It is truly unfortunate how familiar we have become with opiates and opioids in this country. What was once thought to be a problem that existed elsewhere, in someone else’s community, has shown itself to be a nationwide issue, one where these substances are ravaging this country leading to the destruction of many lives, and unfortunately the death of over 100,000 people in the just the past two years.

Not but a few years ago many people were ignorant to the fact that we had an opiate issue in this country, but now people from all walks of life and from every geographic location in the country has become aware that something is terribly eschewed when it comes to opiate addiction in the U.S.

The United States Government has chimed in on the issue repeatedly, but as of yet, they have been unable to do anything to stop the ever-rising amounts of overdoses that are occurring each year, due to opiates that are laced with fentanyl and other powerful opioids.

At JourneyPure Bowling Green’s opiate rehab in Kentucky, we understand just how strong of a draw opiates, in particular heroin, can have on an individual. We understand what it is like to give up everything that you once held dear in life in the pursuit of substances, and as such we offer an opiate rehab in Kentucky that aims to help break you of the vicious cycle of addiction and get you on the path to recovery.

We know that it is currently incredibly dangerous to be addicted to opiates in this country, as you never know if your next usage could be the one that causes an overdose and so we implore you to please reach out to our opiate rehab in Kentucky if you are in need of help.

What are Opiates?

Opiates are substances created by extracting opium latex from poppy plants, which is the chemical containing the analgesic morphine alkaloid used in the making of heroin. OxyContin, morphine, Vicodin, and codeine are some of the most powerful and addictive painkillers that contain opiates.

Some addicts justify their use of opiates by claiming that they are safe because the active ingredients are natural rather than synthesized, however, studies challenge these claims by thoroughly documenting the potential dangers surrounding the use of opiates. Opiates cause destructive and long-lasting effects that can lead to serious and permanent health damages.  Abdominal bloating/distention, liver damage, vomiting, and brain damage are just a few of the hazardous consequences of opiate addiction.

Opiate Rehab In Kentucky: What To Expect In Treatment?

One of the largest obstacles that an individual faces when making the decision to seek help from a facility like our opiate rehab in Kentucky, is that they are not entirely sure what to expect. As strange as it may sound, many people who are in active addiction are actually comfortable to a certain degree living an addicted life because they know full and well what to expect. However, when they attempt to get sober, they do not know what this is like, or at least they are not aware what it is like within their adult lives and so many stay in active addiction out of fear of change or fear of the unknown. Understanding this dilemma, we seek to not only make your transition into recovery as seamless and comfortable as possible, but we also seek to make the whole process transparent so that you are aware what is going on, and what you can expect from your new sober life.

Below are the stages of treatment of opiate addiction:

  •       Detox

Your recovery program will begin with a fully-supervised on-site medical detoxification. Highly-trained psychiatrists, physicians, and addiction therapists will monitor your progress around the clock and administer medication as needed to relieve the symptoms of withdrawal and to reduce cravings. At the same time, counselors work with those patients suffering from potentially undiagnosed mental health issues.

  •       Individual Therapy

While undergoing opiate addiction treatment at JourneyPure Bowling Green, clients receive one-on-one counseling sessions with trained addiction therapists who assist patients with reclaiming their self-worth and sense of identity to build the inner strength necessary to overcome opiate addiction.

Qualified addiction therapists employ cognitive behavioral therapy and other psychotherapy techniques along with motivational interviewing to explore the roots of each patient’s individual path to addiction. While undergoing individual counseling, patients learn to redirect anxiety, stress, and unpleasant emotions into healthy and productive behaviors. Clients also gain insight about how to cope with the disease of addiction which enables them to foster the self-esteem and independence necessary for successful, long-term recovery.

  •       Group Counseling

Group sessions usually involve five to ten patients who are dealing with similar addiction issues. These moderated sessions give a forum for clients to discuss their thoughts about recovery with their peers and aim to improve relational skills. Because of the natural empathy and camaraderie patients share in recovery, many opiate addicts prefer group counseling sessions. Group therapists ensure that all attendees abide by the rules and respect the right of each individual to express himself or herself without fear or judgment.

  •       The Final Phase — Recovery and Beyond

Lifelong sobriety beyond a structured treatment program is possible. It is important to seek the support of friends, family and the caring staff at JourneyPure Bowling Green if cravings return or if you become overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety or depression. Know that your current circumstances don’t dictate your fate, but can be useful indicators in understanding how to revolutionize your future.

Finding The Right Opiate Rehab in Kentucky

If you think that you or your loved one may have a problem with drugs or alcohol and you believe that they need Opiate Rehab in Kentucky then call the professionals at JourneyPure Bowling Green today. Our trained, caring, and knowledgeable staff is standing by to help you in any way that they can. They know exactly what it is that you are currently going through and they want nothing more but to help you through this trying time. Please give us a call today.

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