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Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid use disorder, or opioid addiction, is a medical condition that affects millions of Americans. It doesn’t discern between age, race, or income level, and as with other addictions, genetic and environmental factors can influence risk. Addiction is much more complicated than just a physical dependence, and each person will have a unique set of circumstances that influence their behavior. Even if an individual is working toward recovery, there are still many psychological factors that can trigger a relapse.

At Blair Wellness Group, we identify triggers and create a customized treatment plan based on evidence-based modalities that are designed to combat opiate addiction and prevent relapse.

What Are Opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs that interact with nerve receptors in the body, reducing the intensity of pain signals to the brain. They are often prescribed by doctors as a way to manage pain after surgery or an accident or to manage chronic pain caused by degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to helping people manage pain, opioids also cause the brain to release endorphins, creating a relaxed or euphoric feeling. Because of this, opioids are highly addictive. In many cases, people who have been prescribed painkillers by their doctors become physiologically dependent on them.

Examples of Opioid Drugs

Opioid drugs fall into three different classes — natural, synthetic, or semi-synthetic. Regardless of the type, opioids of all kinds can be misused and have addiction potential. The following is a list of some of the most commonly used opioid drugs.

Exploring the Difference Between Tolerance, Dependence, and Addiction

It may not be easy to determine if you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction. Understanding the meaning of the terms tolerance, dependence, and addiction can help in understanding the severity and what kind of treatment is necessary.

Opioid Tolerance

Tolerance occurs when a person using opioids begins to experience a reduced response and therefore, requires to consume more opioids in order to experience the same desirable “high”. Tolerance isn’t necessarily indicative of a problem because some prescription medications are known to become increasingly ineffective over time. However, when taken independently of a doctor’s close supervision, it could signal signs of a growing addiction.

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Opioid Dependence

Dependence means that a person’s brain has adjusted to regular opioid use and without it, unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal will occur when stopped. Withdrawal symptoms can be mild such as headaches, sweating, and an upset stomach. However, they can also be more serious — which is why people who have been dependent on a drug for a long period of time need to reduce their intake gradually.

Opioid Addiction

Also called Opioid Use Disorder or OUD, opioid addiction occurs when drugs are taken repeatedly any attempt to cut down or control use are unsuccessful despite many negative consequences. Unlike tolerance and dependence, addiction is a disease that is characterized by physical changes in the brain, making it especially difficult for the user to stop. It is therefore critical that anyone with opioid addiction immediately seek out treatment and addiction recovery with the help or a licensed clinical psychologist and a medical expert.

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Signs of Opioid Addiction

Many people who are struggling with opioid addiction may not display symptoms right away but over time, physical dependency can start to interfere with daily life. The following are some of the potential warning signs of opioid addiction.

Physical Signs

Behavioral Signs

Taking a Step in the Right Direction

If you suspect that you have a dependency or addiction to opioid medications, the best thing you can do is to seek help immediately from a licensed professional with training and experience in addiction disorders. There are also some things you can do to start the process of reducing your dependence including removing drugs from your home, keeping a diary of your drug use, steering clear of social influences that make you want to use, and setting a clear goal for reducing and eventually stopping.

Dealing with opioid addiction is challenging, and, in most cases, requires professional help. If you’re ready to take control of your life and want to achieve life-changing, lasting sobriety, take the first step and contact Blair Wellness Group today to request an appointment.

Treatment and Long-Term Recovery for Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is a dangerous and complex disease. The treatment for opioid addiction varies for everyone depending on the length of addiction, age, and many other variables. Underlying behavioral conditions such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD can have a compounding effect and escalate from tolerance or dependence to clinical addiction. That’s why it is important to not delay seeking addiction recovery and intensive interventions from a licensed clinical psychologist and a medical expert. At Blair Wellness Group, we will work with you one-on-one to proactively determine all risk factors and behavioral patterns while providing you with a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve recovery.

At Blair Wellness Group, we use a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities to help our patients increase their awareness of the thoughts and emotions that are fueling their opioid abuse. Dr. Blair is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who, through the use of the latest evidence-based treatments, Neural plasticity, and Treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Dialectical Behavioral Treatment, Psychoanalysis, Crisis Intervention Techniques, Interpersonal Effectiveness Training, and Psychodynamic Treatment, treats patients by teaching them the necessary techniques to overcome addiction and achieve lasting recovery.

Get the Concierge Treatment You Need and Deserve

At Blair Wellness group, we offer concierge-treatment models that allows our patients to seek customized and evidence-based treatment models in a supportive, caring, and non-judgmental environment. Our patients can schedule evening and weekend appointments, seven days a week, with direct access to a licensed clinical psychologist. We offer in-person appointments, teletherapy sessions, and telephone meetings, seven days a week.

You don’t have to face addiction alone — discover effective treatment solutions and addiction recovery in our Beverly hills and Irvine offices. Contact Blair Wellness Group at 310.999.4996 or request an appointment online today.

Looking for a Local Psychologist?

Our Anger Management Therapists in Los Angeles offer evening and weekend appointments for our Concierge patients. Call us today at 310-999-4996 to discuss how Blair Wellness Group can help you overcome anger issues as well as other disorders, such as depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, addiction issues, and personality disorders. 

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Discover effective solutions for addiction at Blair Wellness Group today. Call us at 310.999.4996 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Irvine, Newport Beach, and the surrounding areas.

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Our team provides the compassionate care, support, and necessary interventions needed for our clients to achieve their goals and clinical objectives.

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With 15+ years of clinical experience in providing an array of psychological services, we are committed to helping our patients achieve their goals.

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We are dedicated to the well-being of our clients and have the extensive training to provide them with high-quality care.

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Looking for a Local Psychologist?

Our Anger Management Therapists in Los Angeles offer evening and weekend appointments for our Concierge patients. Call us today at 310-999-4996 to discuss how Blair Wellness Group can help you overcome anger issues as well as other disorders, such as depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, addiction issues, and personality disorders. 

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