Opioid addiction is a severe condition that can have long-term effects on your life.
Those addicted to opioids often lose their jobs, and relationships, and suffer financial hardships. Opioids are dangerous, and abusing them can lead to death.
If you are addicted to opioids, drug rehab may be the only answer. Addiction Advocates is a referral service and are leading expert in drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment.
We have access to an extensive network of treatment centres all over the UK to help you find the right place for you.
Get Treatment Advice Now
Speak to an expert
To get in touch with an expert, call or message us using the contact details provided below. Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form, and we will get straight back to you.
What are Opiates?
Opiates, also known as opioids, are commonly used to relieve pain. They work by blocking pain signals from your brain and central nervous system that go to the rest of the body.
Opiates are addictive because they activate powerful reward centres in your brain, causing euphoria and making you feel good. They do this by releasing endorphins. As the effects wear off, you may want to get that feeling back, so you take it again. Soon your tolerance increases, and you have to take more to achieve the same effect as before.
There are many types of opiates out there with different strengths and availability.
Codeine is an opioid used as a painkiller for adults and children. A prescription is needed to get it on its own, but over-the-counter medication such as Nurofen includes codeine.
Morphine is another example of a much more potent opiate used for people who are in severe and chronic pain. Morphine is often utilised in hospitals when a person is in the advanced stages of an illness, in decline and unlikely to recover.
Another opioid is heroin. It is probably the most well-known opiate as it is highly addictive, illegal, and considered the worst recreational drug to be addicted to. Many people that become addicted to heroin turn to the drug after they are no longer able to get access to legally prescribed opiates.
If you’re considering morphine or heroin rehabilitation, contact our team today.
The Dangers of Opioid Abuse
The dangers of opioids tend to arise when you abuse them, taking higher doses than you should and doing so more frequently. Low doses of opioids can make you sleepy, but higher doses can slow your breathing and heart rate, which can prove fatal. Opioid abuse can also cause constipation, insomnia, and decreased appetite. Long and sustained abuse will cause organ damage that can lead to death.
Opioid overdose can come about if you take the drug in a way you’re not supposed to. Many people who abuse opioids crush up the pills and snort them. This rapid delivery method means the drug hits you quicker and harder, increasing the risk of overdosing.
Alongside physical dangers, opioids can also worsen mental health problems such as stress and anxiety. These particular issues may arise due to the drug taking over your life.
Soon you will become consumed by getting opioids, taking them, and keeping the habit a secret from others. This type of behaviour will put a strain on your relationships and may affect your work.
Choosing Inpatient Rehab or Outpatient Rehab
When considering drug treatment centres, there are two main pathways – inpatient and outpatient rehab. Both have their benefits and drawbacks.
Inpatient rehab is when you leave your home for a period and move into a rehab centre to undergo treatment. This stay in a facility can be as long as you want, depending on what you can afford to pay. The minimum stay at any private drug and alcohol rehab is 28 days. This gives you enough time to complete a thorough addiction treatment programme.
Inpatient rehab provides a discrete, safe place to overcome your addiction. You will have access to a wide range of addiction treatments and be cared for by expert staff 24/7. The addiction treatment plan you take part in will be personalised to your situation, ensuring your time at rehab is effective.
The second option is outpatient rehab, where you undergo treatments that fit around your regular routine and is available for free via the NHS. This recovery method takes longer, and you won’t have access to the same treatments available in a private facility. There can also be long waiting lists for treatment.
Despite this, outpatient treatment may suit you if your dependency is mild and you need the flexibility it gives you.
Addiction Advocates recommend inpatient rehab as it carries a higher success rate and provides a proactive response to addiction that can help you more effectively.
Detox and Withdrawal from Opioids
To get clean from opioids, you will have to undergo a drug detox. By stopping your intake of opioids, your body will flush the harmful toxins from your body and begin to heal itself. Over time your body will stop needing opioids to function effectively.
