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Opioid addiction has claimed the lives of countless Americans in recent years—in 2019 alone, nearly 50,000 people in the United States died from opioid-related overdoses. Vita Recovery is one of many entities doing its part to combat the growing opioid epidemic by offering high-quality addiction treatment services.

There’s no shame in admitting you have an opioid addiction and that you need help. Our Miami opioid rehab program has everything you need to heal and reclaim your life, including evidence-based treatments administered by certified staff, a high-end facility designed to make you feel at home, and more. Recovery is hard, but we can make it easier and more comfortable while using innovative, cutting-edge techniques.

For helpful and compassionate service, call our office at (786) 559-0623. You can also schedule a time to visit us online. We look forward to serving you at our downtown Miami facility.

What is the Opioid Epidemic?

In recent years, the number of opioid-involved overdose deaths has increased so dramatically that many experts are referred to this period as “the opioid epidemic” for its impact on our country’s public health. The origins of this crisis lie in the late 1990s when pharmaceutical companies assured the community that prescription opioid painkillers were not addictive. Millions of opioid prescriptions were issued by doctors over the use, and then opioid overdose rates began to increase.

Though many people only use opioids for their intended use, roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients with prescriptions misuse them. Opioids are a class of drugs typically prescribed to treat serious pain, such as pain associated with severe injuries and cancers. Opioids interact with the receptors on your nerve cells and trigger the release of endorphins to increase feelings of pleasure and reduce pain—such powerful positive feelings are why so many people become hooked on them.

Popular opioid medications to be aware of include:

  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet)
  • Fentanyl
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone

Heroin is another popular opioid that is acquired illegally and contributes to its fair share of overdose deaths—nearly 40 people die from heroin-related overdoses every day, according to the CDC.

Why Opioid Addiction is Harmful

Opioids have a powerful effect on the brain and can rewire its chemistry with frequent use, which is how addiction can develop. When opioids block out the pain signals your brain sends to the body and helps to release large amounts of dopamine, it can make the user feel relaxed, happy, and want to repeat the process once the effects wear off. When you have an addiction, you can no longer control your drug-seeking behaviors and will continue to use drugs even when they have harmful consequences.

Some of the dangers of opioid addiction include:

  • Poor performance at school and work, which can lead to expulsion or firing

  • Strained relationships, especially if the person with the drug addiction is lying or stealing from their loved ones

  • Increased risk of overdose

  • Increased risk of mental disorders like depression

  • Low levels of testosterone that can lead to lower sex drive in men

Opioid overdose is common and often leads to death, which is why it’s crucial to know the signs of an overdose. Some symptoms include blue or purple lips or fingernails, vomiting or gurgling noises, slowed breathing or heartbeat, and being unable to speak or wake up.

Signs of Opioid Addiction

Are you becoming addicted to an opioid but might not notice it yet? Do not feel ashamed or guilty. Opioids are extremely addictive and cause users to experience symptoms that manipulate them into thinking that nothing is wrong. The painkiller effect alone can become addictive because it masks physical pain and causes mental cloudiness that temporarily drowns negative thoughts and feelings.

You might be struggling with opioid addiction if you have experienced:

  • Uncontrollable cravings
  • Drowsiness
  • Changes in sleep habits
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Decreased libido
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Feelings of isolation

Long-Term Effects of Opioid Abuse

As opioid abuse continues, the risks of suffering a serious health consequence increase, sometimes dramatically in just a short period. It is crucial that you fight addiction as soon as you can before severe side effects begin or worsen. If you are ever suffering a potentially life-threatening opioid abuse side effect, dial 911 and inform the dispatcher that you believe that your symptoms are caused by opioid abuse or overdose.

Dangerous symptoms of prolonged or serious opioid abuse include:

  • Severe depression
  • Liver failure
  • Brain damage
  • Cardiorespiratory failure
  • Chronic nausea and vomiting
  • Nightly insomnia

Treatment Options for Opioid Abuse

Vita Recovery offers a wide variety of different treatment options for people struggling with opioid addiction. Most people who come to our recovery center will use a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP), depending on the severity of their addiction. We would be happy to sit down with you and find a program that works best for you and helps you stay focused on regaining and maintaining sobriety.

Get Your Life Back Today

Opioid addiction must be professionally treated. Not only are withdrawal symptoms dangerous, but addiction can change your behaviors and coping mechanisms, requiring extensive therapy to address the root of your addiction and begin to change your habits.

If you’ve completed residential treatment, you may wish to consider either our PHP or IOP programs for your next step of recovery. You can expect to be treated with warmth and compassion as you undergo treatment, and you can rest assured knowing our team understands what you’ve been through.

If you or someone you love is struggling with opioid addiction, you deserve to be treated by a facility that prioritizes innovation and comfort. Call us for opioid rehab in Miami today at (786) 559-0623.

Why Choose Vita Recovery?

125+ Years of Combined Medical & Clinical Experience
  • 360-Degrees of Services

    Each patient is assigned an individual treatment plan that addresses all the medical, psychological, emotional, and social needs of our patients.

  • Innovative and Modern Approach

    Based on empirically derived treatment interventions & science, we provide patients with effective strategies backed by evidence-based outcomes.

  • Personalized Service for Patients

    Treatment at Vita is customized for each patient. We understand that everyone is unique and so are their needs.

  • World Class Facility

    When you walk into Vita Recovery, you'll feel like you're at a 5-star, luxury facility. We mix modern with comfortability for our patients.