When you choose Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you can get the comprehensive care you need to achieve long-term recovery from opioid addiction. Your path towards an opioid-free future starts here.
Learn more about opioid addiction treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Opioids are a category of powerful, potentially dangerous, and highly addictive substances.
Certain opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine have legitimate medical uses and can yield tremendous benefits when used under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider. Other opioids, including heroin and opium, are typically used solely for recreational purposes.
Regardless of why a person first uses an opioid, this behavior can lead to chronic abuse and addiction. Opioid withdrawal can be extremely painful, which makes it very difficult to overcome opioid addiction without effective professional help.
However, when you receive proper care at a center such as Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you can end your dependence upon opioids. At Conway, you can learn to make the lifestyle changes that will help you achieve an opioid-free future.
Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for opioid addiction
If a friend or family member has become addicted to opioids, you are right to be concerned. Opioid abuse and addiction can be devastating.
However, although the situation may be dire, it is not hopeless. And you are not helpless. You can play an essential role in getting your loved one the help they need. Please consider the following:
- Learn all you can about the disease of addiction and the impact of opioid abuse. This will help you to understand exactly what your loved one is experiencing. It will also increase your ability to provide meaningful support.
- Educate yourself about treatment options. Identify programs in your area that may be able to help your friend or family member. Remember, there’s no such thing as a “perfect program.” Instead, your goal should be to find the program that’s the best fit for your loved one.
- Talk to your loved one. Express your concern, share what you’ve learned, and emphasize your support. Perhaps most importantly, listen. Your loved one can provide you with invaluable insights into their struggles.
- If your loved one acknowledges the problem and is willing to get treatment, you can contact programs that appear to be a good fit to get details and discuss admission.
- If your loved one is resistant to the idea of treatment, you can still contact the programs that you’re considering. However, instead of scheduling intake assessments, you can get information from them about interventions or other techniques to help a person who is not yet ready to enter a program.
- Get help for yourself. Enlist a small group of trusted friends or family members to help you. If you feel that your mental health is in jeopardy, schedule an appointment for yourself with a therapist or counselor. You cannot be of maximum service to your loved one if you’re ignoring your own needs.
Throughout the entire process – including during and after the time that your loved one is in treatment – remember that recovery from opioid addiction is a long journey. Manage your expectations. Prepare for both successes and setbacks. And plan to be a source of continued support for years to come.
Why consider opioid addiction treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
It is not an exaggeration to note that opioid addiction can be devastating. As opioid abuse and addiction reach epidemic proportions throughout the United States, more people are becoming aware of the great harm that ongoing opioid abuse can inflict upon individuals, families, and communities.
Every time you use an opioid, you jeopardize your health and well-being. Continuing to use fentanyl, heroin, prescription painkillers, or any other opioid can expose you to considerable immediate and long-term harm.
Opioids interact with areas of your central nervous system that control heart rate and respiration. Opioid overdose can cause you to stop breathing, or to experience a cardiac emergency. Continued opioid use can damage your brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. This behavior can also lead to the onset or worsening of mental illness.
With your mind and body weakened by opioid use, you may find it impossible to perform to expectation at work or in school. This can lead to job loss, chronic unemployment, and financial problems. Your personal relationships may suffer. You may find yourself withdrawing from or being ostracized by friends and family members.
In short, untreated opioid addiction can ruin your life. But there is a solution.
When you get help at an effective treatment program such as Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, your life can get much better. When you receive the care that you need, you reduce your risk for continued harm, and can begin to heal from past damage. With the right help, you can achieve an opioid-free future.
Types of opioid addiction treatment offered at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, located in Conway, Arkansas, provides treatment for adults who are suffering from mental and behavioral health concerns. Our treatment center offers a respite from the stresses of daily life, with care offered in a serene, calming environment. Here, patients feel the utmost sense of comfort as they start their journey to wellness.
If you or a loved one is battling an addiction to opioids, Conway Behavioral Health Hospital is an optimal environment in which to begin the recovery process. We recognize that addiction affects each person differently and that everyone deserves to have all of their needs addressed. For this reason, we provide individualized treatment plans for each patient in our care, which may include the following:
Detoxification: If you have opioids, alcohol, or other substances in your system, you may receive detox services prior to starting the therapeutic aspects of treatment. Our staff will assess your need for detoxification at the time of your admission.
Medical care: Should any medical concerns arise during your time at Conway, we have physicians, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs) on staff to provide medical services.
Medication management: If you are suffering from symptoms of a mental health disorder in addition to an addiction to opioids, our staff will assess you to determine whether medication may be beneficial. Patients who are prescribed medication will receive medication management services as needed.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions allow you to process the challenges and successes that you experience while recovering from opioid addiction. These one-on-one meetings with a therapist occur at least once during your time in inpatient treatment, but you have the option to request additional meetings when needed.
Group therapy: There are a minimum of four group therapy sessions held each day. Skills rehearsal groups, psychoeducation groups, process groups, and recreational groups give you a chance to explore a holistic approach to recovery from opioid addiction. There are many topics covered in these groups, including:
- Emotional regulation skills
- Adapting leisure skills
- Distress tolerance skills
- Medication management
- Substance abuse
Family therapy: Family support can be extremely beneficial for those in recovery from opioid addiction. At Conway, licensed therapists and counselors lead family therapy sessions once a week. During this time, you and your loved ones can process how your addiction has impacted the family unit and begin to repair relationships.
Continuing care after inpatient treatment for opioid addiction
Inpatient treatment for opioid addiction is meant to be a short-term experience, typically lasting around seven days. This level of care allows for stabilization and alleviation of crises so that patients can move to less intensive programming. Because your time in inpatient care is so minimal, it is important that you have a plan in place for when you’re ready to discharge.
On your first day of programming at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, your treatment team will begin creating a discharge plan that will serve as a guide for when your time in inpatient care comes to an end. Your treatment team will find resources and continuing care options that will be of greatest benefit to you. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and where you are in your recovery, you may receive a recommendation to participate in one of Conway’s step-down levels of care, partial hospitalization programming (PHP) or intensive outpatient programming (IOP). Your treatment team will also provide you with other resources, which may include referrals to outside treatment providers and information on support groups in your area.
In choosing to come to Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you are making a decision to better your future. Call us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you or your loved one.