Milledgeville, Georgia - USA (Baldwin County)
Find Help for Opiate Addiction at Treatment for Opiate Rehab in Milledgeville, GA
Before talking about treatment options available at the Treatment for Opiate Rehab Center, 760 North Jefferson Street, Northeast, Suite 103, in Milledgeville, GA, it may help to have a little understanding of how opiate medications are made, and how abuse and addiction can occur.
Opiate medications are those which contain opium. This substance is obtained from the sap or other plant parts of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Depending on the manufacturing process used to obtain raw opium, when is then refined to produce morphine, codeine, thebaine, and other opiate substances that are used in opiate medications, the concentration is anywhere from 4% to 12%. In the United States, which, of course includes Milledgeville, GA, opium processed for use in drugs is at a 10% concentration.
Opiate addiction is caused by the abuse of medications containing opiates. These medications include hydrocodone and oxycodone. These medications are just two, generally prescribed for pain relief, that contain opiates, but they are most likely the most recognizable and the most widely prescribed in Milledgeville and Baldwin County, GA, as well as in the United States as a whole.
Opiate addiction occurs when a person takes more opiate medication than is needed, takes it more often that prescribed, or takes it when there is no medical reason for doing so. People in Milledgeville who does either and recognizes that an opiate addiction exists will most likely want to seek treatment at a facility that specifically addresses this problem. The Treatment for Opiate Rehab Center in Milledgeville is such a place.
One good thing about using Treatment for Opiate Rehab Center in Milledgeville is that residents of this city and Baldwin County can enter the facility for detoxification. Many centers do not allow this; rather, the person must have passed through the detox (or "withdrawal") phase before seeking help.
Detox can be very unpleasant, however, and the physical and mental symptoms that accompany it may lead a person to resume taking opiate medications. Milledgeville residents, however, can receive medical support for detoxification at Treatment for Opiate Rehab Center, making this phase easier.
The specific medication used at this Milledgeville facility is Buprenorphine. This is a medication that helps curb the urges and cravings that are so strong during the detoxification stage.
After detox treatment with Buprenorphine is completed, or as soon as the patient is considered ready, individual and group counseling is implemented. The patient stays at Treatment for Opiate Center in Milledgeville; he does not have to leave that facility and go somewhere else for continuing treatment. This ensures that no delays occur between treatment phases, and lessens the chance that a Baldwin County resident can have an opportunity to access any more opiate medications.
If you or a loved one in Milledgeville needs treatment for opiate addiction, and would like to use a facility that includes Buprenorphine as part of the process, please contact Treatment for Opiate Rehab Center by writing to or visiting 760 North Jefferson Street, Northeast, Suite 103, in Milledgeville, GA, or calling 478-387-0244 or 1-888-565-6401.