Opioid addiction can happen to anyone, and long-term use can put you at high risk, even if the substance is used as prescribed. That’s exactly what happened to a Henry Ford Maplegrove Center patient after the loss of her baby following delivery. Suddenly, a woman who worked as a nurse and an attorney was hooked.
“The doctor prescribed pain medication during my recovery, and subconsciously it numbed my pain and grief,” she says. “It just sort of spiraled out of control.”
She was able to get the help she needed from the services available at Henry Ford Maplegrove Center, an addiction treatment facility that provides a safe and stable environment to initiate recovery.
She has been in recovery for one year, but worries about people who don’t have the resources to pay for treatment.
“You may feel alone, but you are not,” she says. “Addiction is a dark, scary place, but help is available if you ask.”
Did you know? Your health plan can connect you with a mental health or addiction treatment provider. Check the back of your health insurance card for a special behavioral health telephone number.