Landmark Recovery is proud to offer the best and most effective opioid recovery treatment in the country right here in Connecticut. Our mission is simple: to save as many lives as possible in the next century, starting with you.
Morphine is traditionally considered the gold standard in opiate analgesics. It comes from the opium poppy and has been around since 1806 when it was isolated in a lab environment. Morphine has legitimate uses as a pain-relieving drug, but since 1806, it’s also been misused to a significant degree because of the desirability of the effects on those addicted to it.
Heroin is also an opioid drug in the same family as the pain relievers we commonly associate with opioid addiction. At first, it was available commercially from Bayer as a “non-addictive” alternative to cocaine, but this was quickly proven wrong; it was formally outlawed as a freely available substance in the US by the Harrison Narcotic Act of 1914.
Today, when we think of opioid addiction, we think of painkillers like oxycodone, fentanyl, hydrocodone, tramadol, codeine, or some other drug ending in -ine or -one. This is largely true, as they all work as opiate analgesics that block pain. Organically derived opioids originate from the opium poppy, which has been in cultivation for thousands of years. The synthetic/semisynthetic opioids, like fentanyl and the “codones”, are produced in labs. Fentanyl is about 100 times as powerful as morphine.
An opioid overdose happens when the breathing and heart rate are reduced to a fatal degree. Usually, respiratory arrest is the killer of overdosing individuals. Nausea and vomiting happen commonly with opiates due to the location of some of the receptors in the brain. Severe constipation can occur with opiate use, regardless of whether the drugs are being administered at proper therapeutic doses or being abused.
Momentarily ignoring heroin usage rates in Connecticut, the pain reliever abuse levels are much higher than regular heroin usage, most likely owing itself to the readily available nature of these types of drugs (via prescriptions or illicit market purchases).
The group that suffers the most from opioid addiction in the state of Connecticut is 18- to 25-year-olds at 4.85% abusing opiates each year. For those 18 and older, 3.43% of adults in the state have abused opiate painkillers.
At our facilities, Landmark Recovery offers the very best in opioid addiction recovery. We offer both outpatient and residential treatment paths depending on the level of your medical need. In addition to this, we offer medication-assisted treatment for patients who have more severe withdrawal symptoms to make their recovery process more efficient and easier in the long run.
While here, we offer counseling and therapy to treat the root causes of addiction as part of our holistic treatment program. 12-step programs, including AA and NA, are available for patients to maximize their recovery gains with. After you leave our care and supervision, we give graduates access to a nationwide alumni association so they can have access to as many post-treatment educational opportunities as possible.
If you’d like to learn more about the services that Landmark Recovery offers, give us a call at (860) 485-7361 to hear about what we offer. We would love to discuss options moving forward!
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