Opioids affect people from all walks of life across the country and here in North Carolina. In fact, the United States is in the midst of an ongoing opioid epidemic. Often prescribed for post-surgical pain relief or chronic pain, opioids are highly addictive and less effective over time. This can lead to increased doses, opioid abuse, and opioid addiction. Unfortunately, opioids are incredibly difficult to stop using without medical help and psychiatric care. At Insight Recovery Center, our mindfulness-based holistic recovery programs provide clients with the tools and support system they need to overcome opioid abuse and opioid abuse disorder.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with opioids, Insight Recovery Center can help. The clinician-led team at Insight Recovery Center provides holistic, evidence-based substance abuse treatment in Asheville, North Carolina. Call us now at 828.826.1376 to learn more about our outpatient opioid rehab programs and get started today.
What Are Opioids, and Why Are They So Easy to Abuse?
Opioids are synthetic drugs made from the opium poppy. Used for centuries for pain relief and euphoric experiences, opium is significantly less potent than modern opioids like OxyContin and fentanyl.
Opioids work by blocking pain receptors in the brain, relieving pain and causing euphoric feelings. They also slow down messages from the nervous system to the body. The more often someone takes opioids, the higher their tolerance becomes. This means they will need higher doses for the same pain relief or euphoric effects. This can lead to opioid abuse, including:
- Mixing opioids with alcohol
- Mixing prescriptions
- Taking someone else’s prescription
- Using illicit opioids like heroin and street fentanyl
The pain-numbing effects of opioids help those struggling with physical and emotional pain. For many, chronic opioid use is a form of self-soothing for co-occurring disorders like anxiety, depression, and unresolved trauma. At Insight Recovery Center, our trauma-informed approach helps clients uncover, treat, and navigate the effects of past trauma to reduce addiction triggers and achieve optimal wellness.
Holistic Opioid Addiction Treatment
When someone develops opioid use disorder, they experience intense withdrawal symptoms when the drug leaves their system. This is a normal response. Unfortunately, opioid withdrawal can be especially painful and difficult to manage without professional support. At Insight Recovery Center, we pair a range of evidence-based holistic therapies with Vivitrol to reduce cravings and help clients feel better. Our therapies include:
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Experiential/adventure therapy
- Meditative therapy
- Motivational interviewing (MI)
- Music therapy
- Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)
- Yoga therapy
- Trauma therapy
- 12-step support
Unfortunately, at least half of people struggling with substance use have co-occurring disorders. Our dual diagnosis treatment program provides mental health, trauma resolution, and addiction treatment simultaneously for overall wellbeing.
Mindful Opioid Addiction Treatment in Asheville, North Carolina
If you or someone in your life is struggling with opioids, don’t quit cold turkey. Call the team at Insight Recovery Center for support. At Insight Recovery Center, we believe in a different approach to addiction recovery. Our clinician-led boutique outpatient programs provide a balance between support and flexibility to help clients navigate long-term recovery. With IOP, OP, and PHP levels of care, we have the support system you need.
Located in the healing mountain landscape of Asheville, NC, clients at the Insight Recovery Center receive one-on-one care with only 16 clients at a time.
Get Started with Intimate Substance Abuse Treatment at Insight Recovery Center Today!
Opioid addiction is treatable. At Insight Recovery Center, we believe our clients have the innate ability to heal from addiction and underlying trauma. Call us now at 828.826.1376 to learn more about our opioid rehab programs and to get started with holistic treatment today.