Wilmington Treatment Center helps adults struggling with fentanyl addiction find long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington is the premier rehab for fentanyl addiction treatment.
Learn More About Fentanyl Abuse Recovery at Wilmington Treatment Center
Fentanyl is a powerful opioid painkiller that is often used to treat the most severe pain that does not respond to other pain medications. As a result of its potency and the fact that it is an opioid, fentanyl is unfortunately an appealing target for abuse. Although it is quite safe when used according to physician recommendations, fentanyl abuse and fentanyl use disorder can have disastrous consequences if it is not addressed through a comprehensive treatment program.
Fortunately, Wilmington Treatment Center has helped individuals with fentanyl use disorders for over 30 years. Located in beautiful coastal Wilmington, North Carolina, our friendly, caring staff is committed to helping each person in our care find freedom from fentanyl abuse and live the life that he or she deserves.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment For Fentanyl Abuse
The tragic irony of fentanyl abuse is that a drug that is so effective at relieving pain can also be the source of so much pain. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help your loved one overcome a fentanyl use disorder, such as:
- Research options for treatment centers, and investigate factors such as types of treatment available and philosophy of care. When you have completed your research, make a short list of a few centers that may be a good fit for your loved one.
- Research fentanyl, and learn to recognize the symptoms of intoxication and overdose so you can react appropriately in these situations.
- Gently encourage your loved one to seek treatment. While these conversations may be highly emotional, it is important to remain open and nonjudgmental and ensure the conversation does not turn into an argument.
- Once your loved one is ready to enter treatment, continue supporting him or her by helping with logistical issues such as scheduling appointments with treatment center staff members and handling transportation needs. You can also support your loved one by offering to accompany your loved one to his or her appointments.
- During this time, seek out the support of friends and family and pay attention to your own self-care. Be sure to make time for yourself and keep up with your hobbies and other activities that rejuvenate you.
Why Consider Rehab for Fentanyl Abuse at Wilmington Treatment Center
As with any opioid, untreated fentanyl use disorder can have disastrous, and even fatal, consequences. Aside from the strain on relationships, risk of divorce or separation, possibility of social isolation, loss of job performance, and financial stress, fentanyl abuse can even affect a person’s body, causing organ damage and long-term cognitive difficulties. Although it is relatively safe when used as prescribed, fentanyl is still an opioid, and its abuse can put a person at risk of a fatal overdose. Fortunately, with proper care, it is possible to retake one’s life from fentanyl use disorder and avoid many of these negative consequences.
Types of Treatment Offered at Wilmington Treatment Center for Fentanyl Abuse
Situated along the Atlantic coast in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wilmington Treatment Center is where men and women come to receive the restorative care that they need to live healthier, joyful, and more productive lives free from the constraints of addiction. Since 1984, our rehab has been able to help thousands of individuals win the war against substance abuse and chemical dependency, and we believe that we can help you or your loved one achieve the same goal.
Our 139-bed center is licensed as a hospital and employs a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping patients as they navigate the road to recovery. Our programming employs the most advanced and effective treatment protocols, and we have structured our treatment so that patients can receive a full spectrum of services under one roof. In choosing our center to recover from an addiction to fentanyl, the following types of treatment are among those available to you so that you can learn to make the changes needed to achieve your each one of your recovery goals:
Inpatient detoxification: Long-term abuse of certain substances such as fentanyl can cause a person’s body to become dependent on them. When this is the case, detox services become an important step in the recovery process. Our inpatient detoxification is medically monitored and allows patients to have their bodies cleared of their substances of abuse so that they are able to effectively participate in our rehabilitation programming.
Individual therapy: Patients at Wilmington Treatment Center are assigned a primary counselor upon admission to our center, and will be able to meet with this staff member as requested by the patient or as recommended by our team. We believe that those looking to defeat an addiction to fentanyl can greatly benefit from one-on-one time with a counselor, as these meetings can be a time to process feelings and emotions, set present and future goals, and talk through any experiences had while in our care.
