Opioids

opioid addiction treatment in south carolina

The opioid crisis is the second biggest health crisis in the U.S. (next to Covid-19) and the number of reported addictions and deaths connected to these drugs is staggering. Over 65% of all drug-related deaths in the U.S. are attributed to opioids, with nearly 200 Americans losing their lives each day to it. According to the National Institute of Health, "Addiction to opioids – prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – is a national crisis."  Opioids are prescription drugs that are typically designed to treat pain, either after surgical procedures, or to aid with certain medical conditions. Some of the more common prescription opioids are fentanyl, tramadol, hydrocodone, and oxycodone.


"The CDC estimates that, in 2021, the number of opioid-related (mostly fentanyl) overdose deaths rose from 70,000 to 80,000—making up the majority of the country’s record 107,000 overdose deaths."


The illegal fentanyl that is arriving from Asia and entering the United States southern border is responsible for the multitude of opioid overdoses. As a result, the heroin supplies contain lab-produced fentanyl at alarming doses. This opioid is also being found in the bulk of counterfeit pills that are being sold over the internet in social media. The opioid crisis shows no signs of improving, but opioid addiction treatment in South Carolina is available at our Hilton Head Island rehab.

HOW OPIOID ADDICTION HAPPENS

Any person who takes opioids is at risk of dependency and addiction. Your individual history and the length of time you use opioids play a part, but it's near impossible to forecast who's susceptible to abuse and addiction of opioids. Legal, illegal, stolen or shared, opioids are responsible for the overwhelming number of overdose deaths in the United States.

Addiction is a disorder in which something that began as pleasurable now feels like something you can't go without. The medical community defines drug addiction as an alluring craving for a drug, compulsive use of the drug, and continued use of drugs in the face of repeated consequences. Opioids are highly addictive, in great part since they activate commanding reward centers in your brain.

OPIOID TREATMENT IN SOUTH CAROLINA - LEVELS OF CARE

Our opioid addiction treatment in South Carolina offers five levels of care: detox, residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient (OP). Our admissions teams, in coordination with doctors and therapists, will determine the best place for you to start. At the same time, all clients must be successfully detoxed prior to any other level of care. While treatment levels vary in intensity, they share a theme of preparing clients to return to their lives with tools that support their recovery. We prepare all our clients for life on its own terms.

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

MAT supported therapy is the physician-supervised use of medication to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). The majority of research indicates that medication assisted opioid treatment has proved to be significantly more productive than conventional psychotherapy alone.


While most other treatment providers only prescribe medication, BriteLife recovery deploys doctor-dispensed medication as an important element of our evidence-based treatment (EBT) program. This is a more effective and responsible approach to the use of medication to treat opioid dependency.

If you or someone you know needs opioid addiction treatment in South Carolina, then please reach out to our support team at 866-470-2187. Our addiction specialists are available to provide confidential help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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