Opiates include numerous drugs such as Morphine, Fentanyl, and Heroin. Some Opiates are stronger than others and some are illegal while others are legal. However, they all have the same risk of abuse and addiction regardless of where they come from. All of the highly addictive substances in the Opiate class are called Opiates because they are derived from the Opium poppy plant- which is one of the biggest money makers in the drug war today.
Although these drugs are dangerous, some are still legal and prescribed by doctors for pain relief or a cough suppressant but this doesn’t take away their ability to take your life and turn it into something terrible you would not wish on your worst enemy. Opiate drugs are the most abused substance in the United States today, whether it be Oxycodone or Heroin, they are all easily found at your friends or down the street, it is not just bad areas Opiates can be found. Also, you can find them at your doctor and nearest pharmacy, they are all around you and highly addictive.
Opiates are good drugs to relieve pain however, whoever is taking them such as a business man or a poor teenager is at risk for addiction. The drugs do not discriminate, addiction can happen to anyone of any class, race, or religion. This is because Opiates produce an intense high. Heroin for instance produces an immediate and very intense high that only lasts about 15-30 minutes while prescription drugs such as Morphine won’t produce an as intense high but will last about 4-6 hours. No matter how the drug is taken or what type of Opiate it is, there is a euphoric high that isn’t like anything else that comes with it.
This euphoric high isn’t all that comes with Opiate abuse, after a few days of abuse, you may start to feel drowsiness, nausea, repertory depression and paranoia. Opiates will also make your pupils so small it is hard for others not to notice. After a few weeks of abuse, your symptoms will only get worse. You will begin to feel bloated and constipated, you will damage your liver, create painful stomach ulcers, and chances are if you already aren’t, you will become addicted.
Once you are addicted to Opiates, no matter what kind, your life is going to make a turn for the worse and the only way to stop it is seek treatment for your addiction. Before you know it, you will be out of a job because you got fired for getting high at work or not showing up because you were so high. You will start to fight with loved ones and strain relationships. It could get to the point that you lose your spouse and children or even your home. The time will come where you have no means to get high and if you were taking prescription drugs, you may turn to Heroin as a cheaper alternative.
You could also turn to using a needle to use the drugs intravenously to produce a greater high. Once you do this, your health risks rise. There is a chance you can get Hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS by sharing a needle with someone who also needs Opiates to feel alive. You also have the chance to get abbesses on your arms or where ever you shoot up. If an abbess is left untreated for a long period of time, you could eventually get skin infections that have the potential to kill you or have to undergo surgery to remove the infection. If the surgery isn’t effective and the infection comes back, the only thing left for the doctor to do is amputate your limb to save your life from the infection.
There is no reason you should have to live your life addicted to Opiates and risk your health, limbs, and personal life to get high. If you have decided you have had enough and the consequences of using just keep progressing to the point you can’t handle it anymore, help is available. Once you have made the decision to get help, you will need to stop abusing the Opiate which will send your body into withdrawal. Withdrawal is the reason why some people are afraid to seek treatment because they don’t want to be in pain. Well, if you decide you want help you can get into a treatment center that provides a medically assisted detox so you don’t have to feel the intense pain of withdrawal.
Once you have arrived at treatment, you will be asked many questions by a therapist so they can get you on an individualized treatment plan. Once your treatment plan is assisted, you will go through a medically assisted detox. You will be given medication to ween you off of the Opiate drugs. This medication will not only make the detox process safe, it will make it less painful too. After you have detoxed and have a clear mind, the real action can start.
You will begin rehab treatment and undergo a multitude of therapies that will help you get to the bottom of your addiction and fight through all your problems and insecurities. Treatment is an essential part of your recovery because it teaches you to say no to Opiates and will show you that life is so much better without them. If you are ready to change your life and want help for your Opiate addiction, give us a call. Our number is: (866) 578-7471