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Am I Addicted to Opiates

by De'Meko, June 12, 2013

Opiate Addiction and Treatment

The Opiates addiction recovery program at Chapters Capistrano is a premier rehabilitation program. The highly personalized treatment plans our addiction experts create for each new client are not only unique, but ensure a successful return to a drug-independent life.

General Information

A classification that describes a group of drugs derived from opium and processed from the latex sap of the opium poppy, abusers take opiates for a euphoric high. Morphine, codeine, papaverine, and one world are the biologically-active opiates found in opium. These alkaloids are harvested in the production of hydromorphone, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. Although there are other alkaloids in opium, they have minimal effect on the body’s central nervous system. When taken for recreational purposes, opiods are ingested by way of insufflation or injection. For medicinal purposes, opiods are typically taken orally.

Effects of Opiate Use

Dependence and significant health effects, including psychological symptoms as in paranoia, insomnia, depression, strokes, and seizures, may occur if opiates are abused. An abuser’s habit can affect physical and mental health, relationships with family and friends, and business interactions. To cease opioid use, an addict will experience intense withdrawal symptoms.

Opiate Detoxification Withdrawal doesn’t have to be painful

At Chapters, we recognize that the idea of experiencing Opiate withdrawal causes anxiety and keeps users out of rehab. Withdrawal can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be! The Opiate rehab program at Chapters utilizes the most traditional and safe detoxification tactics to limit those uncomfortable sensations. Through our drug-specific detox, clients are given mild prescription medication under medical supervision. Prescribed in tapering amounts, these medications reduce the risk of seizure and ease withdrawal symptoms until the body is physically stabilized.

Opiate addiction brings many challenges. Chapters Capistrano drug and alcohol rehab center is here to facilitate your path to recovery!  To learn more about our personalized treatment program, call our 24-hour helpline at 949-371-4198  today.

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