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Why is Opiate Addiction Harmful?

Opiates are drugs that are helpful in relieving pain. But excessive use of these drugs can lead to dependency which can be truly harmful. Since opiates help relieve pain, they are mostly used by medical facilities and are prescribed to patients. It is also important to mention that one illegal version of opiate is Heroin. When a user takes in an opiate, it helps them relax with pleasant euphoric feelings. Excessive usage is also known to inhibit the body to produce its natural pain killers which cause more dependence on the drug.

Some opiates such as heroin can also lead to other form of diseases among users such as AIDS. This normally happens due to the sharing of needles among addicts.

Freedom from Opiate Addiction in Port St Lucie

Opiate addiction results from prescription medication abuse. Dependence on painkillers and other related medications is dangerous, and opiate addicts experience the highest rates of relapse and overdose. Opiate addiction is devastating for both the mind and the body. It usually accompanies unusual weight loss, along with depletion of energy that causes the addict to routinely miss work.

Cognitive issues also develop making it difficult for the addict to learn information. Not to mention, retention of information and images also becomes a problem as opiate addiction depletes ones short-term memory.

Aftercare Substance Abuse Services

Successful completion of the detox process is the first step in your recovery. The second step is finishing the rehabilitation program. The third and final step is the aftercare program. For many people, this lasts the remainder of their life. This is why your aftercare program is one of the most important substance abuse services in your treatment. Once you are discharged from treatment, you will be presented with a relapse prevention plan that is designed to help you avoid the lure of taking drugs again. The strength of the relapse prevention plan, the aftercare program and your own conviction is what will ultimately make the difference in your recovery results.

Xanax addicts are always thinking about obtaining xanax when they are out of it. The drug becomes their primary focus in life and they cannot survive without it. Withdrawal symptoms are particularly bad for this drug which is why it is said that prevention is better than addiction. Cognitive problems can arise which makes it difficult for a person to construct proper words or sentences.

With the use of xanax, tolerance is built up in an instant. Consequently more and more of the drug is needed with no satisfaction in sight. The worse thing is, when users cannot find access to this drug, they start consuming other drugs to take care of their withdrawal symptoms.

The withdrawal symptoms could include:

  • Seizures
  • Weight loss
  • Sweating
  • Sleep disorders
  • Aggression
  • Tingling of hands and feet

In our Port St Lucie Rehab Center our team of experts help ease the withdrawal symptoms during the weaning off process.