Detoxing brings with it withdrawal symptoms. When going through this process, you can expect to experience high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramps and insomnia.
The process will be medically assisted during a private drug and alcohol rehab detox. This means that medication can be administered to ease symptoms.
Support at Private Rehab for Prescription Drug Addiction
If you are addicted to prescription drugs, a wide range of treatments are available at a private rehab centre.
Individual sessions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy will help you work on coping techniques and examine how you process emotions and deal with problems. Group therapy allows you to connect with others and build a support network.
After your time at the rehab, you can access continued support through a personalised aftercare plan. Taking part in weekly support sessions and honing the skills you have learnt during treatment are important aspects of relapse prevention. If you engage fully in your recovery journey and the work that needs to be done, you will likely stay off opioids forever.
What do our previous clients think?
Really enjoyed my time at Asana lodge. Staff are great and most have previous experience of the afflictions that affect all the clients, so they can relate to the situation you are in. I feel ready now to tackle the outside world with all the skills I have learnt.
Thank you to all the staff at asana lodge from management to the cleaners, everyone made me feel so welcome and really went above and beyond to help me in my recovery. highly recommend anyone seeking help with addiction depression and anxiety to go to asana lodge and heal your mind body and soul.
Everyone at Cassiobury court have been very supportive with my recovery and I have learnt a lot over the past 14 days. I am taking away some good tools to help me with my addiction. I look forward to seeing the piers at the aftercare service.
I came to you desperate, feeling so depressed and anxious. I left feeling hopeful and grateful and excited about life. I can't believe the change in just 28 days.
LSD, which is more commonly known as acid, is a hallucinogenic drug that has typically been on the party scene
Ketamine, which is commonly known as a party drug, has been the centre of plenty of research over the years
anxiety is something that is experienced by millions of people and can be caused by a variety of reasons, including
Drinking alcohol regularly has the potential to impact your life in many ways. If you develop an alcohol addiction that
How We HelpFinding the right treatment for your addiction can be difficult this is why we have created a service which takes the stress away which can be a massive relief when dealing with an addiction.
Self ReferralsSuffering with an addiction and being alone can be a horrific scenario for many. Whether you have a drug or alcohol addiction, we're here to help.
Family ReferralsDo you have concerns that a loved one may be affected by substance misuse? Have you spotted any signs and symptoms of a drug and alcohol…
Friend ReferralsAre you worried that a friend’s alcohol or drug consumption has become out of control? For many individuals, substance abuse starts unintentionally…
What We Offer
This is done to assess what sort of help is needed so we can recommend an addiction treatment service that can provide the best help possible.
All calls are strictly confidential and are carried out by a trained healthcare professional.
No obligation recommendations are made after a full assessment of yourself or loved ones situation is fully made.
Recommendations include specialist addiction treatment programmes in CQC regulated facilities based throughout the UK.
If you are unable to afford private treatment then public healthcare and charities would also be recommended to you.
How We Support You
We have a large number of helpful services available to help give you the best possible support when it comes to dealing with addiction.
Just some of the services we can offer includes:
- Free confidential telephone assessment
- Recommending CQC regulated residential addiction treatment providers
- Arranging for an intervention, if needed
- Insights into how different therapies and evidence based treatments work
- How detoxification works and what is the most safest option
- What type of rehab and detox programmes would be best suited for yourself or loved one
- Recommendations of the best providers in your area
Why Choose Us?
We can help take the stress out of finding an addiction treatment provider by recommending only the best options available that fully suits your criteria.
The help and advice we can provide includes making sure that your journey towards recovery is one that can definitely be achieved.
Taking the step towards recovery can be incredibly tough but we are here to put your concerns at ease by giving you insights into the safety of undertaking residential addiction treatment and how it can put you on the path towards long lasting recovery from addiction.
Our team of advisors have extensive experience and knowledge about the subject of addiction and the treatment provided so if you have any questions then they will be more than happy to help.
Get started today by calling our friendly team today on 0800 012 6088.