Overcoming Opiate Addiction
Posted By Schick Shadel Hospital || Jun 10, 2015
Did you know that with counter conditioning, you could overcome opiate addiction in just 10 days? Schick Shadel Hospital serves patients in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, and Idaho struggling with addiction to oxycodone, Vicodin, and other opiates.
OxyContin, Vicodin, and other types of opiates are highly addictive. These drugs are prescribed as painkillers and work by connecting with receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and tissues. The most severe type of opiate, in terms of how long it lasts, is oxycodone/OxyContin, and it is available with a prescription in pills that last up to 12 hours.
Not only are these prescription painkillers highly addictive, they are also a common gateway drug to more severe types of addiction like heroin addiction. Here’s how Schick Shadel Hospital helps patients overcome their opiate addiction.
Our Treatment Program for Opiate Addiction
Patients who enroll in our opiate addiction treatment program are not treated like most addicts in your average chemical dependency program. This is because we utilize counter conditioning. Taking this non-12-step approach to combating opiate addiction, we address the physiological cravings for opiates rather than exclusively focus on the cognitive issues that have led to addiction. We believe that it is unrealistic to expect an addict to reason themselves out of addiction, which is why we complement counseling with counter conditioning.
Some of the major benefits of our opiate treatment program include:
- Our program is non-religious
- You can have visitors, lap tops, and cellphones
- You undergo medical detox at our treatment center
- We accept most major insurance programs
- Our inpatient treatment program gives people a new life in just 10 days!
Although counter conditioning for opiate addiction is effective, patients shouldn’t stop there. With our continuing care program for individuals living with OxyContin addiction, we provide services for recovery, relapse prevention, and ongoing support. Counter conditioning allows you to start your road to recovery with a clear mind and without cravings for opiates getting in your way.
If you would like to learn more about overcoming opiate addiction, contact Schick Shadel Hospital today!