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Opioid Rehab

opioid rehabThe number of Nebraska residents who form an addiction to opioids increases every year. Prescription pain relievers like oxycodone or Percocet can quickly cause a dependency to form, and illicit opioids like heroin can cause numerous additional health issues. The need for qualified substance abuse treatment programs is at an all-time high. For patients who can no longer control their addiction, opioid addiction treatment can help them recover and reduce the risk of a return to use or an overdose.

At Northpoint Omaha, we offer outpatient opioid addiction treatment for Nebraska residents that includes evidence-based approaches. We can help you or your loved one overcome opioid addiction through medical support and behavioral therapy that gives you the healthy coping skills necessary for maintaining your sobriety. To get help for yourself or a loved one struggling with opioid addiction, call 402.685.9404 today to learn more about our Omaha programs.

How Opioid Addiction Develops

Opioids are a natural chemical from the poppy plant grown in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. Opioids became popular as pain medication in the 1990s, and doctors prescribed the pain medication without fully understanding the addictive properties of opioids. An epidemic quickly grew that we are still facing today.

Opioids can create a powerful addiction much faster than other addictive substances such as alcohol and marijuana. Each cell in the body has receptors that receive messages from the brain telling it what to do. This can be anything from walking down the street, driving a car, getting hungry, feeling pain or sadness, and of course, feeling pleasure. When you take opioids, they bind with the opioid receptors and signal a massive release of dopamine. This creates a euphoria that your body can never produce without more opioids.

The faster the drugs bind with the receptors, the more intense the euphoria will be. Patients who misuse their prescription medications or use illicit opioids can quickly form an addiction. The longer they abuse opioids, the more intense their symptoms and withdrawal will be, making it nearly impossible to quit without help.

At Northpoint Omaha, we offer outpatient opioid rehab for those ready to stop letting their addiction ruin their lives and want to make a positive change. Our treatment programs can help you whether you are just starting your recovery or need continuing support for as long as necessary.

Recognizing the Signs of Opioid Abuse

Substance abuse can be challenging to spot if you are not familiar with the sign of opioid abuse. Addiction can make some patients feel shameful and not want to ask for help. They will hide their drug use and go to extreme lengths to keep their abuse in the dark. If you suspect a friend or loved one is struggling with opioid abuse, look for these common signs:

  • Powerful cravings they cannot resist
  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Financial problems
  • Irrational behavior
  • Stealing or threatening friends and family

Opioid abuse is a serious mental health issue that is treatable through a certified opioid rehab program. The healthy coping skills you build in treatment will help you maintain your sobriety throughout your life.

Discover Opioid Addiction Treatment at Northpoint Omaha

For men and women struggling with addiction, Northpoint Omaha offers opioid addiction treatment to help them get control of their lives back. When you first arrive, therapists and medical staff will perform a complete evaluation to determine the severity of your addiction and which treatment program will benefit you the most:

  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Aftercare

If you or someone you care about is struggling with opioid abuse, call 402.685.9404 today to learn more about our Omaha opioid addiction treatment program.