If you think you may be addicted to opiates, you are not alone. Opiates are narcotic drugs that are prescribed for treating pain.
When narcotics are used only to manage pain, are used according to doctors’ orders and are taken at the lowest dosage possible for the short term, they are unlikely to become a problem.
However, opiates provide a high when taken in high doses and are also strong anxiety relievers. For these reasons, narcotic pain medication abuse is one of the most common types of drug abuse in America today.
Opiates include the following drugs:
- Vicodin, Hycodan (hydrocodone)
- MS Contin, Kadian (morphine)
- Oxycontin, Percocet (oxycodone)
- Dilaudid (hydromorphone)
- Duragesic (fentanyl)
Opiates can vary in strength and act as a sedative that suppresses the central nervous system and slows down body functions.
When opiates are prescribed for pain relief, some people develop a tolerance for these drugs, and start to take higher doses to achieve the same effect. They may go on to develop an addiction to their medication over time or if they increase the dosage above recommended levels and are unable to stop using it on their own.
Signs Of Opiate Addiction
There are a number of symptoms of opiate addiction. Not everyone who is addicted to opiates will display all of them. The most common symptoms are listed here and should serve as red flags that there is cause for concern:
- Muscle spasms
- Euphoric mood (lasts for a few hours)
- Mood swings
- Decreased performance at work or school
- Lying to others about the amount of drugs taken
- Not fulfilling responsibilities at home
- Preoccupation with obtaining, using and recovering from using drugs
- Social isolation
- Stealing medications from friends and family
- Withdrawing from activities that were once enjoyable, such as hobbies and spending time with family and friends
Opiate Drug Addiction Treatment
If you are suffering from any of these signs or symptoms, professional treatment is needed before it’s too late. The Dunes East Hampton’s opiate drug addiction treatment can help you comfortably and safely withdrawal from and overcome addiction to the hold these drugs have on you.
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