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Top 5 Reasons Why an Opiate Rehab Program May Fail to Produce Results

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Published: April 7, 2016

With the rise in prescription medication abuse over the last decade, more people than ever are suffering from an addiction to opiates, including heroin. Opiate rehab may be the furthest thing from ones mind. But one of the best things to do for anyone struggling with addiction is to seek out a rehabilitation facility as soon as possible, in some cases rehab doesn’t always prove effective.

Why An Opiate Rehab May Not Work

Here are five reasons why an opiate rehab program may fail to produce the results you want…

1. You may need additional help first.

Many people enroll in a rehabilitation facility before they’re ready for the type of treatment that facility offers. If you’re still at a stage where you require detox, ensure you’ve identified a facility that can provide that to you. Not all centers provide this service.

2. You may not have clear goals.

It’s important to enter treatment with an idea of what you would like to accomplish. If you’re there to detox or embrace long-term treatment, you should outline those goals for yourself before your treatment begins. If you’re having trouble coming up with goals, consult with an addiction counselor for more clarity.

3. Selected the right type of treatment center.

It’s important to identify the type of center that will work best for you. Many centers focus on treatment of individuals in a particular demographic or profession. Taking the time to identify the type of center where you will feel the most comfortable can be a great first step in working toward lasting results. For some recovering individuals, having the program tailored to fit their needs is the only way that a successful, lasting outcome will be possible. Try to find a treatment center that specializes in evidence-based treatment techniques to allow for complete tailoring of your program.

4. Not traveling might be why an opiate rehab didn’t work.

Many of the best rehabilitation facilities in the country are located in Florida. If you live outside the Sunshine State, consider traveling to a rehab in Florida. Sometimes, leaving your current surroundings (and all of its temptations) can work to enhance your treatment.

5. You just aren’t ready.

You can only get as much out of your treatment program as you put back in. The best way to see the results you want is to actively participate and work through the program in which you enrolled. Only you can say when you’re truly ready for opioid addiction treatment. Make sure you take the leap when it feels right. Ultimately, many people suffering from addiction will require professional treatment in order to gain the freedom from their opiate addiction that they desire. If you’re struggling with opiate abuse, call Lakeview Health today at 866.704.7692 . We can help.

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