Opiates are some of the most abused drugs in the country. Many addicts are not your average drug user and accidentally became addicted to their drug of choice while taking it as a prescription. Opiates are highly addictive and anyone who take an opiate for any period of time risks building a tolerance for that drug and ultimately becoming addicted to it. Painkillers are prescribed much too often and are too easily available to those who do not have a prescription. Opiates are highly addictive and if you are currently taking them, make sure you are aware of the risks associated with them.
What Makes Opiates Addictive?
Opiates were designed to help endorphins, natural pain relievers, to bind to pain receptors faster and for effectively. This helps relieve pain better. While opiates can be helpful at first, when they are taken over a period of time, the body starts to change and sends signals to the brain that it no longer needs to create endorphins to kill the pain. This causes the body to need more opiates to make up for the reduced endorphins and creates a vicious cycle. The user keeps taking more and more of the opiate to either dull the pain or get the same effect they got the first few times they used the drug.
Are Opiates Safe?
Opiates are available by prescription, and many people believe that this makes them safe. It is important to understand that anyone who takes an opiate is at risk for becoming addicted to the drug. Opiates may be safe for short term use, but some people may become addicted to the drug after only taking it for a short time. The withdrawals from opiate use can be rough and many people would rather continue to take the drug than deal with them.
Symptoms Of Opiate Withdrawal
Some people don’t realize they are addicted to an opiate until they try to stop taking it. One the prescription has ended, a user may stop taking the medicine only to find that they are overwhelmed by withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms of opiate withdrawal include,
- Severe Headaches
- Joint Pain
- Flu-like Symptoms
These symptoms can last for several days and even week and only go away if the user takes another pain pill. This makes it hard for a user to stop taking the drug.
Getting Help With An Opiate Addiction
If you think you may be addicted to opiates, talk to your doctor and consider attending rehab. When you attend a rehabilitation facility for help with your addiction, you get physical care and emotional support. There are many ways an opiate addiction can be treated and you can count on getting the best care at Treatment Now. Don’t let a drug addiction ruin your life and don’t be scared to admit that you have a problem Call Treatment Now today and get help.
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