Opiate Addiction

opiate addiction

Opiate addiction is widespread throughout America and the entire globe, with an estimated 10% of the population in the U.S alone. Opiate drugs are derived from the poppy plant that is found in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Opiates block the pain receptors in the brain, preventing pain from affecting the body. Opiates bind to opioid receptors in the body, producing dependence, tolerance and addiction, as do other non-opiate semi-synthetic opioids. Best Drug Rehabilitation understands the difficulty of quitting opiates, but we also understand that addiction is never healthy with any substance. Recognizing that there is a problem is half of the battle, and is perhaps that most difficult.

Addiction Symptoms

There are many symptoms that indicate opiate use. Some symptoms include: drowsiness, abnormally contracted pupils and facial scratching are signs of opiate use. Withdrawal from using anything that is derived from opium causes severe symptoms. Abrupt withdrawal of these drugs causes flu-like symptoms: sweating, muscle aches, abdominal cramps, cold flashes, insomnia, diarrhea, restlessness and vomiting. Because opiates are central nervous system depressants, an overdose can lead to coma and death.

There are Many Different Forms and Types of Opiates. These Variations Include:

  • Methadone
  • Morphine
  • Heroin (which is derived from morphine).
  • Codeine
  • Thebaine

A Difficult Addiction to Break

Addiction to opiates is one of the most difficult addictions to break because of how taking the drug reacts with the body. Best Drug Rehabilitation  is willing to help anyone who is struggling with any type of addiction. If you or someone you know is addicted to opium or other substances, Best Drug Rehabilitation is here to help and encourage those who want to change their lives for the better. Quitting may be difficult, getting help doesn’t have to be.