Going to treatment is just the beginning of living a rewarding and happy life in sobriety. Many people attempting to recover from addiction and alcoholism make several attempts before they are finally able to live a life of sobriety. However, as opioid overdose rates skyrocket and the drug becomes more lethal with the introduction of fentanyl and carfentanyl, many men and women addicted to opioids are less likely to have the opportunity for multiple treatment attempts. Fortunately, treatment facilities have begun focusing more attention to effectively treating those suffering from opioid addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, relapse rates for substance use disorder are between 40 and 60 percent. However, with opioid addiction, experts believe the rates are much higher. The addiction is so strong that entering into treatment and receiving professional care is often necessary if one is to overcome their addiction. According to Treating Drug Problems: Volume 1: A Study of the Evolution, Effectiveness, and Financing of Public and Private Drug Treatment Systems, effective treatment includes an “in-depth psychiatric and psychosocial evaluation,” followed by education-oriented daily lectures, small group meetings, weekly meetings with a counselor or therapist, and appointments with any other medical, psychiatrist, or family service professionals needed. Recently, treatment has seen an “increasing emphasis on family (or “codependent”) therapy and the concept that others may be acting as “enablers” or drug and alcohol consumption.” Addiction is complex, and if men and women suffering from opioid addiction are to receive the best treatment possible, it is important that they are able to address all the factors contributing to their addiction and gain an understanding of the disease. A focus on the 12-Step program of recovery is extremely important in setting a client on the path toward permanent sobriety. 12-Step recovery works—according to Alcoholics Anonymous Effectiveness: Faith Meets Science, there is strong evidence that the rates of abstinence “are about twice as high among those who attend AA,” and, “prior AA attendance is predictive of subsequent abstinence.” Getting involved with 12-Step recovery while in treatment makes it more likely that an individual will continue to be involved with the recovery community after they have left treatment. Aftercare and continuation with an outside recovery program can be specifically helpful for individuals with high potential for relapse, such as those suffering from opioid addiction.
Your story can be one of hope, faith, and courage in sobriety. You can change your life and begin building a brighter future by seeking help now. Oceanfront Recovery, a treatment facility in beautiful Laguna Beach, offers highly effective and individualized treatment options tailored to a client’s specific needs. For more information about treatment program options, please call today: (877) 279-1777