Opioids are a classification of substances that includes heroin and prescription pain medications such as OxyContin and Vicodin. When an individual is battling an addiction to opioids such as these, it can be rather difficult to defeat this form of chemical dependency alone. Heroin, one of the most dangerous illicit substances in existence today, produces a high that elicits feelings of euphoria. Prescription painkillers, which can also be dangerous when misused, can produce a similar high because of their pain-blocking effects on the brain. Allowing an opioid addiction to remain long-standing can, unfortunately, cause a person to experience a variety of adverse effects. However, if a person receives the proper treatment, an opioid addiction can become a thing of the past.
The Landing, a provider of truly effective addiction treatment, has been helping men win the war against opioid addiction since 2007. Through the utilization of evidence-based interventions and holistic treatments, this center has been able to help men of all ages navigate the recovery process and live the sober lives they deserve to be living. In choosing The Landing for the rehabilitation of an opioid addiction, a bright and substance-free future becomes possible.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Opiate Addiction Treatment
Those battling opioid addictions often know the pain and devastation that heroin and/or painkillers have caused in their lives. For concerned loved ones, the pain they feel is frequently due to witnessing the person they care about become enthralled in the insidious cycle of opioid abuse. You, as one of those concerned loved ones, may feel as though you have done all that you can do to help your friend or family member, or may even feel there is nothing that can be done to help your loved one get the treatment he needs. Rest assured, however, as there remain a number of steps that you can still take. Consider the following:
- Familiarize yourself with your loved one’s opioid of choice, and learn about the signs of withdrawal and overdose.
- Collaborate with other family members and friends in establishing a safety plan that details what needs to be done in the event your loved one experiences health complications as a result of abusing heroin or pain medications. Such a plan can include calling for emergency medical intervention or taking your loved one to the emergency room if his health status requires help.
- Talk to your loved one about receiving treatment. Even if the person you care about has received care in the past, it is worth talking about the importance of seeking care so that he will be able to finally end his abuse of these lethal substances.
- Assist your loved one in researching treatment centers that effectively treat opioid addictions. Unlike other forms of chemical dependency, opioid addictions require certain interventions in order for treatment to be successful. By considering centers that specialize in opioid addiction rehab and treatment, your loved one will have the greatest chance of defeating his addiction.
- Persuade your loved one to contact a opiate abuse treatment center of his choosing so that he can ask questions about the recovery process, treatment methods used, and how he can begin the admissions process.
- Once your loved one has committed himself to receiving care for his addiction, it could be helpful to offer your support by going with to his intake assessment or suggesting to driving him to his treatment center. For many individuals about to embark on the road to a recovered life, having the support of friends and family can be immensely helpful.
Lastly, once your loved one is engaged in treatment, it would be beneficial to learn if his treatment center offers family therapy opportunities or any supplemental supportive services for loved ones of those in treatment. If these types of services are offered, it would be to your advantage to attend and participate in them so that you can receive guidance and support for yourself. Additionally, it is by taking part in these services that you can heal your relationship with the person you care about as well.
Why Consider Opiate Abuse Rehab at The Landing of Newport Beach
Powerful cravings and uncomfortable physical symptoms of withdrawal are often two driving forces that prevent men from breaking free from the vicious cycle of opioid abuse. As a person’s abuse of heroin or prescription painkillers rages on, tolerance for these substances develops and the user requires more of his substance of choice in order to achieve the high he desires. When this occurs, the risk for overdose increases. Additionally, the ongoing abuse opioids can lead to a number of health concerns, including contracting HIV and hepatitis C via shared needles. Relationships with friends and family members oftentimes become strained and damaged, and job performance dwindles until unemployment becomes yet another consequence linked to the abuse of these substances. And while the number of adversities that can result from the abuse of opioids exceeds what has been mentioned above, they can most certainly be avoided if the individual seeks treatment to end and recover from an opioid addiction.
Types of Opiate Addiction Treatment Offered at our Rehab Center
Since 2007, The Landing has been providing life-changing treatment for men aged 18 and older who are looking to overcome addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions. Situated along the shores of the calming Pacific Ocean, this beachfront treatment center located in Newport Beach, California, has become a leading men’s addiction treatment center. Also named one of the top 10 luxury rehab centers in the country, The Landing offers a truly transformative experience to all who come for care.
