Opioid addiction is a serious problem in Ontario, tearing apart families, causing overdoses, and in some cases even death. Newgate 180 is Ontario’s leading opioid addiction rehab centre, having helped more than 5,000 people overcome their addictions and lead full, happy lives. Help is just a click away, so contact Newgate 180 if you or a loved one has an opioid problem.
Individual Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Newgate 180 offers customized opioid rehab treatment programs for all of our clients, because we understand that there is no “one size fits all” approach to treating opioid addictions. For nearly 50 years, we have been helping clients overcome their addictions by using our proven, custom treatment programs.
Every addiction is different; whether you have issues with codeine, fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, or other popular types of opioids we can help. Our comprehensive individualized rehab programs include individual counselling sessions, group therapy, exercise and fitness programs, healthy eating menus, and a range of other programs that are aimed at treating the body, mind, and spirit.
At-Work Opioids Rehab Programs Ontario
At-Work opioid addictions are more common than you may think. Generally speaking, opioids are prescribed by doctors as painkillers to help individuals recover from injuries. Over time, people can become addicted to opioids without realizing it which can affect their quality of work and negatively impact their colleagues. Newgate 180 has a long history of helping companies, unions, and organizations handle at-work addiction issues. Our experienced, certified staff will provide your company, union, or other organization with the advice and resources to help your staff overcome opioid addiction.
What is Opioid Addiction?
If you are reading this, chances are that you or someone you care about has a problem with opioids.
Some of the common warning signs include:
- Needing to use more than before to feel the effects
- Losing control over how much or how often you use
- “Doctor shopping” (going to more than one doctor for opioid prescriptions)
- Feeling “flu-like” (headaches, nausea, vomiting, sweating, anxiety etc.) when you don’t use
- Spending too much money on opioids
- Isolating yourself from family and friends
What Causes Opioid Addiction?
It is generally accepted that addiction to any substance is not caused by a single factor, but rather by a combination of genetic and environmental influences. Risk factors for opioid abuse include both a personal and family history of addiction, sexual abuse and mental health concerns.
A significant percentage of people who become addicted to opioids start out by using them as prescribed by a physician to manage pain.
Research has shown that 50% of those who use heroin started out using prescription painkillers.
The bottom line is, if there are problems in your life – or your loved one’s life – due to the use of opioids, now is the time to act.
How Do I Know if I’m Addicted to Opioids?
You need to use more and more pills to feel the effects. You feel unwell or downright terrible when you’re not using. Activities you previously enjoyed no longer bring you pleasure. You find yourself preoccupied with thoughts of using. You are spending too much time seeking the drug, and spending too much money on it. You are neglecting other important aspects of your life. You may be neglecting your personal appearance and self-care too. These are just some of many signs that opioid use is becoming a problem in your life.
Other possible signs of opioid abuse include:
- You may be snorting or injecting opioids rather than swallowing pills.
- You may be buying prescription pills “on the street” and/or may start using other opiates such as heroin.
- You have become secretive and have an increased need for privacy. You feel resentful and defensive when loved ones express concern about you.
- You are experiencing excitability, irritability, mood swings and perhaps violent outbursts.
- You find yourself using opioids and driving, or engaging in other risky behaviour.
- You are losing control and feel helpless and ashamed, and have no idea how you ended up in this downward spiral.
How Newgate 180 Successfully Treats Opioids Addictions
By visiting our website you have made the first, and most important step in recovery. Newgate 180 is here to help you immediately. You will not be put on a waitlist – you will be welcomed to a center in a warm and supportive way.
To begin, you will complete a comprehensive assessment and your counsellor will develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. We know each client is unique and we do not use a “one size fits all” approach to treatment. We offer a minimum of three individual counselling sessions per week in which you can share whatever’s on your mind.
We will help you address factors that contribute to your use of opioids. We know that opioids can temporarily “soothe” both physical and emotional pain, and we will help you find alternate ways of helping you find relief. Your individualized treatment plan will have an emphasis on pain management, coping skills, managing mental health concerns, self-care, and other issues that are relevant to you.
You will work with a Relapse Prevention Counsellor to develop your own Recovery Plan that will be your personalized “road map” after you leave Newgate. As you learn, heal and grow at Newgate 180, you will become empowered to take control of your recovery. You will learn to believe in yourself again.
Through our holistic program that includes individual and group counselling, art therapy, yoga, fitness training, leisure/recreation, and proper nutrition, you will learn how to create a life worth living without opioids.
At Newgate 180 you will rediscover your values and develop your sense of worth. As you become increasingly well mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, you will discover a renewed sense of meaning and purpose. We don’t just want you to heal – we want you to thrive.
Reasons to Choose Newgate 180
Newgate 180 is an industry-leading addiction treatment centre that welcomes clients from across Canada, the U.S., and even Europe and Australia. We don’t just treat your addiction; we help you improve mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. With a long, distinguished history of success, there are a lot of reasons to choose Newgate 180:
- We will stay by your side for a full year. Our 30-day residential program is followed by 11 months of ongoing care. Our ongoing care program is offered by Skype and telephone, so we can support you no matter where “home” may be for you.
- You can access our services immediately; in many cases we can admit a client within 24 hours.
- We offer a comprehensive, holistic approach to care.
- We offer both individual and group counselling sessions to our clients.
- We have extensive therapy and treatment options, including art therapy, meditation, yoga, fitness training, leisure/recreation, healthy eating coaching, acupuncture, reiki, and exposure to self-help groups.
- We offer a combination of gender-specific and co-ed programming and welcome both men and women into our program, and have two separate facilities.
- We offer both private (single occupancy) or semi-private (double occupancy) rooms.
- We believe that having both genders enriches many of the therapeutic groups. We also recognize that certain topics are most effectively dealt with in “men only” and “women only” groups.
- We work with families to help them understand addiction and offer guidance on how to support a loved one who is in recovery. We know that addiction affects the whole family and we want to help heal unhealthy dynamics, rebuild trust and ensure all parties have the support they need. We offer a unique family program consisting of weekly group sessions, educational events and support throughout the year.
- Our main facility is located on the river in the town of Merrickville. The natural beauty of the river, trees, and gardens creates a peaceful and inviting setting.
- Our men’s and women’s residences have a comfortable, welcoming, ‘non-institutional’ feel that for many make Newgate feel more like a home than a treatment centre.
What Is the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?
The main difference between opiates and opioids is in how they are made.
The term “opiates” refers to a family of drugs that are derived from the poppy. Common examples include:
Opioids produce the same effects as opiates, but most do not come from plant matter. They are usually made in a lab – i.e. “synthesized.” Common examples include:
- Percocet, Percodan, OxyContin (oxycodone)
- Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab (hydrocodone)
- Demerol (pethidine)
- Dilaudid (hydromorphone)
- Duragesic (fentanyl)
Explaining the Opioid Crisis
The growing number of overdoses and deaths due to opioid use in the past several years has been termed a “national public health crisis” by the Government of Canada.
What has caused this crisis? Some contributing factors include:
- Frequent prescribing of high doses of opioids for pain relief
- A misunderstanding of the addictive nature of opioids
- Lack of awareness of alternatives for pain
- Stealing prescription painkillers from friends/family
- Illegal drugs that are “laced” with fentanyl (a highly addictive and potent opioid)
If you or a loved one is misusing opioids, we can help. Contact us today!
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