Opioid addiction has become quite common in USA and more than 2 million are struggling with this kind of addiction. Therefore, many people are interested to know about its effective treatment methods and available facilities for its treatment.

What is opioid?

Opioid is in fact a pain-relieving drug which may include any of the drugs mentioned below:

  • Oxycodone
  • Morphine
  • Methadone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Codeine

A doctor can prescribe this medicine for moderate or severe pain. Since they are highly addictive, doctors also give it in limited dose. However, within a period of time, the patients start abusing it without realizing. There is no way to define the addiction to this drug, however craving for the drug despite negative effects are the general signs of this addiction.

Women are most likely to get addicted, as it is women who often experience chronic pain due to number of reasons, as compared to men.  Also, most of the doctors usually prescribe this drug to women for longer period and therefore they have more probability of getting addicted. If the addiction becomes too intense then they need to visit SMC recovery center for proper treatment.

Mental health issues with opioid addiction

Addiction is related to mental illness and therefore in case any of your family member is affected due to opioid addiction, then it may have plenty of harmful consequences.

When a person becomes addicted, then the priority of their desires and wishes turns totally upside down because during such condition they may develop certain new priorities. Therefore, controlling their impulses will be more difficult and, in this condition, using and buying the drug turns out to be the most important priority with very serious behavior alterations.

Initial signs and symptoms

Following are few of the signs about opioid abuse:

  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Impaired visual acuity
  • Anoxia
  • Decreased gastrointestinal activity
  • Dry nose and mouth
  • Emotional distress
  • Marks on veins
  • Financial instability
  • Work or any school-related issues
  • Homelessness
  • Certain legal issues may get developed due to any drug-related crimes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *