Opioid Treatment Center

Opioid Treatment Program

Group of senior people with closed eyes stretching arms at parkCorner Canyon Recovery’s opioid treatment center addresses opioid addiction in many ways, including through cycle work, where the opioid addict understands their cycle of use, from first use through abuse and dependence, including their pattern of use, why they use, what their triggers are, what happens to them and others when they use excessively, and what their strengths are to help change their cycle and transition into a happy, healthy life.

Corner Canyon’s opioid treatment center program treats addiction through 12-step Recovery, Smart Recovery, and Refuge Recovery, depending on the client’s choice.

Opiates are natural derivatives of the Opium plant, including morphine, codeine, heroin, fentanyl, methadone, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. Opioids change the way the brain responds to pain stimuli and can also produce a “high” feeling by disrupting the reward and pleasure centers in the brain. The central nervous system, which includes the brain, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, has opioid receptors that receive opioid drugs, and these drugs, like heroin (a derivative of morphine), oxycodone, pain-killers, and methadone bring many physical and emotional effects. Respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature are lowered while pleasant, high feelings are increased.


Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Abuse or repeated use of an opioid drug can change the way an individual’s brain chemistry works and lead to psychological and physical dependence. The body may not feel “normal” anymore without the drug’s effect on the brain and body, and opioid withdrawal symptoms may start in 6-12 hours for short-acting opioids and up to 30 hours for longer acting drugs. Corner Canyon Recovery’s Opioid Treatment Center will help users combat these withdrawal symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating & body aches
  • Headaches
  • Thoughts of suicide

Opioid Withdrawal Treatment

Medical and social detox can help, as providers use medications and therapy to help with severe symptoms.  Naltrexone and Vivitrol and Suboxone and Probuphine (Long lasting Buprenorphine) are medications that can be used to help decrease cravings for opioids.  Naltrexone is an oral medication and Vivitrol is a long lasting shot.  Both need to be given after the client is detoxed or they can bring on detox symptoms. Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone.  It can help users of heroin transition into treatment more effectively by preventing them from having painful withdrawal symptoms, however, it can have fatal side effects if used with alcohol or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow breathing.  Probuphine is a new form of Buprenorphine, it is implanted in the client’s arm and lasts up to 6 months.

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