Non-12 Step Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Non-12 Step Treatment for Opioid Addiction. Opiates and their derivatives have been in use for ages. But as synthetic opioids become increasingly potent, and our collective crises of mind and spirit persist, addiction shows no signs of slowing and overdoses continue to rise. Hence what we now know as the opioid epidemic.

Many people use prescription painkillers to dull more than just physical pain. Opioids provide an escape from the effects of unresolved trauma that entice us to return to them over and over. This is why so many people return to using, even after completing treatment at 12-Step opioid addiction rehabs. As long as the core problem remains, the coping mechanisms used to avoid it persist.

If you’ve tried to treat your opioid addiction before and then went back to using, it’s easy to think of yourself as a failure or a victim of a lifelong cycle. But at The Sanctuary, we know you are so much more than that. We know that you have a natural ability to heal – it just needs to be seen, accessed and switched on.

What is Non-12 Step Treatment for Opioid Addiction?

Because physical dependence is such a challenging part of opioid addiction, the first step in opioid recovery is to detox. Once the body is clear of toxic substances, we begin by treatment by calming down the nervous system and allowing you to safely settle in.

The Sanctuary is a warm, loving environment in which staff and clients eat meals and hang out together, there’s always someone around to talk to and everyone is seen as an important part of the family. You won’t wear a hospital band or be treated like a sick person. We accept you as you are, help you see your strengths, and teach you how to access healing – starting from where you’re at. 

Once you’ve comfortably adjusted to our space, we’ll begin the work of healing your opioid addiction through holistic, non-12 Step treatment. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about and experience a wide variety of healing methods, which means you’re not limited to one, standardized approach. If one modality isn’t for you, you’re encouraged to try others until you find what really resonates.

What are the Different Types of Opioid Addiction?

Opioids work by suppressing the central nervous system. This group of drugs includes opiates, which are derived from the poppy plant. Types of opiates include:

  • Heroin
  • Morphine (Kadian, Avinza)
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin or “Vikes”)
  • Codeine

Opioids also include synthetic versions of opiates. The most commonly used prescription opioids are:

  • OxyContin (“Oxy”)
  • Percocet (“Percs”)
  • Fentanyl
  • Oxymorphone (Opana)

All kinds of opiates are extremely physically addictive, but the synthetic opioids being produced now are extremely strong – like Fentanyl, which is 100 more powerful than morphine. This makes addiction, and its accompanying consequences, an even greater risk.

What Causes Opioid Addiction?

Like all substance abuse, opioid addiction is usually driven by a deeper underlying force: a source of pain that affects us psychologically, spiritually, and emotionally. The warm comfort of an opioid high provides an illusion of wellbeing that smooths over hurtful memories, emotions, anxieties, self-doubts, and relationships. Opioids can momentarily filter out the realities that hurt us.

When we take opioids, they mimic our natural opiates and interfere with our brain function. As the brain adapts to the new chemicals that are constantly present, it reduces its own opioid production, forming a dependency. In this way, we come to believe we rely on opioids for our survival. Meanwhile, our energies are depleted, our functioning is slowed and our capabilities are dulled.

Many addictions begin with a legitimate prescription for physical pain – but opioid use often continues long after injuries have healed. Some people who sustain opioid addictions find themselves turning to heroin. But as we well know, the false sense of peace opioids promise is never enough. True healing requires us to face what’s really going on inside.

Why Should I Choose Non-12 Step Treatment?

Even after the discomfort of detox, relapsing back into opioid use is common. That’s because the core issues have not been solved – meaning once treatment is over and you return to daily life, the impulses to use continue to reappear. If this has been the case for you, it’s not your fault, and it’s not the end of the road.

The disease model of addiction is based on fear, which is shown to have a negative impact on self-growth. Our non-12 Step approach to curing opioid addiction, however, asks you to shed your limiting beliefs and create room in your life for new potential. This is applied to your treatment through the use of cutting-edge science, by using our knowledge of your natural healing powers to create lasting change.

Your entire treatment process is supported by advanced nutrition, energy medicine, and psychotherapies to help you embody these changes. And our intensive continuing care program helps you realize them in your life.

What Clients say About our Non-12 Step Holistic Drug Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Here’s what a couple of our graduates say about their experience in our program:

“Calling it a rehab center doesn’t do it justice. It’s a journey to discovering true, authentic self. The focus isn’t on fixing a specific addiction, rather the overall difficulties of life, and which of those difficulties led to the addiction. The healing process is focused on body, mind, soul and spirit equally. Coming here and going through the program is the best decision I have ever made in my life. The Sanctuary helps you feel whole again.”

“A place where miracles happen.”

Non-12 Step Methods to Treat Opioid Addiction: Step off the Cycle of Relapse

At The Sanctuary, we understand that when you’ve done deep, transformational healing, your urge to return to opioid use simply ceases being a focus in your life. If you’re in the depths of opioid addiction, this may be hard to picture now, but it’s happened for us and for so many of our clients – and it can happen for you.

Our caring community of experts is ready to take you on a journey to that level of healing: a journey that doesn’t just get you sober but changes your entire relationship with life. Our holistic program pays attention to the whole of you so that no piece is left out.

To discover where this journey can lead, talk to us today.

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