Encompassing three treatment phases that are able to provide the care and support needed during each stage of the recovery process, The Landing is proud to offer residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programming. Each phase of care includes a variety of treatment methods and modalities, including person-centered approaches, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and trauma-focused care, which are designed to assist men as they leave their addictions in the past. The staff of expertly trained and dedicated professionals who supply treatment put forth every effort to enhance each client’s experience and do so by creating a positive, respectful atmosphere.
Men’s unique treatment needs are taken into consideration during each phase of treatment, and The Landing is pleased to offer clinically excellent care that incorporates mind, body, and spirit healing practices. The following types of treatment are among those featured at this world-class center:
Medical detoxification: In order for an individual to effectively participate in the recovery process, he must have a clear state of mind and not be distracted by nagging drug cravings or uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Should a man wish to break free from the grips of opioid addiction, yet require detoxification prior to engaging in our services, The Landing is able to facilitate medical detoxification so that each man is able to receive the care he needs prior to becoming part of our dynamic community.
Medication management: Because it is quite common for men to battle an addiction to opioids and a co-occurring mental illness at the same time, each client at our center will be able to meet with a psychiatrist within 72 hours of being at our opiate treatment center. During this meeting, our psychiatrist can determine if medication is needed to manage any existing mental health symptoms and can recommend medication if it is necessary to a client’s care. Furthermore, Landing clients who are prescribed medication will be able to schedule follow-up appointments on an as-needed basis so that our staff can monitor the effectiveness of any medication that is prescribed.
Individual therapy: The road to lasting recovery from an addiction to opioids often has many twists and turns, and it is always beneficial to process what occurs during treatment with a knowledgeable professional within the sanctity of a therapeutic relationship. Every man who partakes in treatment at The Landing will receive individual therapy sessions three times per week while in Phase I of our treatment. Meeting twice per week with a marriage and family therapist intern and once per week with a certified substance abuse counselor, our clients are afforded the one-on-one attention they need to process triumphs, setbacks, and emotions so that they are able to advance in their recovery.
Group therapy: For many men, battling an addiction to opioids can be a painful and lonely experience. For this reason, we are proud to offer various group therapy opportunities so that clients of The Landing can feel a sense of camaraderie and benefit from the support of others who have endured similar addiction-related challenges. Offered multiple times per day, the following are among the various groups featured at our center:
- Psychoeducation groups
- Process groups
- Trauma groups
- Nutrition groups
- 12-Step groups
- Emotion regulation group
- Recovery movies
- Professional development group
- Life skills implementation
- Clinical lectures
Experiential therapy: At The Landing, we employ an “east meets west” approach to treating addictions to substances such as opioids. We believe in bridging individualized experiences with endeavors that involve groups of clients so that each man who comes to our center is able to recover and optimize his health in a lasting way. The following experiential therapies and activities are those we offer our clients so that they can have a truly holistic opiate addiction treatment and rehabilitation experience:
- Hypnotherapy groups
- Narrative therapy
- Art therapy group
- Relationships group
- Music therapy
- Acupuncture groups
- Gym time
- Health and wellness group
Family therapy: The individuals who make up our clients’ primary support systems are invited to play a role in their loved one’s care. Available on an as-needed basis, The Landing facilitates family therapy sessions so that our clients and their loved ones can heal and persevere through the damage that addiction has caused in their lives. These sessions are led by our marriage and family therapy interns and can be beneficial in rejuvenating the relationships our clients have with their family members, friends, and other loved ones.
Family Program: In addition to providing support to our clients, the family members and other loved ones in our client’s lives can also receive invaluable support through The Landing’s Family Program. This program includes presentations led by our staff, group discussions, and multi-family sessions that allow loved ones to offer encouragement to other families as well. Furthermore, this program will help friends and family members learn how to care for themselves during their loved one’s recovery, and gain the skills needed to provide the most effective support to the person they care about.
In choosing to come to The Landing for treatment, you will soon come to know our truly personalized treatment experience. During the process of admissions, your needs will be assessed, and our staff will work alongside you to formulate a treatment plan that will enable you to reach your recovery goals. The aforementioned treatment methods can be incorporated into your plan, and we are able to adjust the interventions included should your treatment needs and goals change.
Once you have completed Phase I of our treatment, you can then begin programming in Phase II, and then step down to Phase III prior to leaving our opiate abuse rehab center. It is our mission to help you defeat your addiction to opioids, and we will do all that we can to ensure that you achieve your goals.
If you or someone you love would like to learn more about The Landing in Newport Beach, feel free to contact us. Let us help you make the changes needed to live the life you have always dreamed of.