Opioid Addiction Treatment in Beautiful Phuket
Opioid Addiction Treatment in Beautiful Phuket
The opioid epidemic in the United States is having tragic consequences and the effect is being felt all over the world. People with opioid addiction need specialised treatment because it’s almost impossible to stop on their own.
If you or a loved one are struggling with opioid dependence, it’s important to get help. You can’t do this alone and it takes a great deal of help and support to stop using opioids.
If you feel fearful at the prospect of opioid addiction treatment, be assured – it’s normal. At our opioid addiction rehab in Thailand, you will get time out from all your problems and the stresses of life so you’ll be able to focus on getting well.
Opioid addiction treatment in our luxury rehab in Thailand is an excellent choice to start your journey to freedom from opioid addiction in a safe and confidential environment.
At Miracles Asia, our highly qualified addiction specialists are dedicated to providing you with personalised and comprehensive treatment.
What are Opioids?
Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid. Some opioids are made from the opium plant, and others are synthetic (man-made).
When you have a mild headache or muscle ache, an over-the-counter pain reliever is usually enough to make you feel better. But if your pain is more severe, your doctor might recommend something stronger – a prescription opioid.
Opioids are a type of narcotic pain medication. Opioid drugs bind to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body. They tell your brain you’re not in pain.
The most common prescription opioids are:
- hydrocodone (Vicodin®)
- oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®)
- oxymorphone (Opana®)
- morphine (Kadian®, Avinza®)
Side Effects of Opioids & Signs of Addiction
The effects of taking opioids with other drugs – including over-the-counter or prescribed medications – can be unpredictable and dangerous, and could cause:
- Opioids + alcohol, cannabis or benzodiazepines: slow down breathing and brain activity, and increased risk of overdose.
- Opioids + ice, speed or ecstasy: enormous strain on the heart and kidneys, and increased risk of overdose.
Make sure your doctor knows all of the other medicines you’re taking. That includes:
- Prescription drugs
- Over-the-counter drugs
- Herbal supplements
- Opioids take a serious toll on your brain and body.
Long-term effects of opioid use include:
- Death by accidental overdose
- Respiratory depression, which can lead to hypoxia and resulting brain damage
- Severe constipation and bloating
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Liver and kidney damage.
One of the reasons why your doctor needs to manage pain medications so closely is that they can cause side effects, such as:
Nausea and vomiting
Generally speaking, people who use opioids may experience the following:
Drowsiness and clumsiness
Confusion, slurred speech,
Slow breathing and heartbeat.
Opioids can be dangerous if you take them with alcohol, or with certain drugs such as:
Some antidepressants and anxiety medications (particularly benzodiazepines such as alprazolam, ativan and clonazepam)
Opioid Addiction Rehab in Thailand
If any of the above information has been helpful to you and if you would like to get help for yourself or a loved one, Miracles Asia on the beautiful island of Phuket may just be the opioid addiction treatment in Thailand that you are looking for.
Having made the decision that you, or a loved one, needs help, all that’s needed is to call and make an appointment for a no-obligation free assessment.
At Miracles Asia, we know how to help you. You deserve recovery. We understand recovery and how life can be so much better without the use of opioids.
We will give you the ‘tools’ to start you on that all important journey to living your best life without the need for any mood-altering substances.
Call for a no-obligation free assessment with a trained specialist.
Continuing Care After You Leave Treatment for Opioid Addiction
e understand that early recovery from opioid addiction can be a stressful time. While you’re in treatment in Thailand, you don’t have to think about life after rehab. You’re cocooned in the safety of the treatment center where your every need is catered for. So, returning back to life at home can seem daunting.
We know how it goes, and so Miracles Asia takes your continuing care very seriously.
The treatment program at Miracles Asia doesn’t stop after you leave opioid addiction rehab.
Say you spend one month in residential care, you’ll stay connected through our after-care online program for two further months – and longer if necessary.
The aftercare support programme will keep you in regular contact with your counselor who will see you for one-to-one sessions by zoom weekly. These sessions are important so that we can check in to make sure you’re still on-track in your recovery and if you’re experiencing any issues we can problem solve together.
Not only will you have one-to-one counseling, but also our ongoing group counselling sessions will keep you connected to your peer group, some of whom you may form life-long attachments with.
The group sessions are kept deliberately small in number. A group therapy session lasts around 120 minutes and is taken by a counselor who you will probably know from your time in residential care.
The experienced group facilitator’s job is to check in with you all and spend time making sure you’re on track with your recovery. You may have questions and the facilitator will be happy to answer questions and provide the necessary psychoeducation and relapse prevention planning.
We make sure you’re getting the best possible support as you ease back in to your community back home. Miracles’ group therapy is a key part of your ongoing progress. It’s helpful to keep you on the right track to living the life you deserve, clean and sober a day at a time.
Our online group counseling is available at assigned times during the week to cater for you wherever you are in the world after you leave opioid treatment rehab.
Relapse prevention is a steep learning curve and we will support you, making sure the best care continues.
Maybe you have questions about what to do, or how to go about life in general. For these reasons and more, our case-managers will stay in touch and help you manage your early few months in recovery.
Research shows that the longer the recovering person stays connected to a treatment program, the better the outcome i.e. the longer he or she works alongside professional counselors, therapists, recovery coaches etc, the better the chance of long-term recovery from opioid addiction.
We take your treatment plan very seriously and want the best for you, so for that reason we know it’s important to stay in touch. You deserve the best chance at living your best life.
We are so convinced that our program works that if you are able to spend three months with us and then suffer the pain of relapse within one year of leaving Miracles Asia, we’ll treat you for a month for free. That’s how much faith we have in our opioid addiction treatment program at Miracles Asia. We know how important your recovery is and we will do our best to make sure that you get what you deserve – a good life, full of happiness and freedom from using.
Living an addiction-free life is absolutely possible and we at Miracles Asia are proof of that ourselves. We know what it’s like to recover.
Call our toll-free number today and leave your worries behind. Get your life back: you deserve it!