If you are regularly using opiates, you may need to detox at a rehab facility. Withdrawal can be a scary process, but it doesn't have to be. Knowing what to expect can help you choose an opiate addiction treatment center that can meet your needs, making the experience much more comfortable and safe. Step 1: Assessment and Treatment Plan The first step at many opiate detox centers will be a thorough assessment of your situation. Then, therapists and counselors work with you to create a treatment plan. Many factors affect your treatment plan. The specific drug or drugs used, the amounts used, and how often will be a factor. The severity of your current withdrawal symptoms and the nature of your projected withdrawal symptoms will be considered. Any physical or mental health conditions will be taken into consideration as well. Dual diagnosis treatment can help when you suffer from a mental health disorder along with opioid addiction. This ensures you can alleviate the most severe mental health symptoms and focus on your recovery. Lastly, your determination to quit and your feelings on different treatments will also play a role. Rehab is most effective when you are comfortable with your treatment plan and believe it is the right course for you. Types of Treatment At Opiate Detox Centers There are a few different types of treatment that you may receive at opiate detox centers. Often, several of these will be combined to give you the treatment you need for your addiction on all levels, including physical, emotional, and mental. The types of treatment are: \tMedication-assisted treatment \tMedications for withdrawal symptoms \tCounseling and treatment for mental health issues \tGroup therapy \tCBT or DBT Advantages of Opiate Detox Centers There are many advantages of choosing opiate detox centers over attempting to go through the process alone. The first is that you are in an environment where you don't have access to your drug of choice. This can actually be a relief. It temporarily eliminates your inner struggle to stay clean. You don't have to worry about relapsing, and can focus on simply getting better. Secondly, and perhaps most important, is access to medical care. Drug detox centers give you 24-hour access to medical care. Withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable, and medical professionals can keep you comfortable and ensure your safety. Lastly, you may experience strong emotions while you are detoxing. You may realize that you were using drugs as a way to mask your emotions. When you can no longer use them, all the emotions that you were muting can come back all at once. This can be overwhelming. Opiate detox centers have support groups and mental health treatment programs that can help you process these emotions. What Happens After Detox? By the end of the detox process, your body should be stabilized and able to function without the drug. However, your recovery journey is not over yet. You will still need treatment for your addiction to reduce the chances of relapse and help you learn how to function sober. Generally, you have a few options after you complete your detox. \tResidential addiction treatment programs \tOutpatient addiction treatment program \tRehab aftercare programs Many opiate detox centers allow you to go through a residential drug treatment program if you choose. You will live at the facility and spend most of your time working on your recovery. This will involve therapy as well as learning more about your addiction. You may choose from different outpatient treatment programs as well. These programs allow you to live at home while still spending a significant amount of time at the treatment center. This can be a great way to transition back to living on your own while still receiving lots of support for your recovery. Aftercare is often recommended after you complete residential or outpatient treatment. You will meet with others in recovery. You may have group meetings or do fun things together. Contact Lucida Treatment Centers Opiate Detox Today If you are using opiates on a regular basis, Lucida Treatment Center's opiate detox center offers treatment for your addiction. Call us today at , and we will help you determine if a detox program is needed. Don't wait. Begin the road to recovery today.