Opiate use disorders have become increasingly common in recent years. Know that you are not alone in this struggle, and that it’s possible to break the cycle of abuse. At Athens Addiction Recovery Center, we offer a wide range of substance abuse treatment programs in Athens, GA that are designed to meet the needs of each of our clients on an individualized basis. Reach out to us at 844.959.4998 to speak with a representative about accessing opiate addiction treatment.
Signs of an Opiate Addiction
There are numerous common red flags that a person may be experimenting with drugs including opiates. Awareness of signs and symptoms can help family and friends know when an intervention might be needed. Common signs of opioid abuse include:
- Seeking more medication than prescribed
- Mood changes or instability
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Lying or making excuses
- Poor decision-making
- Changes in social interaction
- Increased isolation
Early intervention is always best, but it’s never too late to break the cycle of abuse. Recovery is always possible. Athens Recovery is a family-owned outpatient treatment center. We are the sister facility of Serenity Grove Recovery.
At Athens Recovery, we focus on creating a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where clients feel safe to share their experiences and learn new coping strategies and life skills that can help them in recovery.
The Rise of Fentanyl and Potent Synthetic Opiates
In recent years, there has been a rise in the use of fentanyl and other potent synthetic opioids. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid pain reliever that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. A fentanyl overdose can be deadly.
Other synthetic opioids include tramadol, buprenorphine, and methadone. These drugs are sometimes used to treat pain, but they can also be abused. Tramadol is a synthetic opioid pain reliever that is similar to codeine. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that is used to treat opioid addiction. Methadone is a full opioid agonist that is used to treat pain and severe withdrawal symptoms.
Opiate Addiction Treatment
Athens Recovery has an opiate addiction treatment programs that is tailored to meet the particular needs of each client. Our clients range in lifestyle and background. We treat each person with the dignity and respect they deserve regardless of their life choices. Everyone experiences low moments in their life and our job is to help you find ways to thrive in sober living.
Our programs and services include but are not limited to:
- Continuing care
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient Treatment (OT)
- 12-step program
- Professionals program
- Life skills training
Our therapy services include but are not limited to:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT therapy)
- Motivational enhancement therapy (MET)
- Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)
Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT)
Those who are in treatment for opiates can benefit from our medication-assisted treatment (MAT) which includes suboxone treatment. MAT therapy is an effective method for harm reduction that has been used for many years. A benefit of using medications to assist in treatment is that clients can continue aspects of the normal day-to-day life while in treatment. This avoids the disruptive aspects of inpatient and residential care that sometimes deters those who need assistance from seeking help.
Opiate Overdose, Prevention, and Harm Reduction
If you or someone you care about is struggling with an opiate addiction it is sensible and responsible to educate yourself about prevention from returning to use, harm reduction, and life-saving measures.
In the event of an opiate overdose, Narcan (naloxone) can be administered to reverse the effects of an overdose and provide temporary relief until emergency medical services arrive to take charge of the emergency.
Naloxone is often available in the form of a nasal spray. If you believe a person has overdosed or is overdosing on opiates, you can save their life with the use of naloxone.
Common signs of opioid overdose can include:
- Blue or pale skin
- Slow or shallow breathing
- Snoring or gurgling sounds
- Slow heartbeat
- Weak pulse
- Loss of consciousness
Even if you have naloxone on hand, it is still important to call 911 as soon as possible. Naloxone only works for a short period of time and the person will need emergency medical attention.
Contact Athens Recovery Today for Opiate Rehab
Our goal is to help clients return to society with the skills they need to live a meaningful and productive life. Our wide range of therapy options helps us create unique treatment plans that fit the personality and life circumstances of each client on a personal basis.
To learn more about how we work with clients on developing individualized treatment plans, contact us today at 844.959.4998 to speak with a representative who can tell you more about how Athens Recovery can help you on your journey towards lasting recovery.