Opiate Addiction Treatment Center in Orange County, CA
Nowadays, you can’t read or watch the news without hearing about America’s opioid crisis. Whether it’s the death of a celebrity due to an accidental overdose or alarming statistics about how widespread opiate abuse is, it’s obvious that it’s never been more necessary to talk about the need to seek opioid addiction treatment.
Opioids have been widely prescribed in recent years because they are powerful pain relievers—think natural opiates such as morphine, codeine, and opium, or manmade opioid drugs such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Fentanyl, and Demerol, to name a few. (And that’s not counting illegal opioids such as heroin.) But what can frequently happen is that opioid users may build up a tolerance to the substance and need more of it to get the same euphoric effects they used to get at a lower dosage. That increased frequency of use can cause many dangerous symptoms, ranging from extreme drowsiness and confusion to nausea and slow and shallow breathing. Because of the intense effect opioids can have on the body, an overdose can be deadly. So if you or a loved one is struggling with this issue, it’s important to seek opioid addiction treatment immediately.
How We Differ from Other Opiate Treatment Centers
At Sheer Recovery, we take opioid treatment very seriously. Our dual diagnosis treatment centers combine the highest levels of client care and medical technology to create a customized plan that can help overcome this terrible addiction and give you the framework for a future free from opioid dependency.
Unlike many other opiate treatment centers, we provide a medically assisted detox process that includes 24-hour nursing supervision. A comprehensive toxicology reports helps doctors determine your treatment plan, but we take the additional step of also incorporating pharmacogenetic testing. This allows us to use your DNA to determine your body’s potential reaction to more than 40 different kinds of medications, based on your genetic makeup. This data can be invaluable in getting just the right medications for your treatment, and can help you get better results.
The resulting medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction is further enhanced by Medication Therapy Management. We closely monitor each client’s medications to make sure they are being taken properly, are working effectively, and are not causing any negative side effects. Our licensed clinicians work closely with each client to offer them support during opioid addiction treatment, with a 1:1 staff to client ratio.