Opioid Addiction Treatment

The opioid crisis was declared a public health emergency in 2017. It has affected millions of Americans and is ravaging communities across the country. It’s an epidemic we continue to fight to this day. For many people, an opioid use disorder can leave you feeling alone and hopeless. However, help is available.

At Northpoint Nebraska, we are committed to clinical excellence and healthcare quality. Our substance use treatment programs address many common substance use disorders, including opioids.
Along with an evidence-based treatment model, we offer a safe environment for you to recover from your opioid use disorder. If needed, we also offer medication-assisted detox services supervised by our highly qualified and accredited clinical team.

Located in Omaha, Nebraska, our 44-bed facility with state-of-the-art technology is designed to produce positive outcomes for patients. We also offer free assessments for anyone considering entering our inpatient or outpatient programs, so call 402.698.3475 today.

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Signs of an Opioid Use Disorder

Anyone can become addicted to opioids, especially if they are misused. Misuse may include consuming opioids without a doctor’s prescription or supervision, taking more than your prescribed dose, or obtaining them illegally.

Signs of an opioid use disorder include:

  • Needing larger amounts of opioids to get high
  • Wanting to stop using opioids but being unable to
  • Making mistakes at work or school
  • Relationships with family and friends have been affected due to opioid use
  • Strong cravings for opioids
  • Overdose

Side effects of opioids may include drowsiness, nausea, constipation, and slow breathing. Slow breathing may also be a sign of an overdose, which should be treated as a medical emergency.

Signs of an overdose may include:

  • Paleness
  • Fingernails or lips are a purple or blue color
  • Vomiting
  • Unable to speak or wake up
  • Heartbeat/breathing slows or stops

If you or a loved one are exhibiting signs of opioid abuse, or dependency, then an opioid abuse program in Nebraska at Northpoint Nebraska is your best chance of living a life of recovery. Call now at 402.698.3475.

Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

Withdrawal occurs when someone who regularly misuses opioids suddenly stops taking them. Some common early symptoms of opioid withdrawal may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Insomnia (inability to sleep)
  • Runny nose
  • Sweating
  • Irritability

Later symptoms could include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Goosebumps
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

Some opioids may cause withdrawal symptoms starting 12 hours after the last use.

Opioid Addiction Treatment

We are dedicated to treating the whole person. You will learn how to avoid triggers, avoid relapses, and maintain a life of sobriety. Our personalized treatment plans will address both the physical and psychological aspects of your opioid use disorder and any co-occurring mental health disorders that could be contributing to it.

MAT as Part of Opioid Treatment in Nebraska

Opioid use disorders can be successfully treated through the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Through the MAT process, co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be discovered. Some patients with an opioid use disorder may not know they could also be dealing with a co-occurring disorder.

By combining medication with behavioral therapies, MAT can effectively treat opioid use disorder and any co-occurring mental health disorders to help sustain recovery.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are currently three drugs approved for opioid treatment: buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone (Vivitrol). These treatments have been demonstrated to be safe and effective in combination with counseling and psychosocial support.

Integrated Treatment Services

We offer a full range of services to make sure we are treating the whole person.

As part of our integrated treatment services, we focus on:

  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Relapse prevention
  • Family therapy
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Medical intervention
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Psychiatric care

Whether you’re seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, we’re here for you.

Contact Northpoint Nebraska for Opioid Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one are battling an opioid use disorder, you’re not alone. Just by seeking treatments, you’ve already taken the first step on your road to recovery. For more information, call us today at 402.698.3475. We can help you regain control and live a life of sobriety.