Opiate Addiction Treatment in Arizona

Opiate Addiction Treatment In Arizona

What Are Opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs, both natural, and synthetic that are derived from the Poppy flower. They are some of the most addictive substances, and also some of the most widely abused.

Opioids come in a variety of forms and strengths. Some of the more common opioids prescribed for pain are hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and codeine. Drugs such as heroin, and fentanyl are also opioids. When used medicinally and as prescribed by a physician, they have powerful pain-relieving properties. However, due to the euphoria they produce they are also highly addicting both physically and mentally and should always be used as prescribed.

Even when used as prescribed by a doctor, an addiction to these types of drugs is possible.

The Dangers of Opioids

When someone becomes addicted to opioids, they will often turn to the black market to obtain the drug. Lately most of the opioids on the black market are fentanyl. Users may think they are buying a perocet(oxycodone) but in fact it is a counterfeit Percocet actually containing fentanyl. Fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin. This places the user at a high risk of overdose, and death.

Additionally black-market opioids are unregulated. This means one fentanyl pill may contain 10mgs of Fentanyl, and another may contain 50mgs. Variances like this also lead to overdose and death. 

About Opiate Addiction Treatment  

Opioid addiction affects an estimated 12 million  Americans today. We’ve all read the news stories about opioid overdoses and deaths, but life doesn’t have to end that way. Opioid addiction is treatable and recovery is possible. If you or someone you love needs assistance in dealing with an opioid problem, Legacy Recovery Center is here to help.

Opioid abuse changes the brain’s reward system. When a user experiences intense pleasure and continues to use the drug, the body learns to tolerate the substance and, after a while, the user becomes dependent. Often, individuals who are prescribed opiates for pain relief end up taking the drug for the pleasure it brings them. This cycle is repeated, and the user develops a physical addiction. This means that the body and brain have become dependent on the drug, and if stopped abruptly physical withdrawal will occur.  

Those with an opiate use disorder may want to quit but may be unable to do so because of the withdrawal symptoms. The brain learns to function normally when opioids are present and abnormally when they are absent. Withdrawal from opiates is very uncomfortable. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms, and cold sweats.  Withdrawal symptoms begin in a dependent individual when the drug’s effects begin to wane, and this leads to a need for higher doses over time or a need to continue using the drug to avoid withdrawal.

Recovery begins by finding treatment. An opiate detox program or opioid rehab facility can save lives and help those battling this powerful addiction.

Inpatient Opiate Rehab Program

Legacy Recovery Center offers inpatient opiate treatment in a comfortable residential facility in Chandler, Arizona. Our goal is to help users living in or near Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe or Gilbert regain their lives and once again become productive members of their families, workplaces and communities. Often times clients will need to go to an opiate detox clinic prior to rehab to comfortably withdrawal from the drug. Our admissions specialists maintain working relationships with local, outpatient or inpatient opiate detox clinics and will work with you to coordinate admission to the detox facility. We will also coordinate with the detox team to ensure your transfer from their facility to ours is seamless.

Our approach includes a combination of evidence-based behavioral therapies and medications. Remaining on medication for opiate abuse disorder increases the odds of a successful recovery from this powerful addiction. The medication helps to return the brain chemistry to its pre-addiction state. It also helps to relieve cravings and may prevent withdrawal symptoms.

In addition to medication-assisted treatment and psychological therapy, treatment at Legacy Recovery Center includes nutritional care, yoga and meditation, a physical fitness plan, guidance to develop healthy habits and other supportive services. And, best of all, our addictionologists collaborate to develop treatment plans that meet the unique needs of each client and then deliver them with skill and compassion.


Clients may find that they need follow up care when they have completed treatment at Legacy Recovery Center. Each clients needs will be different. However, should clients decide they would like to participate in outpatient treatment, therapy, or need any other services once they have completed rehab, we are here to help. Legacy Recovery Center maintains a network of resources both in Arizona, and across the country.

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