Opioid Addiction Treatment

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Opioids are drugs often prescribed to induce surgical anesthesia, relieve acute post-surgical pain, and treat other moderate to severe acute pain. When opioids are taken short-term and as prescribed, they can be effective and relatively safe. However, when misused or taken illegally, they present a high risk of addiction and overdose. Fortunately, undergoing an opioid addiction treatment program can help you or a struggling loved one overcome addiction. Contact BlueCrest Recovery today at 888.292.9652 to learn more about our opioid rehab center and our substance abuse treatment in New Jersey.

What are opioids?

Opioids send signals to the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body to increase relaxation and dull pain perception. The drugs also interact with the brain’s pleasure and reward center to increase dopamine levels and other chemicals, increasing feelings of pleasure, well-being, and euphoria. Although these same signals can be triggered naturally in the brain, opioids deliver the effects at a higher intensity, which can lead to addiction as users continually seek to repeat the effects. As opioid use is continued, the brain adapts to the dose and demands more of the drug to produce the desired effect, leading to tolerance and addiction.

The opioid crisis has cast much scrutiny on the frightening rise in opioid addiction and deaths in the last few decades. Consequently, physicians are becoming more cautious about prescribing opioids for conditions other than cancer pain, palliative care, and end-of-life comfort.

Signs of Opioid Abuse

Many physical, mental, and behavioral signs may warn of opioid abuse or addiction.

Behavioral Symptoms

Common behavioral changes may include:

  • Taking higher doses than prescribed or more often than prescribed
  • Stealing or forging prescriptions
  • Requesting prescriptions from several different doctors
  • Reporting a prescription as lost and requesting a new one
  • Asking for early refills

Fluctuations in mood and energy levels, including rapidly swinging from high to low levels, can be a sign of opioid abuse, as can sleep disorders and risky behavior, including unprotected sex or injecting drugs.

Physical Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of opioid abuse include:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Feeling high (euphoria)
  • Slowed breathing rate
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Poor coordination
  • Increased dose required for pain relief
  • Worsening or increased sensitivity to pain with higher doses

Older adults may be at a greater risk of adverse side effects from opioids, as they may take longer to metabolize drugs, take multiple prescriptions, and have other chronic diseases.

Opioid Overdose

Opioid overdose is a medical emergency. Signs of an overdose often include pinpoint pupils, unconsciousness, and respiratory depression. Other symptoms may include blue-tinged skin as a sign of poor circulation, an individual who is awake but unable to talk, choking sounds, an irregular pulse, and vomiting. If breathing becomes dangerously slow and shallow, too little oxygen may reach the brain, causing hypoxia. Hypoxia can lead to coma, brain damage, and death.

If you suspect an opioid overdose, contact emergency services immediately. If help arrives in time, naloxone can reverse the effects and prevent death. Most first responders now carry naloxone.

What to Expect from Our Opioid Rehab Center in New Jersey

At BlueCrest Recovery, our addiction specialists have decades of experience helping people recover from addictive behaviors. Using a holistic approach that treats the mind, body, and spirit, we facilitate the healing of the whole person.

Our staff is compassionate and empathetic and includes some who have also traveled the road to recovery from addiction. Our counselors work with those in recovery to address family and other relationship issues, parenting, work-related issues, legal issues, and more.

Our opioid rehab program is offered on an outpatient or intensive basis, allowing clients to continue working, going to school, and living at home while getting the support they need from a structured treatment program.

Find Opioid Addiction Treatment in New Jersey at BlueCrest Recovery

BlueCrest Recovery takes a whole-person approach to treatment, considering not only a person’s physical needs but also their emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs. Learn more about our approach to treatment and contact BlueCrest Recovery today at 888.292.9652 for help.

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Yes, all information provided is kept confidential and once engaged in treatment; all aspects of treatment are confidential unless otherwise noted by a signed release of information.

We accept most major private insurances. If you do not have insurance, private pay options can be discussed.

At BlueCrest Recovery Center, you will receive a comprehensive multifaceted approach to treatment that includes both group therapy sessions and individual one-on-one therapy sessions based on your unique needs.

Yes, we offer both family support and education groups run by a licensed clinician as well as individual family sessions. Every family and every person is unique, our clinicians will work with you to determine the best approach to healing for yourself and your family.

BlueCrest Recovery Center will conduct an assessment, or level of care evaluation. The goal is to determine the appropriate level of care to meet the client’s individual needs and to provide a recommendation.

Yes, in fact clients with co-occurring illnesses tend to be very successful in our program. Every client that comes to BlueCrest receives a comprehensive psychological evaluation to determine what specific mental health needs they have. From there, a personalized treatment plan that addresses both the substance use and mental health concerns.

BlueCrest Recovery adheres to the highest treatment standards established by its accrediting agencies. BlueCrest is currently accredited by Joint Commission and   The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities also known as CARF. These governing agencies certify that our services are consistently meeting rigorous treatment standards and to ensure the highest quality of care is always being provided.

Group schedules for all treatment days are outlined by a clinical curriculum that integrates a multitude of the treatment modalities we offer. Our therapists will conduct weekly individual sessions with each client. These one-on-one sessions most often occurs during treatment hours in lieu of a group session. BlueCrest’s clinical schedule offers comprehensive and diverse therapeutic approaches including, among many others, process (discussion) group, 12-step education/didactic groups, yoga and meditation sessions and life skills training.

Transitioning from treatment to independent living is a common relapse trigger. BlueCrest’s multiple levels of care are intended to gradually “step-down” clinical structure as clients build independence and grow their 12-step program. Clinicians and our Case Manager will assist in making any necessary aftercare referrals for continued care including but not limited to psychiatrists, doctors and therapists.