Since the sap of the opium poppy was first used to craft a remedy for pain and discomfort, it has been observed as being both helpful and harmful. Opioids can get patients through the worst of serious physical maladies, and then turn them into struggling addicts. Withdrawal symptoms from opioids
can be severe, so this often drives addicts to continue using the drugs long after they are medically necessary.
Tarzana Treatment Centers provides Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
options for individuals suffering from opioid addiction. Medical detoxification
works with the body to slowly taper off of opioids until it is cleansed. Methadone Maintenance
is meant for individuals who have suffered multiple relapse, and helps to reduce opioid cravings. Both opioid withdrawal treatment methods are meant to help you achieve long-term abstinence.
Patients are regularly prescribed opioid medications like Vicodin, Oxycodone, and Morphine to manage pain ranging from headaches to broken bones. These medications are very effective and highly addictive, so they are meant to be used for a short period of time. The addiction can set in so rapidly, though, that the brain will trick the body into thinking the medication is still needed for “pain relief”. With further use, the body becomes opioid dependent.
Opioids have been manufactured legally and illegally, for medicinal and recreational use, for over a century. Heroin is notorious for being extremely addictive. Once provided as a legal medication, it is now one of the most damaging drugs sold illegally on the street. The opioid withdrawal symptoms from heroin are so intense that, some say, you can become addicted with one use. Heroin is once again gaining popularity among teens and young adults, and is reaching across all social and financial circles.
A very small percentage of opioid addicts can “kick” the drug without medical assistance. Successful opioid withdrawal treatment requires MAT to minimize the risk of relapse. The goal must be complete abstinence. Treating the withdrawal symptoms is only a part of the battle, though. Quality treatment, like at Tarzana Treatment Centers, also includes counseling and an option for Vivitrol
in aftercare treatment.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.