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Opioid Addiction Rehab

Opioids, such as heroin, prescription opioids— oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine— and illegal synthetic opioids like fentanyl, are highly addictive drugs. Opioids bind to receptors in the brain, affecting basic physiological functioning such as heart rate, sleeping, and breathing and they create an artificial sensation of pleasure.

The Opioid Crisis

The U.S. opioid crisis is a major problem, with 115 Americans dying of opioid overdose each day, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Opioid overdose rates have been increasing for years, and in 2015, more than 33,000 Americans died from overdose (NIDA).

In the last year, 2.5 million Americans aged 18-25 have misused opioids, and in 2016, the same number reported misusing an opioid (NIDA). As some of the most potent, habit-forming narcotics, opioids have serious side effects when abused.

To overcome opioid addiction, proper treatment is essential. Without the medical supervision and assistance a certified and accredited detox facility provides, serious complications may result from opioid withdrawal. Because We Care, Royal Life Centers is committed to providing the safest, most effective medication-assisted opioid detox, followed by carefully structured, individualized medical regiments, an intensive therapy program, and extensive aftercare options.

Short-term effects of opioid use may include:

  • Lethargy/drowsiness
  • Paranoia
  • Depression
  • Nausea

Long-term effects of opioid use may include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Liver and brain damage
  • Tolerance/dependence

Should I seek treatment for opioid addiction?

Signs of an opioid problem may include:

  • “Doctor shopping” for multiple prescriptions
  • Snorting, smoking or injecting pills to increase effects
  • Planning activities around opioid use
  • Engaging in other high-risk behaviors
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Continuing to use despite negative effects
  • Withdrawal symptoms and/or cravings

If you recognize any of these signs in yourself or others, you may have an opioid problem and require medical help to safely detox.

Withdrawal from opioids is physically and emotionally taxing, and withdrawal symptoms vary in severity. Typically, withdrawal symptoms begin around six hours following the last dose, peak around the 72-hour mark, and last around a week. Our goal at Royal Life Centers is to make detoxification from opioids as smooth as possible, which is why our guests are monitored through and after detox and our medical staff is on site 24/7 to ensure safety and comfort.

Opioid withdrawal symptoms may include (NIDA):

  • Depression
  • Stomach cramps
  • Severe muscle and bone pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Cold flashes with goosebumps
  • Uncontrollable leg movements
  • Severe cravings

What happens after medical detox?

Following medical detox at Royal Life Centers, guests will begin a comprehensive, collaborative approach to substance abuse treatment designed to support physical and mental wellness and promote a lasting, sober lifestyle. Our addiction specialists, from our therapists and case managers to our facility staff, are dedicated to providing the best in care and support. Our holistic, evidence-based approach to psychotherapy incorporates individual and group sessions and activity, movement, and adventure therapies into one program that treats mind, body, and spirit.

Guests may begin their recovery journey in our residential inpatient program and continue with us through PHP, IOP, OP, and sober living at our grad housing residences. At Royal Life Centers, the guest is always our top priority, and we consistently do all we can to effect lasting change, that they might continue to lead healthy, sober lives long after they have left our care.

Reach Out

If you or a loved one has a opioid addiction, or any substance use disorder, please reach out to us about your detox and treatment options. Royal Life Centers admissions staff are available 24/7 to answer your questions and address your concerns Because We Care.

Our team of addiction specialists make themselves available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Because We Care.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out” 

– Robert Collier

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Royal Life Centers provides the best quality of care, while extending our genuine hope and belief in each guest that steps into our facility. We strive to give each guest the most transformative recovery experience, not just because that’s what we do— but, Because We Care. We hope for each of our guests to rebuild happy, healthy, and meaningful lives in sobriety.

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