man entering an opiate addiction treatment centerThe world is aware of the opioid epidemic, but the general public does not understand the suffering and day-to-day struggles of the people locked in the grip of opioid addiction. Spokane Falls Recovery Center offers a rigorous, research-centered, practical approach to opiate addiction treatment and recovery in Spokane, Washington. Overcoming addiction is a job (the hardest one you will ever have), so our treatment framework resembles a workday. Our intensive outpatient program uses an employment-style approach to addiction treatment. Our committed team will provide residents with the tools they need in order to take back their lives. Attending treatment for addiction is inconvenient, but the alternative is worse.

Examples of Opiates:

  • Morphine
  • Codeine

In the developed world, patients can recover from serious medical procedures more comfortably with the use of opiates. At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, we view pain management as a skill; when you do not use it, you lose it. Opiates alleviate most severe pain and all minor pain. After extended periods of use, when the brain becomes reliant on opiates, people lose their ability to handle the pain and stress of everyday life. If your brain is telling you that you are in unbearable agony, your natural response will be to alleviate it. The problem is that in addition to providing pain relief, opiates prohibit individuals from performing basic tasks and living fulfilling lives. A person dependent on opiates suffers social, occupational, and survival impairments. Taking too many opiates eliminates the brain’s drive to breathe.

Codeine

Codeine is made using extractions from the opium poppy plant. It is often prescribed to treat short-term mild to moderate pain. Cancer and palliative care patients are sometimes prescribed codeine for chronic pain, but the use of codeine for other types of chronic pain (back pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, headache, etc.) is controversial because codeine is highly addictive. Codeine can be injected or taken orally (liquid, controlled-release tablet, and immediate-release tablet). Adverse effects include nausea, respiratory depression, sexual dysfunction, hypersensitivity, weakness, urinary retention, edema, blurred vision, fatigue, tremors, and abdominal cramps. Long-term users sometimes believe that they need codeine in order to treat the symptoms that the drug causes. If you or a loved one is seeking treatment for codeine addiction in the Spokane, Spokane Valley, and North Idaho areas, we hope you will consider our life-changing treatment center.

Morphine

Morphine (a natural opiate alkaloid derived directly from the opium poppy plant) is approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe pain (acute and chronic). Morphine is essential in palliative (end-of-life) pain management, active cancer treatment, and vaso-occlusive pain during a sickle cell crisis. Morphine is also prescribed for short-term and emergency pain management and sedation. Morphine can be administered orally (pills, liquids, and quick-dissolve tablets), intravenously (IV), epidurally (injection), and intrathecally (injection). It can also be snorted and inserted into the rectum. Morphine is highly addictive; patients truly believe that they will die without it. Side effects of morphine include constipation, nausea, urine retention, agitation, sexual dysfunction, dry mouth, euphoria, dysphoria, lightheadedness, sedation, and dizziness, hypotension, and skin rashes. Spokane Falls Recovery Center offers the best morphine addiction treatment in the Spokane, Spokane Valley, and North Idaho areas.

Doctors have been overprescribing opiates for years. Becoming dependent on opiates is not weakness or lack of willpower. The brain naturally wants the body to be comfortable. Anyone who takes prescription opiates is at risk of developing dependency. At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, our outpatient opiate addiction treatment program offers the tools needed to help people get their lives back.

Contact Spokane Falls Recovery Center 844.962.2775 to learn more about the best opiate addiction treatment in Spokane.