A lot of us used to think that painkillers weren’t so dangerous. They do, after all, come from a pharmacy.
By now, we all know better. Painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin are opioids, just like heroin, and often lead to heroin addiction. Even if they don’t, they can still lead to addiction, overdose and death.
Painkiller Addiction Treatment is Available
The good news: Opioid addiction can be treated. Health can be restored. You can get your life back. Here are 8 ways we can help you do exactly that at The Raleigh House in Denver, Colorado.
1. First, We Make You Comfortable
We get it. Withdrawal feels horrible—and is kind of scary, too. That’s why the very first thing we do during our painkiller addiction treatment is to take steps to make you feel as safe and comfortable as possible.
2. We Connect You with Your own Therapist
Recovery is a journey; perhaps the most important one you will ever take. That’s why each person who walks through our doors is assigned their own master’s level therapist. Together, you’ll come up with a plan for rehab—and for life.
3. We Help You Heal at Your Own Pace
You are unique. Yes, you may be at rehab with other people battling painkiller addiction—just like you. But you all have your own stories. There is no one-size-fits all path to recovery. Our job is to help you find your path.
4. We Embrace Evidence-based Treatment
There are so many theories in the world of recovery. You might meet a fellow who swears that poetry and yoga saved his life. Or a woman who says that giving up gluten fueled her recovery. But addiction is a disease, and, like any disease, there are proven treatments that work.
5. We Help You Build a Life
With that said, we also know that healing isn’t just getting off of painkillers. It’s also about getting into something else. That could be poetry or yoga or clean living. It could also be hiking or birdwatching or cooking. Rehab is a great time to explore your interests—and see what moves and motivates you.
6. Therapy. Therapy. Therapy
We offer individual therapy, group therapy, art therapy and even equine therapy. That’s because we know that a good percentage of our clients come into treatment with co-occurring conditions like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. Those must be addressed at the same time as the addiction in order for true healing to occur.
7. We Believe in the Power of Nutrition
All of your meals will be prepared by our chef who, together with our nutritionist, creates a pro-recovery diet. Your body needs good food to heal—and there are also certain foods that are believed to give you a natural boost.
6. We Also Believe in the Power of Exercise
Exercise isn’t a cure-all, but it can be an important part of your recovery strategy. That’s because the body releases feel-good chemicals when you work out. It doesn’t matter what you do. It could be a walk around the block. It could be 20 minutes of a yoga app. It could be an impromptu game of touch football. At the Raleigh House, you’ll have access to a gym, swimming pool and fitness classes. And we’re in Colorado! So the hiking’s not bad either.
7. We’ve Got All Your Needs Covered
Whether you need inpatient or outpatient treatment, we can take care of you. We can also help you figure out exactly what you need. Our sober living house helps residents transition back into everyday life.
8. We Help You Get Active in the Community
Some people think of rehab as 90 days of isolation. Not us—because that’s not real life. Instead, we encourage and help all of our residents to become active in the Denver community while still in rehab. That could mean giving back to the community by volunteering. Or it could mean taking part in artistic and cultural events. Why? The opposite of addiction is not sobriety; it’s connection. We want you to learn how to connect before you leave our doors, so that you can do the same once you return home.
The Raleigh House
The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver that believes addiction isn’t just a physical problem. Our master’s level trained therapists get to the root cause of addiction and will help you develop a strategy to manage and enjoy life without drugs or alcohol. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about our painkiller addiction treatment program.