Understanding Opioid Addiction
Are you or a loved one dealing with an opioid addiction? Opioids are a type of pain medication that changes how your brain responds to pain. Opioids are often prescribed to treat pain associated with surgery, injury or even chronic health problems such as cancer. Unfortunately, opioid abuse is quite serious in the US. So much so that’s become an epidemic. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 130 people in the US die of an opioid overdose every day.
Addiction changes the way your brain responds to a drug and the euphoric effects can lead some people to keep taking the drug. Unfortunately, this often leads to a dependency on the drug. Common opioid addictions include,
Someone who is dealing with an opioid addiction may display some of these signs and symptoms,
- Slurred speech
- Poor coordination
- Shallow breathing
- Mood wings
- Changes in sleep (sleeping a lot more or less)
- Poor decision-making
If you crave the drug or feel like you can’t stop yourself from taking it then you could very well have an opioid addiction. If you are addicted it’s important that you have a compassionate addiction medicine team that can help you through. Trying to quit on your own can be challenging, and for some, impossible. Luckily, America Recovery Center has been helping thousands of patients successfully overcome their addiction to opioids through tailored treatment plans that focus on all aspects of recovery from interpersonal and behavioral to legal.
We know the complexities of addiction and how it can alter your brain. This is why our addiction specialist Dr. Nazem Alhusein creates unique medication protocols and specialized treatments for each patient here in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, because here at America Recovery Center we understand that addiction is different for everyone. Our goal is to not only help you kick your addiction quickly but also maintain sobriety for the rest of your life.
Recovery from opioid addiction can be challenging. You shouldn’t do it alone. Call America Recovery Center at (313) 395-3444 today to learn more. It’s time to get your life back.
Are you seeking opioid addiction treatment? Contact America Recovery Center,
located in Dearborn Heights, MI, at (313) 395-3444 to learn about your options.