You may be in a position in your life where you want to stop abusing opioids. If you are sick and tired of the vicious cycle of waking up every day feeling sick, then it's time to take control of your life. When every decision you make revolves around painkillers, only you can stop the abuse. The problem is that breaking the cycle of addiction is not so easy. How do you stop using when so much of your life revolves around pills. Does the thought of stopping pills cause anxiety and fear? Do you feel as if your life will never be the same without them? Somewhere in your heart you think you need the pills to survive and that they will have a grip on your life forever. This is completely false and you can be happy and live an amazing life without them, but it's going to take a lot of dedication and effort on your part to be successful.
When measuring your options on how to live a life free of opiates, rehab is normally the first step people look into. Many people start to research what it takes to get into a treatment facility and what they have to offer. The problem with most facilities is that they are extremely expensive. If you do not have insurance, it is very discouraging to see that the facilities want nothing to do with you. Most facilities are privately owned, and payment comes before care. In fact, some facilities will throw you out on the street the minute the money runs out from your insurance. There is no compassion in many of these rehab centers, because they are in business to make money. (Don't get me wrong, there are some great rehab facilities out there but make sure you do your homework before checking into one.)
Rehabs do serve a purpose to those who can afford it both monetarily, and time wise. They save thousands of lives every year and provide care that many people want. However, many people I talk with each day tell me rehab isn't an option for them. They are either the sole provider of their family and can't take time off of work, or they care for their children and have no one to watch them. Leaving to go to rehab could destroy their family and be a huge financial burden that they could not afford. It is very hard to pack up and go away for people who have jobs and families to take care of. Many college students who are addicted are also afraid if they leave school, they may ruin their future.
So what are people in this category supposed to do? Instead of getting discouraged and continue to use, look at your options. Detoxing at home is done successfully by thousands of people each year. We created CalmSupport to help aid in this process. Along with our CalmSupport supplement, our Withdrawal Aid Lifestyle Program can help you make healthy lifestyle changes to live a life free of opiates.