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Opioid Treatment

opioid addiction treatment programThe number of Colorado residents who have formed an addiction to opioids increases every year. Whether it is from prescription or illegal drugs like heroin and meth, the need for a qualified substance abuse treatment program is at an all-time high. For patients who can no longer control their addiction, opioid addiction treatment can help them recover, reducing relapse and death risk.  At Northpoint Colorado, we offer opioid addiction treatment for Colorado residents through residential and outpatient programs. We can help with your opioid abuse through medical and behavioral therapy that gives you healthy coping skills necessary for maintaining your sobriety. To get help for yourself or a loved one struggling with opioid addiction, call 970.579.4569 today to learn more about our Colorado opioid addiction treatment. 

What Are Opioids?

Opioids are a natural chemical from the poppy plant, Papaver Somniferum, grown in southeast Asia and other parts of the world. Opioids became popular as pain medication in the 1990s, and doctors prescribed the pain medication without fully understanding the addictive properties of opioids. An epidemic quickly grew that we are still facing today.  Opioids can create a powerful addiction much faster than other addictive substances such as alcohol and marijuana. Each cell in our bodies has receptors that receive messages from the brain telling it what to do. This can be anything from walking down the street, driving a car, getting hungry, feeling pain or sadness, and of course, feeling pleasure. When you take opioids, it binds with the opioid receptors and signals a massive release of dopamine. This creates a euphoria that your body can never produce without more opioids. The faster the drugs bind with the receptors, the more intense the euphoria will be. Patients who abuse their prescription or use heroin can quickly form an addiction. The longer they abuse opioids, the more intense their symptoms and withdrawal will be, making it nearly impossible to quit without help.  At Northpoint Colorado, we offer opioid rehab for those ready to stop letting their addiction ruin their lives and want to make a positive change. Our treatment programs can help you whether you are just starting your recovery or need continuing support for as long as necessary.

Recognizing the Signs of Opioid Abuse

Substance abuse can be challenging to spot if you are not familiar with the sign of opioid abuse. Addiction can make some patients feel shameful and not want to ask for help. They will hide their drug use and go to extreme lengths to keep their abuse in the dark. If you suspect a friend or loved one is struggling with opioid abuse, look for these common signs:
  • Powerful cravings they cannot resist
  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Financial problems
  • Irrational behavior
  • Stealing or threatening friends and family
Opioid abuse is a serious mental health issue that is treatable through a certified opioid rehab program. While there is no cure for addiction, the skills you pick up will help maintain your sobriety throughout your life. 

Discover Addiction Treatment At Northpoint Colorado 

Northpoint Colorado offers opioid addiction treatment to help patients get control of their lives back for men and women struggling with addiction. When you first arrive, therapists and medical staff will perform a complete evaluation. This assessment will determine the severity of your addiction and which treatment program will benefit you the most:
  • Drug and alcohol detox
  • Residential treatment program
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Medication-assisted treatment
If you or someone you care about is struggling with opioid abuse, call 970.579.4569 today to learn more about our Colorado opioid addiction treatment.