Welcome to Sunflower Wellness Retreat, Inpatient Opiate Addiction Treatment Center

Welcome! And thank you for taking the time to look over our available programs and treatment options. Our goal at Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Kansas is to provide the highest quality of care while meeting the needs of each individual.

If you or a loved one is suffering in the cycle of opiate addiction, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call today. An addictions counselor is waiting to help you with a free, confidential screening. Learn about how we can help you, or your loved one, regain a happy, healthy life through opiate addiction treatment.

Sunflower Wellness Retreat is the Kansas City Inpatient Drug Rehab Center of choice in the Midwest providing Hope and Healing for those who suffer from Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

Man who entered an opiate addiction treatment programWe are the Kansas City inpatient drug rehab center of choice. Sunflower Wellness retreat is a unique treatment center with a centralized focus on alcohol, cocaine, and prescription drug abuse. We are the number one resource in Kansas for working-class families or individuals that do not qualify for State or Government funded programs. Our programs offer a range of payment options, from private insurance, self-pay, and financing.

We focus on providing treatment in a small intimate group atmosphere that allows more personalized treatment which produces a higher success rate with abstinence from drinking and substance use behaviors. Our all-inclusive residential facility houses up to 20 individuals in a private and secluded setting. Sunflower Wellness Retreat also offers outpatient and intensive outpatient programs, drug and alcohol assessments, and a two-week program. Our traditional residential addiction treatment program lasts between 30 and 90 days.

About Our Opiate Addiction Treatment Program

Opiates come in different forms, from street heroin to prescription drugs such as Vicodin. You can find one common thread in all types of opiate addiction. That is the damage it causes to both addicts and their loved ones.

What are Opiates?

Opiates are a group of drugs from the Asian poppy seed and have a high potential for abuse. It’s difficult for regular users of opiates to avoid an addiction. Drugs that fall under the opiate family include heroin, morphine, opium, codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. Prescription opiates are typically in pill form, while heroin can be a white or brownish powder. Heroin has a variety of street names, such as Smack, Big H, Hell Dust and Nose Drops (liquefied heroin). Prescription opiates, meanwhile, are often referred to not by their medical drug name, but by the brand names they are marketed under. These brand names include Vicodin, Percocet, Tylenol-3 and Methadose.

How Do People Consume Opiates?

The methods of ingesting opiates vary upon the specific drug being used. Heroin, for example, can be injected, smoked or sniffed/snorted. Prescription opiates are typically taken in pill form, and sometimes with alcohol to intensify the effects. This is a combination that also increases the health risks of opiate addiction. The use of needles to inject heroin has serious health complications, as heroin needles have been linked to a significant number of new HIV/AIDS and hepatitis cases. Regardless of how opiates are consumed, the threat of overdose is very real. Emergency rooms typically see more overdose deaths from prescription opiate abuse than from heroin abuse.

How Widespread is Opiate Addiction?

Both heroin and prescription opiate abuse are serious problems in America. But while heroin is a known dangerous threat to our society, the danger of prescription opiates is strong as well. According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 400,000 Americans used heroin in 2004, including 120,000 first-time users. The number of prescription opiate abusers was considerably higher — 11.2 million Americans took these drugs for “non-medical” purposes in 2003, according to SAMHSA. Many prescription opiate users eventually become heroin users, as well.

What are Opiates’ Effects?

Opiate users will almost immediately feel a euphoric feeling from the drug (also known as the “rush”) that lasts several hours. According to the LSU Health Science Center, other, less-enjoyable short-term effects include restlessness, nausea, vomiting, going “on the nod,” drifting back and forth between alert and drowsy. With large doses, the user cannot wake up, pupils become smaller, and the skin becomes cold moist and bluish in color. Breathing slows and death may occur.

The Drug Abuse Warning Network estimates that in 2002, there were 93,519 emergency room visits for heroin. Other opiates — primarily prescription drugs such as oxycodone — accounted for 119,185 emergency-room visits that same year. For more information on opiate abuse, call us today at 888-495-0246.

What are the risks of opiate addiction during pregnancy? Opiate addiction can have severe, tragic consequence during pregnancy. According to the LSU Health Sciences Center, nearly half the women dependent on opiates suffer anemia, heart diseases, diabetes, pneumonia, or hepatitis during pregnancy and childbirth. Infants born to these women often have withdrawal symptoms which may last several weeks or months, and many of these babies die.

Why is Opiate Addiction so Hard to Overcome?

The fact that many prescription opiates are legal, even though they’re only for medical purposes, can lead some opiate addiction to be overlooked. Friends and relatives of a prescription opiate addict may not think there’s a problem. Often because the addict isn’t buying an illegal substance. The withdrawal symptoms experienced by opiate addicts who attempt to quit are another serious obstacle in beating opiate addiction. Many addicts who try to stop using find themselves going back to opiates. Even if just to make the unpleasant withdrawal feelings, such as diarrhea, cramps, sweating, and nausea, go away.

Opiate Addiction Treatment is the Answer

Opiate addiction treatment can help you or your loved overcome withdrawal symptoms through a caring opiate detox program. During detox, our addiction treatment staff will administer medications that can ease, and in some cases even eliminate withdrawal symptoms. After the detox period is over, our comprehensive opiate addiction treatment centers give clients encouragement and relapse prevention skills to stay clean and sober in the future.

Overcoming opiate addiction isn’t always easy, but it can be done with the right help. Call Sunflower Wellness Retreat today at 855.730.8825. No matter your insurance we can help you find opiate addiction treatment. We work with Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance. We also offer many affordable self pay options as well as luxury opiate rehab.