Texas Opiate Rehab Program for Men
Men's Opiate Addiction Treatment in Texas
An opiate, or opioids as a plural, are a class of drugs including prescription pain relievers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, as well as the illegal drug heroin and more. All opiates are derived from opium, which is a chemical that naturally occurs within poppy seeds and similar plants.
Opiates are typically prescribed for treating mild to severe pain in patients, and may also be referred to as “opioid painkillers.” Due to their intensely calming nature, opiate abuse is common among those that are prescribed the drugs. Those that are addicted to opiates often require treatment at a residential rehabilitation center like here at The Last Resort Recovery Center. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, The Last Resort can help. We offer personalized, evidence-based recovery plans for men in Austin who are struggling with opiate addiction
Signs that you or a loved one may be addicted to opiates include:
Effects of Opiate Addiction
Opiates are designed to suppress pain. In most cases, opiates are prescribed to patients after a surgery or a painful injury or accident. Those that have experienced a traumatic injury that lead to chronic pain are the most at risk of becoming addicted to opiates. While the pain relieving aspects of opiates can be looked at as a modern miracle, they come with a number of additional side effects that can be harmful to users after long time use.
Over the long term, the effects of opiate use can be devastating on both the mind and body. Because drugs tend to suppress appetite, they can lead to weight loss and even malnutrition. Some studies also suggest street opiates, like heroin, may damage the white matter in the brain, which may be a permanent effect even after the drug use ends. This is particularly concerning considering the fact that many people that start out abusing prescription opiates may turn to heroin later on because the street drug is cheaper and easier to get.
These uncomfortable effects of opiate abuse are just the beginning. One of the most dangerous aspects of opiate use is that it leads to heroin use, which is incredibly dangerous and addictive. If you or a loved one is struggling with opiate abuse, consider reaching out to The Last Resort Recovery Center. We’ve helped countless men recover from opiate addiction in Austin, San Antonio, and the rest of the Central Texas area. If you or your loved one are ready to take the first step to recovery, contact us to speak to our admissions team.
Texas Opiate Detox Center for Men
Opiates are highly addictive and can have traumatic withdrawal symptoms. These intense withdrawal symptoms make it very difficult to stop abusing opiates without professional help. At The Last Resort Recovery Center, we fully understand the dangers of opiate addiction, and how they can develop into addiction to more dangerous street drugs like heroin.
We use evidence-based treatments to help those addicted to opiates take their life back. Located on a 55-acre ranch in Smithville, Texas, The Last Resort offers several programs, such as:
Each of our patients will receive a personalized plan for their residential addiction treatment program composed of the programs above. Each of our recovery programs are designed to offer men with real, clinical care to address all aspects of recovery, as well as ways to develop healthy coping mechanisms. Our programs allow men to form strong friendships and brotherhood with other men, empowering them to build support networks they can lean on to help them stay on the straight and narrow even after they leave our Central Texas rehab facility.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is An Opioid?
An opioid, or referred to as opiates plural, is the primary drug in prescription painkillers. It is also the primary component in street drugs like heroin. When used based on the instructions of a doctor, they can be effective with pain relief. If opiates are abused it can lead to severe addiction.
How does opiate addiction develop?
Most people develop a heroin addiction by accident. Individuals who suffer from chronic pain may find relief from prescription drugs and painkillers. When access to these drugs is cut off or becomes expensive, many turn to heroin as a cheaper, stronger option. Because of its euphoria-inducing effects and intense withdrawal symptoms, heroin is a substance that is highly addictive.
What are the short-term effects of heroin addiction?
Most people develop opiate addictions by accident. After a traumatic accident or serious surgery, individuals who suffer from chronic pain may find relief from prescription drugs and painkillers based on a doctor’s orders. As they develop a tolerance, they’ll take more and more of this medication which can lead to a physical dependence and addiction with intense withdrawal symptoms.
What are the warning signs of opioid abuse?
People that are struggling with an opioid addiction may not show signs immediately. As they grow more dependent on the substance, things like changes in sleep habits, weight loss, flu-like symptoms and decreased libido are physical signs of opioid abuse. In terms of behavioral changes, actions like cutting off relationships with family or friends, over spending money, stealing, and changes in exercise or hygiene habits may be signs of opiate addiction.