Opioid Addiction Treatment Services
Opioids are a type of substance that adheres to receptors in our brains and reduces pain. There are several different types of opioids, including pain medications such as Oxycodone or Vicodin, end of life medication for cancer patients, like Fentanyl, and illegal substances such as heroin. Since opioids alter the chemicals in your brain, they are highly addictive, and even patients who use opioids as prescribed by their doctors are susceptible to becoming addicted. At Soul Surgery, we offer the most effective opioid addiction treatment services in Arizona to ensure a long, happy life without addiction. Our staff is experienced, empathetic, and here to support you every step of the way.
Opioid Misuse Epidemic
Opioid misuse is at an all-time high in the United States. We see an alarming number of deaths directly caused by opioid overdose, and the numbers continue to worsen. At Soul Surgery, we hope to educate our patients on the dangers of long-term opioid misuse, reduce the instance of relapse, and create a brighter, happier future for our patients and their families.
Below are a few startling statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
- More than 130 people overdose on opioids every day in the United States.
- An estimated 80% of people who misuse heroin first misused prescription opioids
- In 2017, approximately 1.7 million people suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioids in the United States
How Do Opioids Affect Your Body?
Opioids work by binding to receptors in our brains, telling our brains that we are no longer in pain. Opioids do not treat the cause of the pain in our bodies and are typically prescribed for short term, temporary pain relief, such as after surgery or an injury. In time, opioids alter the way our brains produce important chemicals and can cause irreparable damage. Below are a few of the long-term effects of opioid use:
Irreversible damage to the frontal regions of the brain causes your brain to lose proper function. Memory loss, impulse control, and loss of executive function are a few of the ways your brain is affected by opioids.
Mental Health Disorders
Since opioids alter your brain’s natural ability to produce vital chemicals, long-term use can cause depression, anxiety, and paranoia in a lot of patients.
Opioids, when used for long periods, cause your heart to begin beating irregularly. This condition alone is dangerous but can also lead to other life-threatening complications such as heart attack or stroke.
Find Hope and Healing at Soul Surgery’s Opioid Addiction Treatment Center
If you are suffering from an addiction to opioids, it is essential to know that you are not alone, and there is hope. When you are stuck in the throes of addiction, the idea of getting clean can be overwhelming. The fear of detoxing and rehabilitating is genuine and understandable. At Soul Surgery, we offer the most effective methods of opioid addiction treatment:
Medication Assisted Treatment
One of the safest and most effective forms of treating opioid addiction is through the use of methadone and similar medications.
Luxury Residential or Outpatient Treatment
Our luxury treatment facilities ensure a comfortable rehab experience to help you on your journey to sobriety. Whether you choose to stay on-site or visit daily, the rehab centers are equipped with everything you need.
Mental Health Treatment
Treating your addiction includes healing your mind, not just your body. The experienced staff at Soul Surgery create a custom treatment plan for you so that you are sure to succeed.
The staff at Soul Surgery understand that addiction is impossible to overcome alone, and we are dedicated to providing you with the support you need to succeed in sobriety. Please reach out if you are ready to take your first step on the road to recovery.