You can get help with life necessities, such as housing and employment through community resources.
At Gateway, we take a personalized approach to care for every patient. We can address addiction to prescription opiates and illicit opioid use disorder. We also provide services specifically tailored to opiate addiction, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioids and heroin use disorder services. Our services for opiate addiction include elements such as:
We combine relapse prevention training with support for life planning to support the patient’s success after treatment.
Our mental health and medical teams can help you identify and treat any health issues that contribute to your opiate misuse.
Group therapy and an alumni community give our patients the chance to support one another for life.
You can receive a wide range of therapy models at Gateway, including trauma therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
When you visit one of Gateway’s opiate drug rehabilitation centers in Illinois, you get evidence-based services in a caring environment. More than 50 years of experience makes our high standard of care possible. Schedule your first appointment at a location near you by contacting our staff online.
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