Opioids are a class of drugs which can easily become drugs of abuse. Some opioids are illegal, such as heroin. Others are legal medications. Some, like fentanyl, are used in hospitals. Others are prescription opioids used for pain management. These include:\r\n\r\nOxycodone (known as \u201coxy\u201d)\r\n\r\n \tHydrocodone (known as \u201chydro\u201d)\r\n \tCodeine\r\n \tMorphine\r\n\r\nOpioids are highly addictive because of the feelings of euphoria, or \u201chigh,\u201d they produce. This leads to a need for an opioid addiction treatment center.\r\nHow Do I Know I\u2019m Addicted to Opioids?\r\nIf you\u2019re dependent on opioids, you\u2019ll see the effects in your behavior, your thinking, and your physical health. Your family and friends might notice these changes before you do and say something to you or start to behave differently around you.\r\n\r\nIf you were prescribed an opioid by a doctor and are not taking it according to directions, you\u2019re misusing it and may have a problem. If you were not prescribed the medication and were sold the drug or it was given to you, you are also at risk of being addicted. You may have cravings\u2014intense urges to use the drug that feel impossible to resist.\r\n\r\nOne telltale symptom of addiction to these drugs is depression. This is because opioids produce endorphins, or hormones which make you feel good. When you take them for too long, your brain will be less able to make its own endorphins. Then you\u2019ll become dependent on opioids to provide endorphins, rather than making them yourself.\r\n\r\nOther common signs and symptoms include:\r\n\r\n \tPoor coordination\r\n \tSleeping more or less than usual\r\n \tIrritability\r\n \tHeightened anxiety or other mental health symptoms\r\n \tPoor decision-making\r\n\r\nWhat Are My Options at the Opioid Addiction Treatment Center at Washburn House?\r\nEvery person\u2019s recovery from opioids looks different. At Washburn House in Worcester, MA, you have many options for opioid addiction treatment. We\u2019ll work with you to create an effective substance abuse treatment plan that\u2019s right for you.\r\n\r\nDepending on how advanced your addiction is, you may need to detox under medical care. Our experienced medical professionals will know whether this should be the first step in your recovery. If it is, our Medically Monitored Detox program is the right place for you. Medical and mental health professionals will guide you through the process of detoxification, which can be uncomfortable and even dangerous. You\u2019ll have a team of doctors, nurses, and clinical staff on hand to treat you.\r\n\r\nFollowing detox, you have several options to choose from, and we\u2019ll help you make the choice that\u2019s right for your individual needs and opioid addiction:\r\n\r\n \tInpatient Rehab Center\u00a0\u2013 Our inpatient program harnesses the power of group therapy in our residential treatment facility. It also includes frequent individual therapy and access to healthcare professionals.\r\n \tDay Treatment (partial hospitalization program) \u2013 This is similar to inpatient drug rehab but isn\u2019t residential. You\u2019ll live at home or in our extended care, sober-living environment in Worcester, MA.\r\n \tIntensive Outpatient Rehab Center\u00a0\u2013 IOP teaches you to use a network of support to live a sober life within your community.\r\n\r\nEvery opioid addiction is different, so opioid addiction treatment is individual as well. Whether you need to detox or not, our clinical team can help you decide which program is right for you. Give us a call at <a href='tel:8552983104'>855.298.3104</a>, and we\u2019ll be happy to talk with you about an individualized course of treatment to get you sober and back to your life.\r\nWhat Is Detox from Opioids Like?\r\nDetoxing from opioids is difficult. It can be more difficult than other substances because prolonged use of drugs like heroin, oxys, and hydros changes your brain\u2019s chemistry. Your body comes to physically need the drug. Without it, you may experience opioid withdrawal symptoms, such as:\r\n\r\n \tFever\r\n \tNausea and vomiting\r\n \tDiarrhea\r\n \tIntense cravings\r\n\r\nThese symptoms will make it difficult to go without your drug of choice, but they also make detox from opioids dangerous. You should never suddenly stop taking the drug without medical supervision.\r\n\r\nUnlike detoxing from some drugs, there are medications available to manage opioid withdrawal. Methadone and buprenorphine help wean you off the drug to reduce your opioid dependence over time and may be included in your treatment plans. Our health professionals at our opioid addiction treatment center in Worcester, Massachusetts will know how best to help you through detox.\r\nDoes Washburn House Offer Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction?\r\nMedication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an option for everyone who comes through Washburn House with an opioid addiction. If MAT is right for your recovery, our healthcare professionals will help you find the correct dosage of FDA-approved medications. But your journey will also include behavioral therapy. This ensures you\u2019re treated as a whole and leave Washburn House with the skills you need to stay free of opioids.\r\nWhat Happens When I Get to Washburn House with an Opioid Addiction?\r\nYou have many options for an opioid addiction treatment program in Worcester, MA, each with their own potential benefits. No matter what, you can count on having support from a community of peers and from caring, empathetic professionals. You won\u2019t be judged here, and your individual preferences and input are heard.\r\n\r\nOur admissions team will work with you to determine the type of care you need and create a treatment plan. Upon your arrival, you will be given a pre-screening assessment to determine which level of care is best for you. We\u2019ll give you plenty of information on our recovery programs, along with our recommendation for what level of treatment is best for your situation.\r\nHow Long Does Recovery from an Opioids Addiction Take?\r\nThe length of the detox process depends on the type of opioids you use, how much you use, and how long you\u2019ve been taking the drug. Withdrawal symptoms like agitation and anxiety begin within 30 hours. More severe symptoms, such as stomach cramps and diarrhea, begin within 72 hours and can last around a week.\r\n\r\nHow long your entire course of treatment lasts also depends on the type of opioids you use, how much you use, and how long you\u2019ve been taking the drug. It\u2019s different for each person. Your opioid addiction treatment program in Worcester, Massachusetts\u00a0will be tailored to you. Talking to us about your needs is the best way to get a feel for how long you\u2019ll be with us. It\u2019s important to note that recovery is a lifelong process. Having a support system, like outpatient care, and knowing your triggers are things you can rely on forever.\r\nDoes Washburn House Accept My Insurance?\r\nWashburn House accepts most commercial insurance plans. If you don\u2019t have insurance, we also accept direct payments. If you have questions or aren\u2019t sure how you\u2019re going to pay, contact us and we\u2019d love to problem-solve with you!\r\nWhat Happens When I Leave Washburn House?\r\nYou will not leave Washburn House unprepared. At the core of every program we offer is support and building up a system of sober supports around you. This means being part of ongoing therapy, support groups, and having a comprehensive relapse prevention plan. This plan will detail the specific ways you will cope with triggers to use opioids again.\r\n\r\nWashburn House will work with you to secure resources in the community, such as outpatient therapy and 12-step groups. You will leave with all the resources you need.\r\nWhat If I Still Need to Take Pills for Pain Management?\r\nThis is an understandable concern if you were prescribed opioids for pain management and abused them. We\u2019ll prepare you with options for facing this conflict.\r\n\r\nRemember, there is no shame in your addiction. Your healthcare provider will thank you for letting them know you\u2019ve had a problem with prescription opioids in the past.\r\n\r\nThere are also medications for pain management that do not contain opiates. Extended-release opioids do not produce a \u201chigh\u201d feeling and may be your best option. Your pain is still important and should never be minimized because of a past addiction.\r\n\r\nA life without addiction is just around the corner. Whether you abused prescribed opioids or others, we can help you free yourself. Call us today at <a href='tel:8552983104'>855.298.3104</a> to begin your recovery journey.