Opioid Treatment

Creative Care

Dual Diagnosis Treatment & Mental Health Treatment Located in Woodland Hills, CA & Calabasas, CA

Opioid overdose kills more than 130 men and women in the United States every day. If you or someone you love is struggling with opioid dependency or addiction, it doesn’t have to continue. Reach out for help from an expert treatment team. At Creative Care in Calabasas, and Woodland Hills, California, the experienced drug abuse, drug addiction, and mental health specialists use a patient-focused approach to recovery and wellness. Get more info on opioid treatment by calling to speak to a specialist now.

Opioid Treatment Q & A

What are opioids?

Opioids are a type of opium-derived drugs prescribed for pain. Examples of opioids include:

  • Hydrocodone: Vicodin®, Norco®, Lortab®
  • Codeine: Tylenol® 3, Tylenol 4,  
  • Morphine: MS Contin®, Kadian®
  • Oxycodone: Oxycontin®, Percocet®
  • Hydromorphone: Dilaudid®
  • Fentanyl: Actiq®, Fentora®, Duragesic®

Many men and women who are addicted to opioids first take the drug for a legitimate pain need, when prescribed by their doctor. But it’s easy to grow dependent on the euphoric feelings the pills induce very quickly.

Many men and women develop opioid addiction and are unable to quit taking them on their own, and that’s where opioid treatment can help.

What are the signs of opioid addiction?

There are many different signs of opioid addiction, including:

  • Not being able to resist taking extra medication
  • Running out of medication early if it’s a regular prescription
  • Continually counting pills
  • Missing family time, social events, or work due to opioid use
  • Feeling panic without access to opioids
  • Trying to “ration” pills but failing
  • Increasing use of the drugs over time
  • Behavioral changes shortly after taking the opioids
  • Stomach pain, nausea, sweating, or other withdrawal signs when not taking the drugs

You or your loved one may also experience other negative effects of opioid use. Over time, opioid addiction can touch and destroy nearly every aspect of life without help.

How does opioid treatment work?

Opioid treatment at Creative Care is completely customized for each patient. The expert team of care providers evaluates all aspects of addiction, including biological, psychological, and social causes, to create the optimal recovery plan.

You or your loved one begin detox shortly after starting the opioid treatment program. The Creative Care team understands that patient comfort is key in recovery, so detox is medically supervised and designed with that goal in mind. For opioid detox, patients usually take Suboxone® sublingual films.

Patients typically see their primary therapist several times each week and their secondary counselor once a week. Depending on the situation, patients may also see the Creative Care consulting psychiatrist as much as three times weekly. Family and/or couples therapy is usually once a week, and is a crucial part of recovery.

While at Creative Care, you or your loved one will work through a 12-step program with the full support of a compassionate and caring team.

Call Creative Care to get answers about opioid treatment now.