Group therapy: Those who are battling an addiction to fentanyl often suffer through their addiction alone. At our fentanyl addiction rehab, however, patients are part of a community that is united in the front against substance abuse and addiction. Group therapy sessions, where men and women truly feel that sense of community, are integral to the care we offer at our center. The following group therapy opportunities, which are offered daily in the mornings and afternoons, are but a few examples of those we make available to our patients:
- Chronic pain group
- Understanding relapse group
- Process group
- Community meetings
- Reflections group
- 12-Step groups
- Men’s group
- Discharge planning group
- Women’s group
- Life Stages Groups, which cover specific topics centered around the needs of young adults, middle adults, and those chosen by the patients themselves
Recreational Therapy Program: Living a sober life, free from the grips of a fentanyl addiction, means much more than just abstaining from substance abuse. For many individuals working on their recovery, sobriety also means discovering new leisure activities and enjoying them in a manner that does not involve the use of fentanyl or other substances. In order to expose our patients to substance-free fun, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Recreational Therapy Program that allows patients to participate activities and hobbies that help men and women hold true to their treatment goals.
Recreation time: At Wilmington, participation in psychical, social, recreational, cultural, and health maintenance activities is an important part of our patient’s day-to-day life at our center. Monday through Friday, we designate 90 minutes of recreation time, during which patients can take part in the following:
- Big Book Study
- Air hockey
- Arts and crafts
- Bocce ball
- Art therapy
- Board games
- Coloring pages
- Working on your Step 1
- Recovery Bible study
- Run/walk fitness trail
- Ping pong
- Foundations training
- Therapy outings
Family therapy: If it is deemed necessary for a patient’s care, family members, loved ones, and our patients can have scheduled family sessions with our licensed marriage and family therapist. Recognizing that an addiction to fentanyl has the ability to affect those closest to our patients, these sessions can be used as a time to repair the damage addiction has caused and can be the setting in which bonds can be reestablished in a healthy and constructive manner.
Family Program: In an effort to provide education and support to the family members and loved ones in our patients’ lives, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Family Program. Offered each Saturday and Sunday, this program allows individuals in our patients’ primary support networks to come together to share their stories, learn about resources available to them, and receive the care they need to help the person they care about successfully recover from an addiction to fentanyl. Wilmington also offers a more intensive Family Program that covers the same material and offers the same level of support, though that programming is offered on the first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each month.
Operation Recovery: A unique treatment track offered at our center, Operation Recovery is a specialized treatment option designed to meet the specific addiction treatment needs of military service members and first responders. This track utilizes the Seeking Safety Model for treating trauma, and includes a variety of treatment methods, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Group sessions with active duty and/or retired military personnel
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy through Wilmington’s Combat Related PTSD Program
- Coordination of care between medical and clinical staff
- Introduction to the 12-Steps and Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings with military staff from local bases
- Monthly presentations led by Military One Source and the local Veterans Association
- Family involvement
- Command involvement (when consent is granted)
During the treatment planning process, the above methods of care can be added to a patient’s personalized treatment plan. Our staff works closely with those who choose to heal and recover at Wilmington to determine the types of the treatment will be best suited to meet patients’ individual needs. Should a patient’s needs change, his or her treatment plan can also be revised in order to help the person as he or she works towards achieving new goals.
Following completion of our inpatient rehabilitation program, patients can then step down to our partial hospitalization level of care, and then into intensive outpatient treatment so that they can continue to work towards living the recovered and sober lives they deserve to be living.
If you or your loved one would like to learn more about Wilmington Treatment Center’s transformative treatment and how we can help you or a person you care about leave an addiction to fentanyl in the past, please contact our rehab to gather more information. Our staff is happy to speak with you and can help you determine if our center is the perfect place to have your or your loved one’s addiction treatment needs met.
“Wilmington is an amazing place to receive treatment and go through recovery from this deadly disease of addiction. Honestly, I would probably still be addicted to pills if I'd done anything differently.”
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