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How to Support Your Loved One Through Opioid Rehab

a person has their hands interlocked and resting on legs as someone else touches the person's arm to console in their opioid rehab program

Opioid use and addiction remain high across the United States and here in New Hampshire. Unfortunately, many people begin prescription opioids for chronic pain, surgery, or injury. Opioids are highly addictive, and someone can easily build a tolerance that makes it hard to stop using opioids without help. Luckily opioid addiction treatment is increasingly popular and accessible.

If someone in your life needs an opioid rehab program in New Hampshire, our team can help. A Better State provides comprehensive outpatient rehab for opioid addiction and other drugs. Our trauma-informed, holistic treatment programs help clients uncover and treat the root cause of opioid addiction. Call us now at 781.412.1488 to learn more about our opioid rehab programs.

Is My Loved One Addicted to Opioids?

Opioids, synthetic versions of opiates, work by stopping pain receptors in the brain. Opioids relieve mental and physical pain, making them easy to misuse. For some, self-soothing with opioids can be a way to manage untreated mental health conditions and unprocessed trauma. Today, at least half of people with substance use issues have co-occurring disorders.

If someone you love is misusing opioids, they may experience the following:

  • Memory loss
  • Speech problems
  • Loss of coordination
  • Dilated pupils
  • Depression
  • Frequent headaches
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Digestive issues, such as constipation
  • Bouts of dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Mood swings
  • Confusion
  • Taking pills with alcohol
  • Mixing pills
  • Drug-seeking behavior
  • Self-harm

Crushing, snorting, or injecting prescription opioids or getting more than one prescription are all signs it’s time to get help for opioid use. When someone’s brain becomes dependent on opioids, they will experience withdrawal when the drugs leave their system. This can cause mood swings, erratic behavior, aggression, and anger. Lying, changes in sleep patterns, diet, and lack of interest in usual activities are also signs your loved one needs professional support. Unfortunately, because opioids change the brain, quitting cold turkey is difficult.

Does Your Loved One Need a Rehab for Opioid Abuse?

If someone you love is misusing opioids, know they are not alone. One of the first steps toward helping your loved one is learning about treatment options and addiction. Addiction is a condition. This means treatment is highly individualized. Finding the right treatment programs is an excellent place to start. For many families, outpatient treatment provides accessible care that helps loved ones support every stage of recovery.

While helping your loved one, it’s essential to:

  • Provide non-judgmental support
  • Stay curious
  • Attend family therapy
  • Help your loved one stay accountable
  • Seek your own mental and physical health support

Guilt, shame, and mental health concerns are common in early recovery. When talking about your loved one’s opioid treatment, it’s crucial to avoid accusatory language or placing blame on a loved one for opioid addiction. It’s also vital to avoid enabling and taking care of your own mental and physical health during your loved one’s recovery.

Learn More About Opioid Addiction Treatment in New Hampshire

Addiction can strain any relationship. It can be challenging for loved ones to understand addiction and support their loved ones in meaningful ways. If you or someone you love is struggling, A Better State is here to help. Our daytime and evening intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) or partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) focus on uncovering the root causes of opioid addiction and mental health conditions.

Our outpatient programs include:

  • Substance use
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD

With a range of evidence-based and alternative therapies, clients at A Better State receive the care they need without compromising their schedules. Our accessible treatment center can help you understand how to support your loved one’s recovery.

Learn More About A Better State’s Opioid Rehab Center Today

At A Better State, we are ready to help you and your loved one get the support you need. Our team of professionals works with clients to create individualized treatment plans that focus on lasting recovery from opioid addiction and other drugs. Contact A Better State now at 781.412.1488 to learn more about our options for rehab for opioid use.