Opiates are narcotic and a class of drugs that has a medicinal purpose of relieving pain. Opiates work by changing the bodies receptors respond to pain. In high doses, opiates create a feeling of euphoria and extreme relaxation. Opiates are highly addictive because of this reason. The withdrawal from opiate addiction is unlike any other and extremely hard to do without medical professionals. Opiates can be snorted, smoked, injected, or ingested.
After only a short time of using opiates, a physical dependency to the drugs develop. Opiate addicts are often unable to quit the drug on their own because their physical and mental addiction has developed to be too strong to overcome without the help of medical professionals. All treatment for opiate addiction begins with a medically monitored detox so the addict is able to withdrawal with minimum discomfort. Immediately following detox, the patient should continue learning about underlying issues and how to change behaviors that lead them to use opiates. If none of these issues are addressed then it is most common for the addict to return to their addiction.
Recovery Associates provides traditional and modern methods of treatment for opiate addiction. We offer:
Patients may have begun using opiates for chronic pain. For clients who have an issue with chronic pain, we have nonnarcotic pain management alternative for them to explore.
If you or someone you know if struggling with opiate addiction, don’t hesitate to call us. The fasted you call, the faster we are able to help you. Call Recovery Associates today at 1-800-392-3180.