The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that more than 36 million people abuse opiates. These drugs can be purchased on the street, or obtained legally in pharmacies, as prescribed by a doctor.
The opioid epidemic now claims the lives of nearly 50,000 people each year. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) estimates that 100 Americans die daily of a drug overdose, nearly half of these deaths opioid overdoses.
Tolerance to these drugs increases with extended use. Chronic users find that the dose they would take when they started using the drug no longer produces the desired effect. More and more is used each time in hopes of recreating the feeling of the first high. Unfortunately, the body can only take so much and eventually users overdose. Not to mention, users never know the potency or true identity of drugs purchased on the streets. From fake pills to heroin laced with fentanyl, it's truly a game of Russian roulette. Withdrawal symptoms from opiates appear within hours of a user’s last dose and may persist for up to seven days. Withdrawal symptoms vary and may include nausea, muscle cramping, agitation, runny nose, sneezing, depression, anxiety, and opiate cravings.
We understand that the early stages of recovery are delicate and that it is critical, even after one has detoxed from opiates, to continue to monitor a guest's vital signs. At our facility, clinical and medical staff are available 24 hours a day.
Our physicians are here to help correct chemical imbalances that contribute to depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety.
Although detox is the first step toward recovery, it is important to note that detox and residential treatment are meant to go hand-in-hand. While detox treats the physical part of drug dependence, inpatient rehab treats the roots of substance use disorder.
In treatment, guests will attend group seven days per week. Upon arrival at our center, guests are introduced to their primary therapist with whom they will work closely during individual sessions.
We teach those who are overcoming substance use disorder how to cope with emotional stress without drugs and/or alcohol by countering negative thought patterns with individual and group therapies. Royal Life Centers equips guests with the tools needed for a long successful recovery from substance use disorder.