Opioid, Heroin, & Prescription Painkiller Treatment & Recovery
Heroin & Opioids
Opioid addiction and overdose has become an everyday tragedy. One in three American adults report using prescription opioids.  More than 130 people die of opioid overdose each day.  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, people who use opioids are 13 times more likely to be involved with law enforcement. 
Opioids—from prescription painkillers to heroin and powerful synthetic opioids like fentanyl—are now a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. They are more deadly than traffic accidents, household accidents, and drowning. An American is three times more likely to be killed by an opiate like oxycodone than a gun. 
But too many people think about the opioid crisis as just numbers. They don’t see how opiate abuse and addiction personally affect us—until the day they feel it hurting their families, communities, and themselves.
When that day comes, we’re here for you—and we understand.
What Does Opioid & Heroin Addiction Treatment Look Like?
You’re not alone in this. Recovery United offers expert care from those who have been there. We will connect you with a whole community of people in recovery.
We’ve been where you are. Not just the blow-ups—nights in jail, days on the street, waking in the ER—but the little things: muscle aches, missing family events, lying to your boss, borrowing money “for the last time” again and again. We’ve been sure we had it all under control.
We’ve been “too busy” to make a change. We’ve detoxed and relapsed—”tried everything.” We’ve been sure there was no hope for us.
But know we know: there are multiple paths to recovery. Yours could include residential treatment, a 12-step programs, medication-assisted treatment, mental health services, evidence-based behavioral therapy—or something completely different. Everyone’s experience of opiate addiction is unique. So is
the combination of addiction treatments they need.
Each person served by CARE is matched with a Peer Recovery Coach. Together, you and your coach construct an individual path to recovery. This includes:
- Meeting as often as you need, in a place that works for you, on the schedule that your recovery demands
- Identifying triggers and risks of relapse
- Making short-term and long-term goals
- Connecting you with the resources and “wraparound” services you need to live your life
- Building your community support network—a group of people who have likewise struggled with heroin and other opioids
- Developing the self-sufficiency and self-honesty you need for a lasting recovery
Each peer recovery coaches has at least three years in recovery, as well as extensive training in addiction, substance abuse, and addiction treatment. More importantly, they’re absolutely committed to the individual path to recovery you’ve chosen. Your coach provides the encouragement, support, and follow-up attention you need to keep you accountable to yourself. They are here to bridge the gaps, so you have the essentials you need to focus on a lasting recovery.
Have You Had Enough?
Concerned about a friend, employee, loved one–or yourself? Everyone can find a path to recovery. Contact us now to connect with a Recovery United peer recovery coach.
Interested in CARE’s work and Recovery United? Learn how you can support our programs, our services, and opiate recovery in Southeastern Michigan.
We don’t give up on anyone. We’re here when you’re ready.
 “More than 1 in 3 Americans prescribed opioids in 2015,” Get Smart About Drugs
 “Understanding the epidemic,” Center for Disease Control
 “With more opioid use, people are more likely to get caught up in the justice system,” NPR
 “Odds of dying” National Safety Council Injury Facts