Opioid Addiction Treatment Centers in New York NY
The Northeast quadrant of the U.S. is still fighting an opioid addiction epidemic, and many drug rehab centers in the N.E. are working tirelessly to help people recover from opioid addiction. Garden Heights Recovery Center in the New York area is one of those rehab facilities that is helping people struggling with opioids transition from addiction to sobriety.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse1 (NIDA) states that more than 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioid drugs, and about 130 individuals per day are dying from an opioid drug overdose. The Institute supports the use of medications that are effective in treating opioid addiction, such as: Methadone, Suboxone, and Naltrexone along with behavioral counseling, known as medication-assisted treatment.
Opioid drugs are a high risk for addiction and death by overdose. When opioids are taken repeatedly over a period of time, they cause the body to release a flood of endorphins. The body becomes accustomed to the drug for endorphin release and slows down its natural production of endorphins. This process is called tolerance, and it can lead to addiction because the person still craves the endorphins but must take more of the drug to release it.
At Garden Heights Recovery Center, we provide evidence-based treatments that help people stop using opioid drugs. Our first stage of treatment is the detox process that removes the opioid drug from the body. Once the patient has successfully completed the detox process, he/she will begin a series of other types of treatments that may include:
- Individual and group therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Relapse prevention techniques
- Family therapy
- Medicine-assisted treatment
Counseling, educational and behavioral therapies help people in rehab and recovery understand addiction, and identify destructive thought and behavior patterns that must be changed into positive healthy ones. The recovering person is also empowered with relapse prevention tools that will assist him/her in maintaining sobriety when they leave the rehab facility.
Family counseling helps to repair the family unit and address issues that relate to addiction. Group counseling provides people in rehab with a great support group of one’s peers who share stories, challenges, tips, similar experiences, etc. Aftercare provides the person in recovery with the care and support he will need after he leaves our facility.
History of Opioid Addiction
The history of the current opioid crisis2 began around 1991 with opioid overdose deaths occurring after an increase of prescription opioid medications were unleashed on the public. With pharmaceutical companies claiming that opioids were safe to take to treat pain, even in non-cancerous cases, physicians started prescribing them more readily to their patients. By 1999, 86 percent of non-cancer patients were using opioids for pain relief.
The second wave of the opioid crisis occurred by 2010 with a rapid increase in heroin overdose deaths. When patients could no longer get prescriptions for opioid drugs to treat their pain and addiction, they began taking illicit heroin. The use of heroin increased dramatically in all socio-economic groups, including age and sex.
The third wave began in 2013 with an increase in deaths related to the use of synthetic opioids like Fentanyl. To address this problem, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidelines for prescribing opioid drugs, but the pharmaceutical industry has opposed the CDC guidelines through the use of lobbying and advocacy groups.
How to Detox from Opioids
Here at Garden Heights Recovery Center, you can receive a medically supervised detox for opioid drugs. Our medical team will monitor you throughout the process, and address any withdrawal symptoms that you experience. With the use of medications, we will keep you stable and safe, and as comfortable as possible throughout the detox process. Some of the opioid withdrawal symptoms that you may experience include:
- Anxiety, restlessness,
- Insomnia, tearing, dilated pupils, blurry vision
- Muscle aches, joint pain, excessive sweating
- Abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration
- High blood pressure, rapid heartbeat
Withdrawal symptoms typically begin within the first 24 hours after the opioid drug is removed from the body. Symptoms may intensify thereafter, but then begin to decrease after 72 hours to a week. A medically supervised detox is the safest way to get off of opioid drugs. Our team of addiction specialists will provide you with the support and care you need to successfully get off of opioid drugs.
What Opioid Rehab Is Like
Our rehab facility is designed to help you safely transition from addiction to sobriety. We provide you with the personalized comprehensive care, education and support that you need to overcome your addiction and learn how to stay sober. Our treatment programs are evidence-based to provide you with effective and successful solutions to drug addiction.
We believe that a holistic approach is best by treating each patient as an individual with his or her own unique history and challenges. At Garden Heights Recovery Center, you will be physically and psychologically examined and assessed to determine the best treatment options for you. Once you have successfully completed your medical detox, you will begin a series of other treatments to address your dependence on drugs.
Your individualized assessment will determine the level of care that you will receive at our facility. If you also struggle with co-occurring mental disorders, they will also be treated along with your addiction recovery. We provide a safe haven that is free from obstacles and distractions, where you will be inspired to focus solely on your recovery. Our rehab program provides 24/7 care in a structured environment that is conducive to addiction recovery.
Once you have completed our residential treatment program you can opt for an outpatient status to continue receiving support and counseling, or you can join an aftercare program or support group. With continued support and counseling you will be able to maintain sobriety and begin to enjoy a productive life once again.
Sober Friendly Attractions near New York City
While staying at Garden Heights Recovery Center, you will have some free time to spend as you wish. During this time, you can enjoy some of the many New York City attractions, such as:
- Visiting SoHo and Chinatown in lower Manhattan
- Enjoying great dining and shopping
- Visiting Central Park and go to the Zoo
- Seeing world-class concerts and Broadway shows
- Enjoying the Museum of Natural History, or one of the other 80+ museums in and around the area.
Imagine enjoying life once again from a place of focus and clarity, thanks to breaking free from addiction. All of this and more is possible by entering into an opioid drug rehab at Garden Heights Recovery – Call us today at 855-924-1990.