Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction has been a source of pain and suffering for thousands of years. In the United States alone, recent estimates suggest that more than 1 million people abuse heroin on a regular basis and that over 2 million people abuse prescription opioids each year, leading to countless deaths due to overdose. Those numbers have risen quickly over the past decade, making opioid dependence the number one health crisis in the United States today.

The withdrawal symptoms experienced with opioids are very powerful and uncomfortable. The severity of these symptoms often pushes people back to using to stop the suffering. The withdrawal symptoms associated with opioids include the following:

  • Cold sweats
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of appetite
  • Moodiness
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle cramping
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Restlessness
Florida Opioid Addiction Treatment

The Long-Term Consequences of Opioid Abuse may Include:

  • Chronic or phantom pain
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts

As with other drugs of abuse, opioid addiction is defined as persistent compulsive drug-seeking behavior despite significant negative consequences.

Common Signs of Opioid Addiction Include:

  • Anxiety or irritability
  • Constant obsession with finding and using drugs
  • Depression and/or social withdrawal
  • Secretive or deceptive behavior
  • Reduced ability to focus or stay organized
  • Restlessness
  • Severe changes in mood or behavior

Florida Opioid Addiction Treatment

Our Place Recovery utilizes traditional, evidence-based treatment with a medical approach, which lends itself to focus on the mind, body and spirit. After receiving a full medical assessment from our medical doctor, a course of treatment will be determined. This may withdrawal medications and other anti-drug craving medications like Naltrexone or Vivitrol. Each client is assigned their own individual therapist who works with the client to develop their unique addiction treatment plan.

Several Treatment Modalities for Opioid Addiction

Drug Rehab for Opioid Abuse

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