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Opioid Addiction Detox in Virginia

Opioid Detox

If you’re looking for safe and effective opioid detox treatment, then Landmark Recovery of Richmond is the perfect place to land. We offer a wide range of treatment options for patients in all kinds of situations so we can maximize the effectiveness of what we do. Our goal is to save as many lives as possible in the next century, starting with you.

What are opioids?

Opioids are a wide-ranging type of drug whose primary purpose is to block pain. Heroin, morphine, and oxycodone are all types of opioid drugs derived from the opium poppy. Some opioids, like fentanyl, are artificially created and are much stronger than the natural analog. Oftentimes, especially in the last several years, synthetic opioids can unknowingly show up in doses of natural opioids and lower the threshold by which an overdose can be achieved.

When an overdose occurs on an opioid drug, the heart rate and breathing rate are lowered to an unsustainable level by which the user can crash and go into a coma or even die. Only drugs like Narcan can revive the user from an overdose by blocking and reversing the opioid uptake by the opioid receptors in the brain and elsewhere.

Prescription pain medicine is a major source of opioid abuse in general, with a high rate of prescribing, and the relative availability of the drugs. This makes the assumption of who abuses opioids a bit off from reality—everyone who’s prescribed an opioid drug for pain management is at risk for drug abuse and should be cautious when taking drugs like these.

Opioid use and abuse in Virginia

In 2018, there were 1,193 overdose deaths due to all opioids in the state, with 326 due to prescribed opioid medications. In 2017, there were 404 overdose deaths from prescription opioids, marking a positive turn for Virginia, but still showing we’re far from zero. In Virginia, the prescription rate for opioids is 44.8 per 100 residents, demonstrating a high saturation rate for controlled substances.

In 2019, 3.39% of all Virginians over the age of 11 reported misusing prescription pain reliever drugs. Overall, Virginia is below the national average on most metrics, making it a bottom 20 state for drug abuse. One positive set of statistics shows that pain reliever abuse is going down. Unfortunately, this means the downstream effect is a significant rise in synthetic opioid overdose deaths. This is where Landmark Recovery enters the picture.

Opioid addiction detox

Here at Landmark, we offer residential and outpatient treatment to patients based on their level of medical need. Medication-assisted therapy is administered to patients who are having a tough go at detoxing from opioids, so their recovery is easier and more effective. Part of our holistic approach to treatment, therapy, and counseling are available to patients throughout their stay so we can treat the root cause of drug abuse.

We offer 12-step programs like AA and NA that you can join and then continue to participate in after you’ve graduated from our treatment center. A nationally available alumni program is available upon successfully completing your treatment to minimize the chance of repeating negative behaviors.

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To learn more about what we can offer, call us at 804-599-3473. We want to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible. Live beyond addiction with Landmark Recovery.

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