Posted by Steps to Recovery on January 29, 2013
Opioid addiction is a very dangerous and real epidemic in the United States. Millions of people every year abuse illicit opioid drugs and prescription medications. Opioid addiction is a serious medical condition that can be very damaging to a person’s mental, physical and emotional health and may even cause death. If you are suffering from opioid addiction, you are not alone, and you can turn to help by contacting the experienced and compassionate staff here at Steps to Recovery.
Opioids are among the world’s oldest known drugs, and are highly addictive. Opioids are well known for their ability to produce a feeling of euphoria, motivating many people to use them recreationally. This is a slippery slope, once you start using it’s very hard to stop, but you can turn to help for your opioid addiction at any time.
Also contributing to opioid addiction is the unpleasant withdrawal process from these drugs. People who are withdrawing from opioids may experience the following symptoms: cold sweating, uncontrollable diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, aching limbs, severe depression, mounting panic, strong cravings, cramps, chills, shakes, irritation, agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, insomnia and more. If you are addicted to opioids, you don’t have to go through this alone, there are many options available to assist you when you are ready to turn to help.
Suboxone is one of the treatments available to people who suffer from opioid dependence. Suboxone is a combination of 2 drugs that work together to help addicts get off opioids. The first drug is called Buprenorphine which is similar to other opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin however, it produces less of the euphoric effect and therefore may be easier to stop taking. The other is Naloxone, which blocks the effects of opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin. When these 2 drugs are combined as Suboxone and used only as directed, they are effective in helping addicts kick their opioid dependency.
You can turn to help for your opioid dependency today by contacting Steps to Recovery. We are here to listen to you and help you find the right treatment for your situation, and have the resources available to get you into Suboxone treatment if that is the right choice for you. You are not alone, we are here for you when you are ready to turn to help.