Opioid Addiction Treatment in Sacramento
Starting treatment for opioid use disorder can feel scary— but it’s a huge step in the right direction.
During the first appointment, you can expect that we will listen to your story and create a treatment plan with you that addresses your unique circumstances.
This includes understanding your recovery goals and developing a comprehensive plan to fit your situation. Everyone’s situation is unique, and opioid addiction treatment should not be one-size-fits-all.
How We Can Help
Opioid Addiction Treatment in Sacramento
We recognize that you have agency in your life, which means we treat our patients like adults and partner with you in making decisions rather than telling you what you have to do. We believe treatment for opioid use disorder means providing options, such as whether to involve family members.
We do not believe that opioid addiction treatment means forcing a particular approach. It means providing tools and helping you figure out what additional resources you need, not insisting on one particular treatment. It means support for where you are, not judgment regarding your situation.
There is a full continuum of Sacramento addiction treatment options people are looking for. While we seek to prevent opioid overdose, we recognize addiction treatment looks different for different people.
Detoxification: The First Step in Quitting Opioids
The recovery journey involves many steps, but the first step (after making an appointment and meeting with a treatment provider) is to stop using opioids.
Nearly everyone we see has tried many times to stop on their own, and it hasn’t worked— this is why you are looking for opioid addiction treatment.
We discuss the treatment options that are available to you. Whether you are using pills, such as OxyContin, morphine, fentanyl, heroin, or other opioids, the recovery process begins with stopping the opiate and starting medication assisted treatment (MAT).
Different drugs require different approaches, and the strategy to help someone with heroin addiction is somewhat different than if the drug is fentanyl.
At the first appointment, are can expect will discuss various medication options, such as buprenorphine, naltrexone, or methadone. While you are not required to take medication, research shows that being on medication dramatically improves the chance of success.
Research demonstrates that without a MAT program (medication assisted treatment program), the odds of a successful recovery are not in your favor. This is a statement of hard opioid abuse, not a statement of will or desire for change.
Please note we are not a methadone clinic, so if you know that this is your preferred treatment, we are not the right opioid addiction clinic for your needs. We are an outpatient rehab in Sacramento.
However, if you are currently on methadone treatment and want to discuss other outpatient treatment medications, the staff at our opioid treatment center in Sacramento can help you transition off of methadone onto other medications.
Stopping using feels great. However, moving away from drug use you have used every day for months or years is a big change.
Stabilization After Detoxification
The first few weeks are a high risk for relapse, and adjusting to a sober life involves a lot of behavioral changes. People start to take stock of where they are and the things that lie ahead.
Other mental health symptoms or conditions (such as depression or anxiety) need to be addressed and treated. In this phase, we start to work on understanding where the substance use originated and how to prevent a relapse.
As a patient moves into recovery away from an active opioid use disorder, we start working to build treatment services and plans that can fit your unique situation.
Entering Long-Term Recovery
While there are many treatment options, there is no one treatment program that works for everyone. Some people enter into various types of behavioral therapy, such as group therapy sessions or individual therapy sessions.
For other people, family therapy sessions are a better fit. While research shows that involving a family member in treatment improves outcomes, that is not the people approach in every case.
Some prefer meetings, such as NA, Dharma Recovery, or SMART Recovery (please link to these). Sometimes therapy is not right for a person, but what helps maintain sobriety is an exercise regimen or a job change.
Begin Your Journey to Freedom
Opioid use disorder is a long term problem, and the goal is not just to get off opioids but to stay off opioids and have a sustained recovery. Relapse prevention is a long-term goal and involves long-term work.
We help you develop long-term support and provide services beyond the acute period, to help not only stop using an opioid but also ensure that the opioid abuse does not recur.
Most treatment services are geared towards the short term— we aim to be a partner in your treatment for the long term.
We help individuals struggling with many issues. Being a patient with us means having a partner in treatment for substance abuse.
Our guiding principle is to provide caring, professional care so that people can live a healthy, happy, meaningful life. We think that the problem with drugs is that these substances prevent people from living their best life. Get in touch with our opioid treatment center in Sacramento today.
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5025 J St #206,
Sacramento, CA 95819