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Suffering from opiates addiction or know a loved one who is? Here we go into detail about opiates addiction, various treatments available for you and how you can benefit from going to treatment for your addiction.

What Is A Opiates Addiction?

Opiates contain controlled prescription substances that obtain Opium a chemical that you will find naturally in poppy seeds and plants. Most of these drugs are prescribed clinically to treat patients that have mild or severe pain. Due to the calming effects found when taking these drugs, they have a high rate of substance abuse amongst users which in most cases lead to a dependence forming the user to have an addiction to them.

Most addiction to these drugs begins when a patient suffers pain from an injury or an addiction so they will be prescribed painkillers by their local doctor legally and a specific amount of these drugs they must take, due to the nature of these drugs many people have an addiction had no intention of getting addicted to opiates but due to the building up a high tolerance through taking them over a long period of time, they will find the effects aren’t as effective as it was, in the beginning, taking them.

A high tolerance can cause users to start upping their doses in order to have the desired effect they once had but that can often mean that they will find themselves out of opiates to consume and start looking illegally to purchase them.

Signs Of A Opiates Addiction

It can be hard to detect sometimes when people have an opiates addiction but you can start noticing some signs that can point towards an opiates addiction, a sign of cravings is often a big sign of an addiction as they are starting to consume the drug above their recommendation usage prescribed to them. 

You may start to notice behaviour that is completely self-destructive and they are starting to act completely out of control and not their normal self. If you or your loved one starts to compromise physical and mental wellbeing then it’s clear that full-blown addiction is there.

If you or your loved one is also struggling in speaking up about the dependency on opiates or starting to become extremely defensive about the amount consumed then that could point to an addiction. The most effective way in dealing with an opiate addiction is starting to look for rehabilitation by professionals who start to medically detox you and guide you on your road to recovery from opiates.

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Types Of Opiates

Opiates are prescribed to people by their doctor for a number of medical reasons so you might find there is a lot on the market that people get hooked on, we’ve written down the most common ones you will find.

Some of these have different names that you might hear that are most common when describing them.

If it’s important that you face your addiction before it’s too late as the most all too common effect of taking too many opiates is an overdose which can be fatal. People who abuse opioids are more likely to begin to start mixing other substances such as alcohol which can be deadly when taken together.

Treatment For Opiates Addiction

There are many treatment options that you may come across when searching online but by far the most effective is rehabilitation. Research over the years has found that a medical detox and rehab with tailored programs suited to your addiction can help dig deep into the root of your addiction and start creating a lifestyle that gets you back to your best and healthy.

Attempting to do a detox by yourself can be very dangerous and shouldn’t be tried alone. Letting us help you find a rehabilitation that can create a rehab program based on where you are at with your opiate addiction is the best way to start getting back to your healthy normal life.

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We understand this, which is why we offer free telephone addiction assessments with experienced addiction experts and case managers. If we cannot help, we can tell you where could.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about opiates rehab treatment programs? Get the answers and learn more about rehab with these frequently asked questions.

Does Rehab Work For Opiates Addiction?

Addiction is a very serious problem that needs to be addressed, but it can be hard to know where you should start. If you are struggling with an opioid addiction, then getting help from a rehabilitation centre may be the best option for you. We can offer treatment such as detox, counselling and group therapies that will help you get back on your feet again. We have helped many people recover from addiction and we want to help you too.

How Long Does Treatment For Opiates Addiction Take?

Rehab treatment for opioid addiction is a long process. The length of time depends on the severity of your addiction, but it usually takes about a month or two to get through withdrawal.


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