Addiction to Opiates

Treating Addiction to Opiates

Prescription opiates and their synthetic counterparts, opioids, are a big problem in the United States. In fact, the U.S. government has deemed opioid overdose a national epidemic. It’s estimated that over 28,000 deaths occurred in 2014 from overdose to an opioid, and more than half of them were derived from a prescription obtained by a licensed medical practitioner.

Common forms of opiates and opioids and their prescription names include the following:

  • Morphine (Astramorph)
  • Methadone (Dolophine)
  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin)
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
  • Meperidine (Demerol)
  • Fentanyl (Duragesic)

Opiates and opioids are usually prescribed in pill form to treat acute levels of pain. Addiction can happen quite easily from this usage, however, particularly if the cause of the pain lingers for an extended period of time. Once that happens, getting off prescription opiates can incur severe withdrawal symptoms, which can include the following:

  • Intense muscle aches and pains
  • Stomach discomfort including, nausea, diarrhea, cramping, and vomiting
  • Severe mood problems including anxiety, agitation, and irritability
  • Runny nose and watery eyes
  • Hot and cold sweats
  • Low energy

At Compass Recovery, we have extensive knowledge and experience in treating addiction to opiates and opioids. We use a regimen of careful medication to safely detox you away from chemical dependency, while continuously addressing your needs for psychological and spiritual support. This complete treatment routine is aimed at addressing your entire self, for a holistic approach that has proven tremendously successful over recent years.

Don’t remain a part of the growing national epidemic of opioid addiction.

Don’t continue to run the risk of opioid overdose.

Don’t become a sad and unfortunate statistic to these powerful substances.

Help is available in a caring, loving, and effective program, full of support and ready for success. If prescription opiates have become a problem for you or someone you know and love, contact us today and take the first step on your road to recovery.

Referenced Source:

https://www.hhs.gov/opioids/

http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/narcotic-pain-medications#1

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