Opioid addiction is a serious health crisis in the United States. With more than 2 million individuals struggling with the effects of opioid misuse, it’s clearer now more than ever that we’re in need of an approach to opioid recovery that supports the person from their first initial steps toward treatment through a lifetime free of relapse and substance use.
Opioid addiction requires that a person approach recovery from multiple directions that include healing their body, mind and soul. Here are four key steps to begin successful opioid recovery.
Acknowledgement and Admittance
This crucial first step is often quoted as being the most difficult. For anyone struggling with opioid addiction, every step of recovery can be difficult, but it will never begin without this first important step.
The reason this step is often so difficult is because it means admitting to yourself and to those closest to you that what probably started out as occasional or medically prescribed use has spiraled out of control. Reach out to those that will support you, including a professional, compassionate opioid recovery center.
Learn About Treatment Options
There are multiple approaches to opioid recovery, and the most successful treatment typically requires multiple types of therapy. It’s important to research all of your recovery options, including the value of a holistic approach to treatment that is tailored to you as an individual.
While some will attempt to go through opioid recovery on their own, entering a recovery center for treatment can improve your chances of long-term sobriety. Entering treatment can be scary and stressful especially if doing so involves taking a break from the obligations of family, work or school. This is one reason we allow clients to bring their cell phone and/or laptop.
Getting the Help You Need
Overcoming an opioid addiction is something that you’re strong enough to achieve, especially if you have the help of a professional treatment center that takes a holistic approach to opiate recovery. If you’re struggling with addiction, reach out to Bayshore Retreat and let us help you make the first step toward recovery.