Highland Ridge Hospital, in Salt Lake City, UT, helps adolescents, adults, and seniors who are struggling with opiate addiction through an unmatched quality of care and support. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Highland Ridge is the leading provider of mental health treatment.
Learn About Opiate Addiction
Learn more about opiate addiction treatment at our Hospital in Salt Lake City
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States and worldwide. One of the most abused and diverted classes of prescription medications are prescription narcotic painkillers. Opiate painkillers are particularly addictive and if you’re struggling with an addiction to opiate painkillers, you may feel you’ve run out of options. You may find that you’re visiting multiple doctors to obtain prescriptions or forging prescriptions to supply your habit. You may have lost contact with loved ones and friends as your addiction grew out of control and you may feel alone and lonesome. You probably have withdrawal symptoms which keep you using, trapped in a vicious cycle.
At Highland Ridge Hospital, we’ve had nearly three decades helping men and women just like you successfully recover from addiction to drugs and alcohol. We take the knowledge we’ve gained throughout our decades of experience and apply it to every person who comes through our doors. We’re ready to help you beat your addiction to opiates and learn to lead a sober, happy, and fulfilled life.
Helping a Loved One
Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for opiate addiction
If your loved one is addicted to opiate painkillers, you may be at your wit’s end, unsure how to help or what you should do. You may feel overwhelmed with fear, knowing that opiates are a very dangerous drug to be addicted to, terrified that your loved one may overdose accidentally. You want to help your loved one seek treatment but not know how to approach the subject. Here are some tips for guiding your loved one into treatment for opiate addiction:
Educate yourself: One of the best ways you can help your loved one is to learn as much as you can about addiction. This will allow you to understand that opiate dependence isn’t a moral failing or a result of a weak will; it’s a disease that must be managed properly.
Seek support: Watching your loved one succumb to opiate addiction is tremendously difficult. Take the time for yourself to make sure you’re getting the proper emotional support you need. Join a support group and find a local therapist to process your emotions.
Talk it out: Spend some time with your loved one talking openly and honestly about addiction. Use “I” statements, such as “I feel,” when referring to your loved one’s behavior. Urge them to seek inpatient treatment at an accredited addiction center. Reassure them that you’ll be alongside them every step of the way.
Why Seek Inpatient Treatment
Why seek help for opiate addiction
If you’re living addicted to pills, your life has probably gotten smaller and smaller as the addiction grows. You’re probably resorting to illegal activities to obtain more opiates, engaging in behaviors you’d never expected out of yourself, and struggling to get through the day. You may have lost touch with loved ones and friends as your addiction deepened. You’re trapped in a cycle of getting pills, getting high, and recovering from the pills. You know this is no way to live; you want to get out. You may not know how.
An inpatient program that’s designed specifically for addiction recovery is one of the most effective ways to successfully beat an addiction and go on to lead a happy, healthy, and sober life. The right combination of medications, therapies, and coping skills can help you learn to lead the life you’ve always wanted. An inpatient program will allow you to escape the stresses of your daily life and focus on the one thing that truly matters – getting sober.
Our philosophy & benefits of opiate addiction treatment
Highland Ridge Hospital has been a leader in addiction recovery for over twenty years. We’ve helped countless men and women just like you recover from drug and alcohol addiction and we’re ready to use our experience to help you get clean and learn to lead a sober life. Our treatment is guided by four words: compassion, care, concern, and competence, and we display these characteristics in every interaction we have with you. Our safe, serene, and secluded environment is the perfect place to begin your journey toward sobriety, and we’ll be here to guide you along every step.
What We Offer
Opiate addiction treatment options available at Highland Ridge Hospital
When you come to us for help, you’ll first go through a series of examinations to allow us to fully understand your needs. Our medical examinations will determine if you’re struggling with any medical complications of your opioid addiction as well as identify any other drugs or alcohol in your body. Our psychiatric evaluation will let us determine if you’re struggling with any co-occurring disorders, as well as give us a general picture of your overall emotional health. We’ll take the results of these evaluations and work with you to create a plan of care for your stay with us.
Detox may be the first step in your journey toward sobriety. In our medically-monitored detox, we’ll safely and effectively remove all drugs and alcohol from your system. We offer a humane detox that makes sure you’re as comfortable and secure as possible during this time.
Medication may be used during detox as a way to manage symptoms and then slowly tapered down as you learn more adaptive coping strategies. Other people may require more long-term medication management to treat any co-occurring disorders. The usage of medication will be based upon the decisions of the treatment team.
Individual therapy is provided to our clients in order to allow you to work through some of the emotions surrounding your addition. You’ll work with your therapist to develop coping strategies, learn ways to manage triggers, and focus on relapse prevention.
Group therapy is a cornerstone of addiction recovery as it allows you to connect with other people who are struggling with addiction. We offer A.A. and N.A. groups and process-based and psychoeducational groups to our clients. These groups provide you the space to work together to process emotions, learn more about addiction, and prevent relapse.
Family therapy is very important in the recovery from addiction as family support is critical at this time. We’ll use family sessions to mend any broken bonds, allow your loved ones the chance to express the ways in which your addiction has impacted their lives, and educate your loved ones about addiction and recovery. We’ll also provide your loved ones with community resources such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings for their continued healing.
As a holistic treatment center, Highland Ridge Hospital is proud to offer a variety of experiential therapies to complement traditional therapeutic techniques. These include:
- Art therapy
- Pet therapy
- Recreation therapy
- Leisure time
- Craft time
- Movie nights
- Wii games
- Gym & exercise time
- Puzzles, cards, and board games
Continuing care at Highland Ridge
As your time for discharge approaches, you’ll work with our discharge planner to discuss the next steps in your continued recovery. You may opt to step down from our inpatient program into a structured partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP) to continue along your recovery journey. Others may feel they’ve made enough progress with us to discharge to home with referrals to traditional outpatient therapy.