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Opiate Treatment

Opiate treatment is something that few non-addicted people have heard of, but manyCliffside Malibu Drug & Alcohol Rehab Program addicted people go through. Often times, people just consider either heroin treatment or prescription drug treatment, but never really opiate treatment, when, in truth, they are all basically the same thing. What many people may not realize is that many “legal” prescription drugs are derived from opiates. These drugs include morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and even methadone. Heroin, which is illegal, is also derived from opiates. Although many people are prescribed these drugs as pain relievers, it is stated that, in reality, only about 1% of these people actually become addicted. If you are reading this, you are probably in the group of people who are addicted to opiates and we are speaking directly to you.

We, Cliffside Malibu, understand the intimidation factor of opiate treatment for you. We understand that you are unsure, at this point, of enrolling in any drug rehab center, especially if you are using one of the legal opiates derived medications. However, we will offer you a mixture of modern and traditional therapies in a luxury and exclusive opiate treatment center if you are only willing to call the luxury rehab program at Cliffside Malibu at (424) 320-3061.

Treatment Explains Addiction

One of the best things, aside from reaching sobriety, about enrolling in opiate treatment is that you will begin to understand your addiction. Unlike other drugs and alcohol, opiate addictions are a little less clear. This means that it is unclear when you actually became addicted if you are on opiate derived prescriptions if you still need your prescription, and understanding the fine line between needing your opiate derived prescription and abusing it. With other illegal drugs and even alcohol, all of these things are very clear. However, with opiates, the very things mentioned above are very confusing. This is why, during your opiate treatment, you will explore these areas and begin to understand what you need to do to overcome your addiction.

During your opiate treatment, you will learn that there are a few basic ways your drug addiction started. First, you may have been prescribed a high dose prescription therapy and you became addicted. Second, you have some type of chronic pain and have been taking these types of prescriptions for a long period of time. Third, you started abusing either prescription opiates (pain killers) or heroin. How you became addicted to these opiates can change how your addiction is treated. Hence, it is important to consider the “how.”

Rehabilitation Explains The Grey Areas

Aside from being addicted to heroin, which really does not have any grey areas, opiate rehabilitation has unique issues, grey areas if you will. There is always an issue of if you truly need something for pain management. Moreover, there is the issue of teaching your body and mind to differentiate between real and psychological pain. This is why you need opiate treatment if you have a person with substance use disorderion because learning to do these things and finding alternative pain management methods is something that you cannot do on your own. In fact, without opiate treatment, you probably would not even make it through detox.

At Cliffside Malibu, we understand the unique issues associated with opiate treatment. This is why the first thing that you will do, following your enrollment in our opiate drug rehabilitation program, is going through an intensive assessment. This will help us (and you) determine what the best plan of action is for you. Following your detox, which we will discuss in a moment, you will enter into intense therapies, counseling, and meetings that combine both Eastern and Western medicines. Every part of your opiate treatment is meant to heal a different aspect of your addiction while promoting your overall well being.

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Treatment Begins with Detox

In almost any rehab center your opiate treatment will begin with detox. At Cliffside Malibu, you will start with an intensive medical assessment and then enter into detox. You cannot hope to overcome your addiction or fight your mental and emotional addiction if your body is still physically dependent on the opiates. With that said, detox does not mean sobriety. Some people will enroll in a rapid detox program but, if you do not treat the emotional and mental addiction to the opiates, you cannot reach sobriety either. We, Cliffside Malibu, feel it is important to emphasize this fact so that you do not enter in the opiate treatment program we are offering you with false expectations. Your opiate treatment will truly start with your drug detox here, but it is not successful if we do not follow through with intensive counseling and therapy sessions after your detox.

Treatment Begins with Detox

Our center is one of the best luxury rehab centers in Malibu California. With scenic views of the ocean, surfing, hiking, yoga, and meditation to offer, Cliffside Malibu strives to make your opiate treatment as comfortable and stress free as possible. Moreover, we are an exclusive and private treatment center, which means confidentiality is of up-most importance and the number of guests is limited so you can receive the individual attention that you deserve. Combing these things with a variety of treatment programs, individualized treatment plans, and ways to improve your overall well being means you have the best chance of a successful opiate treatment at Cliffside Malibu.

For additional information on the exclusive opiate treatment programs at Cliffside Malibu, please visit our main Drug Treatment page.


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