Codeine, an opiate narcotic, is a short-acting painkiller and one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. Opiates such as codeine are derived from the opium poppy plants and include all drugs with morphine-like effects, such as OxyContin and Roxicodone. Generally, codeine is not prescribed on its own; instead it’s often combined with other painkillers such as aspirin or acetaminophen to enhance the effects in a process called “drug synergy.”
For centuries, opiate narcotics have been used to treat pain, and while initially intended to be used by the medical community, codeine and other opiate narcotics have become some of the most widely abused drugs in the world. While not everyone who is prescribed codeine for pain management, treatment of diarrhea, or as an antitussive becomes addicted to codeine, there are a subset of individuals who become dependent upon the euphoric-like effects of this drug. They may begin to use codeine to numb emotional pain, handle chronic stress, or medicate away the symptoms of a mental illness. This can lead very quickly to addiction and abuse of more potent opiates.
Codeine addiction is a serious problem as it can impact every facet of an individual’s life. They may be unable to properly perform at work or in school, they may find themselves preoccupied with obtaining more codeine and recovering from the effects as their interpersonal relationships crumble around them. Soon, they may be socially isolated, terrified of the withdrawal symptoms of quitting the narcotic, and terrified that they’ll hurt themselves if they continue abusing codeine. It’s this vicious cycle that can prevent an individual from seeking the treatment they so desperately need.
At Mount Regis, we understand that you’re in agony and that you need help. We’re here to take your hand and guide you on your journey from codeine addiction.
Why You Should Consider Mount Regis for Inpatient Codeine Addiction
Mount Regis offers a medically-monitored inpatient treatment center that focuses upon you and your struggles. Your individualized care plan for your stay with us will focus upon all your needs; not just your addiction recovery. We aim to treat the whole person.
When you come to us, you’ll spend a great deal of time working with your treatment team so that we can get to know you better and provide a comprehensive plan of care for your recovery. We’ll perform a thorough medical and psychiatric evaluation to determine how dependent upon codeine you are and if you are struggling with any co-occurring mental disorders. We’ll work alongside you to manage your addiction and any psychiatric conditions you may have in order to provide you with the best care possible.
We’re a small inpatient treatment center which allows us to become intimately familiar with all of our clients so that we can be there when you need us most. We work out of a restored historic Virginia estate and our aim is to treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve while addressing your challenges.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
Mount Regis is a small addiction recovery center in a beautiful restored estate located in historic Virginia that provides an intimate environment that allows us to focus on each individual who comes to us. It is of the utmost importance that we are able to get to know each client personally and treat each person as a true individual.
When individuals come to us we do everything we can to make them feel comfortable; like they’re with family. We promise to care for you and your family with the utmost respect and dignity while you’re recovering from codeine addiction. Our empathetic staff can relate personally to what you are experiencing and that knowledge enables us to provide the best addiction care possible.
Treatment Options for Mount Regis Include
We’ve learned through the years as an addiction recovery leader that the best way to manage an addiction is through a combination of medical detox, medication management, and various therapies. When you come to us, we’ll assess your level of codeine dependence and other co-occurring disorders to help provide a picture of what your care plan will look like. If it’s determined that you need detox before entering into our addiction recovery center, we will safely and medically detox you in the most efficient manner. When you have detoxed successfully, you will join our addiction program based around the 12-step model for addiction.
Medication may be used at the beginning of your stay with us in order to control symptoms of withdrawal and tapered slowly down as you begin to learn more effective coping mechanisms. In addition to medically monitored detoxification and medication, we also use a number of therapeutic methods to help manage your addiction recovery.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses upon the inaccurate thought patterns that many addicts fall into and aims to replace these erroneous thoughts with more constructive ways of thinking. This serves to allow you to see the world in a more realistic manner and adjust behaviors accordingly.
Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is a comprehensive and active-directed treatment modality that focuses upon allowing you to resolve your emotional and behavioral problems to allow you to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
At Mount Regis rehab, we place much emphasis on small group therapy. In these small groups, you will be able to address your troubles with people going through similar problems in their lives in the hopes that you can grow and learn from each other. You’ll focus on topics such as addiction, relapse triggers, and relapse prevention.
As we know that you are a part of a larger family structure, we aim to include your loved ones in your recovery journey. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with family therapists to allow each member of your family to discuss the impact your addiction has had upon them. In addition, we will teach your loved ones about your addiction and codeine rehab journey. Your friends and loved ones are invited to visit us three times each week during your stay with us.
In an effort to treat the whole person, we include a number of experiential programs. These include:
- A.A. and N.A.
- Recreational programming
- Spiritual therapy
- Nutritional and wellness counseling
- Art programming
Continuing Care – What Happens Next?
One of the most vital aspects of addiction recovery is to continue growing and healing after you’ve left our addiction treatment program. To that end, we work with you to create an appropriate plan of care for your continued recovery after you leave our inpatient program.
Some individuals opt to remain at Mount Regis and participate in our Extended Stay or Day Program to continue their recovery. Others choose to enter our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) which offers apartments to those who decide to continue their recovery in our serene setting.
If you decide that it’s time for you to return to your home, you will be connected with a local therapist and available community resources in order to succeed in your road to sobriety.
Addiction can’t be cured overnight. That’s why Mount Regis Center is ready to help you recover from codeine addiction in a way that works best for you.