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The U.S. is experiencing an opioid epidemic. What starts as a way to control pain can quickly become an addiction. Opioid dependence results in irresistible cravings and out-of-control, compulsive use. Opioid addiction can seemingly hijack your brain and make you want to use — even after repeated, harmful consequences.

Opioids include:
  • Oxycontin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Heroin
  • Fentanyl

Consistent opioid use can negatively impact your mental and emotional health, your relationships, your career, and the enjoyment you get from life. Unfortunately, despite the harmful impact opioids have on your life, it can seem impossible to get a handle on usage, even when you decide to stop. 

Trying to detox on your own can cause powerful withdrawal symptoms that can be difficult to navigate on your own. Individual efforts to stop opioid usage often fail — not because people don’t try hard enough — but because they need expert help managing the withdrawal symptoms.

Opiate rehab facilitates detox by creating a safe space for you to withdraw and heal.

Opioid dependence rehab:

What Opiate Addiction Looks Like

Medical professionals prescribe opioids to treat pain. Opioids travel through your blood and attach to receptors in your brain that minimize pain and boost pleasurable feelings. They’re meant for short-term, medically-supervised use, but even limited use can result in addiction.

Opioids are highly addictive, and addiction can begin in as little as three uses. In low doses, they make you feel sleepy. In high doses or when mixed with other medications, they can slow your breathing and heart rate, resulting in death. It’s the pleasurable feeling of taking opioids that causes addiction. But addiction means needing more of the drug to get the same feeling, which can result in an overdose.

Side effects of using opioids include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Mental fog
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Slowed breathing
  • Flushing/itching
  • Tooth decay

People who use opioids are at higher risk of breathing disorders and overdose, which can result in death. They also are likely to experience extreme flu-like withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to stop using the drug. If someone tries to detox from opioids alone, they could experience severe consequences, including uncontrollable pain and suicidal thoughts.

Experiencing Opioid Detox and Withdrawal

If you stop taking opioids suddenly, you’ll experience serious withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms often are why many people start using again after trying to stop, continuing the addiction cycle.

Opioid withdrawal symptoms include:
  • Muscle/bone pain
  • Sleep issues
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Racing heart
  • Sweating/chills
  • Diarrhea
  • High blood pressure

The severity of withdrawal symptoms varies, depending on the type of opioid taken. Withdrawal symptoms typically begin eight to 12 hours after the last drug use and can continue as long as 14 days. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and are likely to cause dehydration. They also can result in heart failure. That’s why recovering in a safe environment with medical monitoring is vital.

Opiate Rehab at Shadow Mountain

Detox and withdrawal from opioids won’t be easy, but your life in recovery is worth it. Shadow Mountain helps adults with opioid addiction by providing medical detox and addiction treatment. Our treatment plans help you regain control of your life by detoxing safely and experiencing freedom from addiction.

Shadow Mountain offers services customized for your healing journey, including individual and group therapy and whole-person treatment. We will help you detox and take your first steps in recovery.

Treatment may include:

Detoxing is when you remove harmful substances from your body. The withdrawal process can be challenging and even dangerous without proper care. Seeking medical detox provides medical supervision by professionals, medication assistance when dealing with withdrawal symptoms, and a safe place free from temptations. 

During Detox at Shadow Mountain, we’ll use Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible and safe under our care. We use medications to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. The medications help prevent discomfort while you do the work of therapy and healing. Our goal is to restore clients to full health rather than merely treating symptoms.

Shadow Mountain offers a residential or in-patient rehab that can help make the early stages of recovery, including detox, much more bearable. Residential therapy allows you to take control of your life and steep yourself in recovery by establishing daily schedules and goals. 

Residential care means that you stay on-site at one of our two residential treatment programs in New Mexico. By immersing yourself in this environment, you have a safe place to heal, practice life skills, and cope with addiction and other mental health concerns.

You may have responsibilities outside of treatment that don’t allow you to stay overnight. Shadow Mountain offers an adult intensive outpatient treatment program for anyone in treatment with us. 

After your visit, you can return to your daily life until your next appointment. This option allows you freedom and flexibility during treatment. It can allow you to return to daily life while still working on your recovery journey. 

Outpatient treatment is excellent for those with a stable living environment and a reliable support system.

Shadow Mountain is here to help you recover. We communicate openly about the treatment process to help you find a path that works for you.

Client Testimonials

At Shadow Mountain Recovery Centers, we understand that starting a residential opioid program can be overwhelming and intimidating. These are real stories of people who have been where you are now, decided to take the first step, and found lifelong healing through our treatment programs.

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Shadow Mountain Recovery Centers provide safe, effective treatment for people with alcohol addiction, prescription pill dependency, or substance abuse issues. We also help you with any mental health disorders that may exist along with addiction. Our programs pair compassionate mental health professionals with the evidence-based treatments necessary for recovery. If you’re ready for opiate addiction rehab, we’re here to help.

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