Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem in the world we live in. Addiction doesn’t discriminate against age, religion, race or social class. It is a disease that effects people of all kinds, whether they grew up around it or are a business man trying to catch a break. All drugs and Alcohol are very dangerous and can cause a multitude of health problems, overdose or death. Opium and all of the Opium based substances are in the lead of the most addictive drugs available to man today.
Just like Alcohol and Cocaine, Opium will bring you its most damaging effects to your brain, behaviors and personality. Opium is highly capable of rewiring the brain to alter your morals, views on the world, actions, and beliefs.
Opium addiction is very dangerous and will not just alter your mind and change your behaviors, Opium will give you lasting physical effects that can cause death with long-term abuse. When you try Opium for the first time, you are dancing with the devil. There is no such thing as only using Opium once in a blue moon. You do it once and have the risk of entering the vicious cycle of addiction that will take your ability to function away from you within a blink of an eye.
The scary fact about Opium is that it comes in many different forms. Doctors prescribe it to patients in pain hoping they don’t become addicted and dealers on the street sell it to those who were unfortunate enough to become addicted. The street drugs and prescription medications that are Opium based are: Heroin, Morphine, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Percodan.
The majority of drugs Opium produces are legal, if prescribed by a doctor for pain relief. However, with the drugs ability to interact with the chemicals in your brain, you still have the chance on becoming addicted and moving to something stronger like Heroin. There are individuals who are using these prescription Opium based medications to mask their emotions and escape reality. When using Opium based medication in that manner your risk of addiction increases considerably.
The brain can develop an addiction easily when someone is using Opium because of its ability to relieve mental and physical pain. Opium has a power to increase the amount of chemicals to relieve pain throughout the brain. These chemicals then have the ability to interrupt the nerve signals sent to the brain which prevents or reduces the chances of you feeling pain.
When your body stops feeling pain, it builds a tolerance, causing you to use more Opium to get the same effect as you did in the beginning. Taking larger doses of Opium will “fix” your problem and give you the desired effect you are looking for, however your chances of not becoming addicted go out the window.
By the time you have decided to stop you could have already lost your home, children, spouse, job, and everything you built for yourself because in the moment of weakness Opium was all that mattered. If you are willing to stop or just can’t find the means to get your fix, your body is going to go into withdrawal. You will now you are starting to withdrawal when you feel: insomnia, cramps, muscle aches, chills, hit flashes, nausea, headaches, fever, confusion, and constant pain throughout your body.
The only possible way to relieve these symptoms is to get more Opium or go to a doctor and get the proper withdrawal treatment you need. If you chose to get more Opium before you get help, life is only going to get worse. If you haven’t already lost everything, prepare yourself to do so.
Addiction to Opium can make you steal for means to get more, neglect your family and loved ones, lose your job, or have a run-in with the law. Once you have had enough and want help it is available. There is no cure to the disease of Opium addiction, it can, however, be maintained with the proper tools and treatment. Your treatment process will usually start off with a period of medically assisted detox.
A medically assisted detox will keep you safe and comfortable as a doctor prescribes you medication to slowly ween you off of Opium which will prevent you from feeling the severity of the withdrawals. Once you have detoxed you are ready to actually heal your mind and soul with Opium rehab treatment.
In Opium rehab treatment, you will learn about the disease of addiction and get to the root of your problem and work through these problems so they don’t come up again in the future. You will also learn how to combat triggers and stressors of everyday life to prevent relapse in the future. Your treatment should come with a strong aftercare program to ensure your recovery long after treatment. If you or a loved one are seeking for treatment for your Opium addiction, or any addiction, give us call. You will be able to talk to someone who has fought the battle of addiction and won. They will be able to explain to you what treatment will be like and how it can help you begging a new life in recovery.