The opioid crisis in the U.S. is now at its worst, killing off about 33,000 people in 2015 alone, the New York Times reports. That’s a colossal number of overdose deaths. The death toll has gone beyond the figure recorded for gun homicides.
Don’t add to the numbers. If you suffer from the same addiction, then take measures to improve your chances of recovery. Finding an opiate addiction treatment center is a good first step.
Do your research
A good bit of research will help you generate a list of solid options in the area or ones near enough with only an hour’s drive to get you the rehabilitation and treatment you need. Don’t forget to check out online databases for treatment centers. That should give you good leads as well.
Choose a treatment
When you come in for treatment, you’ll need to decide which type of treatment to go for. Not sure what these are yet? You can choose from3 types: inpatient, outpatient and the third option is a combination of the first two. Each option comes with its own pros and cons, so you’ll want to weigh those carefully before you decide.
Pick a program
Not all treatment programs are alike. You’ll want to consider your own needs and personality when you choose one. Do you want your family to participate in your sessions? Interested in yoga and meditation exercises as ways to help you control and deal with triggers to prevent relapse? Then look for treatment plans that incorporate these methods.
Ask about aftercare
Not all opiate addiction treatment centers offer a good aftercare. But aftercare is often crucial to keeping you drug-free for years, keeping relapse at bay. If you want a better chance at beating this addiction permanently, then a good aftercare program will prove essential to your recovery.