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Types of Opioids
There are many different opioids. As mentioned above, some are naturally occurring chemical compounds, and others are synthetically made. Other than how they are made, the main differences between these substances are how strong they are. For instance, heroin is more potent than morphine, and fentanyl is more potent than heroin.
Fentanyl is a prescription opioid painkiller. The drug is so potent that doctors use it for patients who have fatal cancer. It is available as a transdermal patch and oral and injectable formulations, making the drug very easy to use. Learn more.
Heroin is one of the leading contributors to the opiate epidemic. Heroin can be ingested in three ways, injecting, smoking, or snorting. The “high” from heroin will last a short amount of time, making the user need more drugs. Learn more.
Methadone is a drug that is often used to ease the severity of drug withdrawal symptoms that occur during the detoxification process. Methadone assistances people addicted to other drugs experience a reduction in withdrawal symptoms. The drug has the potential to become highly addictive. Learn more.
OxyContin is the prescription version of an opioid narcotic pain medicine called oxycodone. This opioid is used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. There is a high level of alarm about OxyContin abuse and addiction among teens and young adults. Learn more.
Pharmaceutical opiates are a severe threat to public health. Since doctors prescribe prescription drugs such as Percocet, many believe that they are safer and less harmful than illicit drugs or “street drugs.” The associated risk of overdose, respiratory depression, and accidental death is as high as heroin. Learn more.
Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction. It is called a partial opioid agonist because it binds to the same brain receptors as opioids but is not an opioid itself. Just as with every other form of Suboxone, Suboxone strips are prescribed to treat opioid dependence. Learn more.
Tramadol is a synthetic opioid pain reliever prescribed in pill or capsule form to manage moderate to severe pain. Patients have greater trust in Tramadol than other opioids, but this medication can be highly addictive. Learn more.
Dilaudid is a prescription opiate medication, in the same class as OxyContin and Percocet, commonly prescribed to treat severe pain. Learn more.
About Lighthouse Recovery Institute Drug and Alcohol Rehab
For those ready to enter drug rehab or alcohol rehab, coming to Lighthouse Recovery Institute can turn lives around. Patients from all over the country have found the calm and peaceful setting that Florida offers to help them during recovery will readily attest to the usefulness of taking the trip.
Lighthouse Recovery Institute provides inpatient and outpatient programs, counseling, therapy, and additional resources such as teaching sober life skills.
Don’t let addiction dominate your life for one more day. If you are unsure whether an inpatient or outpatient drug addiction program is best to choose, we encourage you to call now and speak to a staff member. We are a call away to help guide you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for drug rehab.
Learn More About Addiction Treatment
Are all programs the same?
No. Our addiction treatment programs are designed and personalized to match your individual needs and your addiction.
Is alcohol rehab the same?
No. While the structure might be similar, alcohol addiction affects the brain differently, and we follow specific therapies and treatment programs designed to help those with alcohol use disorder.
Is family involved in treatment?
If possible. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we believe family inclusion in treatment is critical for long-term recovery. Whenever possible, we’ll do our best to incorporate family members into the treatment process. We’ll also assist family members who might be challenging to cope with their loved ones being in rehab. People in recovery need the support of family and friends to make progress, so we often invite family members to form support groups during therapy.
Do you use medications?
If needed. For specific addictions, a medication-assisted treatment program might be beneficial, particularly during the early recovery stages. Medications can help ease withdrawal symptoms, control cravings, and make the recovery process easier on those in treatment.
How long is the treatment?
It depends. Our rehab programs are personalized to address your needs. However, most of our programs range in the 60- to 90-day, with many choosing continuum care after leaving rehab.
Is detox mandatory?
Most of our patients come to our rehab center after completing our drug and alcohol detox program. Someone must be no longer using substances to start a rehab program. Otherwise, withdrawal symptoms can interfere with treatment and make progress too challenging.
We are here to support you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one. Click below to speak to a member of our staff directly.