Opioid Addiction Treatment
Kinkaid Private Care is dedicated to providing exceptional, high-quality care to individuals seeking top-notch in-home services or residential rehab options. Our commitment to excellence ensures that each patient receives the utmost attention and personalized care they deserve. When it comes to in-home detox, we maintain a limited number of clients, allowing us to deliver specialized care tailored to meet the unique needs of every individual. If you prefer care in a residential facility, we have a wide range of resources and treatment partners available to assist you. Take the first step towards recovery by contacting our team today to schedule an initial assessment at (866) 337-4596.
What is an Opiate Addiction?
Opiates are substances that are derived from the opium plant, poppy. They elicit a pain-relieving effect by binding to the opioid receptors in one’s brain and depressing the central nervous system. When abused, opiates can cause feelings of euphoria, as the brain is flooded with dopamine. When the feelings of the “high” begin to wear off, the individual will physically crave more of the substance. This can quickly become an unhealthy, cyclical pattern of abuse that can lead to physical dependence (needing opiates in one’s system to function) and subsequently addiction.
The term “opiate” is often incorrectly used interchangeably with the term opioid. All opiates are accurately categorized as opioids, but not all opioids are actually opiates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that opiates refer to the natural version of opioids (e.g. morphine, codeine, and heroin), whereas opioids encompass all natural, semisynthetic, and synthetic opioids. Opioids are a class of drugs often used to relieve chronic and/ or intense pain.