Heroin addiction and other opiates addiction are the most commonly cited substances among Vermont residents entering treatment during 2014. These highly addictive drugs have become a widespread problem and trapped thousands of residents in an ongoing cycle of addiction. In 2014, 28.6% of all enrollments into Vermont drug rehab programs noted heroin addiction as their primary reason for entering treatment. Following close behind heroin addiction is other opiates addiction. This category of substances includes the non-prescription use of methadone, codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydromorphone, meperidine, opium, and other drugs with morphine-like effects. In 2014, 23.2% of the admissions into drug rehab programs in Vermont cited other opiates as their primary substance of abuse.
Recovery from addiction does not happen overnight. For most, the first step in the journey to sobriety beings with detox. This process helps the client rid their body of any remaining substances while handling withdrawal symptoms as they come up. Withdrawal symptoms are usually managed using prescription medications to alleviate the pain or discomfort the client is experiencing during the detox process. Some people are able to get through detoxification without the use of medications, depending on the substance they are addicted to. Other more serious detox cases will need to continue using prescription drugs throughout their time in treatment to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings to use.
The detox process is only the first step in overcoming drug and alcohol addiction. While this step is very important, it is by no means the end of the treatment process. The gains the client has made during detox benefits them greatly when they begin their addiction treatment program. Most recovering addicts feel an improvement in their mental clarity, quality of sleep and energy levels when they leave detox. These benefits help the newly sober individual with their ability to focus on their recovery program and lessen their chances of relapse.
Choosing the correct treatment program for yourself or a family member can be one of the the most important decisions you ever make. With so many choices for treatment, and so many variables to consider, getting help from a knowledgeable addiction specialist who understands what types of treatment will work best is invaluable.
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