in Chatsworth, California
Opioid addiction is a chronic medical condition that can create long-term changes in the brain. Early treatment intervention can help you avoid some of the long-term effects of opioid addiction, but you need more than willpower to fight this disease.
Golden Road Recovery is a residential treatment facility in Chatsworth CA that commonly treats opioid addictions. Our intensive treatment – which includes detox, counseling and aftercare – is equipped to handle the most complex addictions to heroin, prescription painkillers, synthetic opioids and others.
With the foundation we provide, you can stop the cycle of addiction and develop healthier ways to cope with stress and anxiety. To learn more about our approach to treating opioid addiction, contact Golden Road Recovery today.
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Physical Dependence and Detox for Opioids
Abusing opioids leads to changes in certain areas of the brain, particularly those that handle mood and reward behavior. Once you become dependent on opioids, the body will experience withdrawal effects if you cut off the opioid supply. Many people experience stomach troubles, agitation, chills, body aches and nausea.
Because these withdrawal symptoms can be extremely unpleasant, people will do almost anything to avoid them. And this is how the cycle of addiction starts and why opioids quickly take precedence in a person’s life.
Opioid withdrawal lasts for days, and some symptoms last for months or longer. As difficult as this process is, it is possible to get through it. Golden Road Recovery provides medically assisted detox to help our clients endure the opioid detox process. With around-the-clock support, you are not at the mercy of your symptoms.
Some of the medications we use to manage the symptoms of opioid withdrawal are:
This medication relieves opioid cravings without giving the same high as other drugs. It is used for maintenance, much like methadone, and helps clients taper off opioids.
This medicine blocks the pleasurable effects of opioids. We can begin using this medication once your body is rid of opioids.
Naloxone is used for emergency situations. It is not a treatment for opioid addiction but it can reverse opioid overdoses. We recommend that anyone who lives with an opioid addict be trained in using naloxone.
This long-acting opioid affects the same parts of your brain as opioids do but without the high. We generally do not recommend methadone, however, because you have to go to a special clinic to get it.
If you’re dealing with underlying mental illness, we will get you on the right combination of antidepressant medications. This will help with the behavioral effects of opioid withdrawal.
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Whole-Person Approach to Treating Opioid Addiction
At Golden Road Recovery, we take a whole-person approach when addressing our clients’ addictions. Medication is part of the treatment process but people in recovery also benefit from counseling. This is what you need to change negative habits and behaviors and protect yourself from relapse.
As a residential treatment facility in Chatsworth CA, you’re able to receive all of your care under one roof. In addition to medication-assisted treatment and cognitive behavioral counseling, we also provide a wide range of alternative therapies like chiropractic care, yoga, music therapy, breathwork, family therapy and more.
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Opioid addictions are serious at any level. Not only will these drugs destroy your relationships and self-worth but also they can cut your life short. In 2019 alone, nearly 50,000 people died from opioid-involved overdoses, making this a serious national crisis that affects public health on all levels. This does not have to be your story. Opioid addiction is treatable. Start your journey with Golden Road Recovery today.