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In case you haven’t heard the news, our country is in big trouble when it comes to opioid addiction. In fact, the wide-spread use of prescription opioids like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Fentanyl is being called an epidemic – and for good reason.

In 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that there more than 63,600 overdose deaths in the United States. This is the highest number of fatal overdoses in a single year in U.S. history. Many of these deaths were caused by an accidental overdose of opioids. If you have an addiction to prescription narcotics, you could be next.

At New Directions for Women, we offer addiction treatment services for women who have an addiction to painkillers. We know this is a matter of life and death. If you are struggling with a substance use disorder, we can help. We welcome women of all ages, women with children, and women in any stage of pregnancy.

The Fear of Opioid Withdrawal Can Keep You Hooked

Withdrawal is one of the main reasons women continue to use opioids even though they want to quit. When the body has become physically dependent on prescription painkillers, it relies on them to function. If you stop taking them, your system will respond with violent protest – otherwise known as opioid withdrawal symptoms.

Most women who are addicted to prescription painkillers already know about these symptoms because they have tried to quit on their own. When confronted with violent vomiting and diarrhea, extreme depression and anxiety, insomnia, and other painful withdrawal symptoms; they quickly return to their drug of choice.

The fear of opioid withdrawal is what often keeps women stuck in the addictive cycle of taking narcotics even when they don’t want to. We have the solution. At New Directions for Women, we offer treatment for painkiller addiction.

Detox Is An Integral Part Of Getting Treatment For Painkiller Addiction

To avoid going through painful withdrawal symptoms – which can be one of the biggest stumbling blocks to recovery – we offer a comprehensive detox program for the women who come stay with us. This is a big first step to enjoying ongoing sobriety.

In order to begin the process of getting treatment for painkiller addiction, those battling a substance use disorder have to get the opioids out of their system. After being assessed by one of our credentialed addiction experts, women who are physically addicted prescription narcotics will be given a specific treatment plan that includes detox.

What You Can Expect From Our Detox Program

Prescription PillsThe entire withdrawal process happens over a three to seven-day period. It is supervised by our detox physician at our beautiful facility, which has been designed to feel like home. We also utilize the services of other physicians in our community. Medications are prescribed as needed to make the withdrawal experience as comfortable as possible. To ensure safety, detoxification is monitored by a healthcare team and women are seen daily by a doctor.

Also, our wellness coordinator and program manager April Arentz, LVN, oversees the wellbeing of all patients who are undergoing detox by utilizing holistic protocols. These include on-site infrared dry sauna, acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, a biosound lounge, aromatherapy baths, and the application of essential oils to help ease discomfort and anxiety. These services are not offered at most detox programs.

At New Directions for Women, we go above and beyond for those going through opioid withdrawal. We know what an unpleasant experience it can be. We also know it can be a major trigger for a relapse. We want to lay a solid foundation for recovery by allowing women to be victorious over withdrawal through our specialized detox program.

Detox Is Only The Beginning In Treating An Addiction to Painkillers

Although it is a critical step, it is important to recognize that opioid withdrawal is just the FIRST step when it comes for getting treatment for a pain killer addiction. After the drugs are out of your system, there is work to be done. You will do this important work at New Directions for Women.

Here are some of the things you can count on when you come to us for treatment for pain killer addiction:

  • By working with a Master’s level therapist in individual counseling at our residential treatment program, you will address the issues that caused you to become addicted in the first place. We also offer outpatient services, which you would be able to step down into once the residential program is completed.
  • You will also participate in peer group sessions that will allow you forge positive connections with other women in recovery.
  • You will receive educational instruction about what it means to live in recovery from a substance use disorder. This will teach you healthy coping skills, relapse prevention strategies, and self-confidence.
  • You will engage in holistic sober activities like gardening, equine therapy, yoga, meditation, and physical exercise.
  • Your family will receive ongoing support and counseling.
  • We offer extensive aftercare services, including sober living.

These are just a few of the many positive benefits you will enjoy when you come to New Directions for Women for help with an opioid addiction.

Are You Ready To Take That First Brave Step?

Having a substance use disorder is no fun. It keeps you trapped in a hopeless addictive pattern that destroys your life one bad decision at a time. It is also a fatal condition that often ends in death by overdose.

We have been offering hope and healing to women who want to get sober for more than 40-years at our award-winning facility. We can do the same for you.

If you want to find a new way to live, we welcome you with open arms. It doesn’t matter what kind of painkillers you have been using – including Fentanyl. You can go through detox with us and stay for while so you can get the help you need. No matter how hopeless your situation may seem, you can recover!

When you’re ready, we’re here.

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