Kinds of Opiates
There are multiple forms of opiates available in Boston and are primarily extracted from poppies which are prevalent in Middle Eastern and South Asian countries. These include opium, morphine, heroin, codeine and methadone. OxyContin and Dilaudid are other less extreme forms of the drug.
Opium addiction is extremely detrimental to the health of an individual and requires long term treatment. The addict typically has to go through a detoxification process to allow the drug to completely flush out of the bloodstream. Treatments may include opioid replacement which includes the use of medication to reduce the effects of opiates and reduce dependency on them.
Boston - Substance Abuse
Have you kicked your drug or alcohol habit time and time again, only to turn back to it hopelessly? That story is not unique--in fact, it's a constant merry-go-round that most people deal with.
The reason people can't get over their addiction is that they treat it with a band aid, fixing the symptom, but not the cause. When you seek help from Boston substance abuse treatment professionals, you will not only get over your addiction, you'll be able to dig deep to learn why you suffer from addiction. With our Boston drug addiction programs, we will get down to the root cause of your addiction and help you curb the physiological cravings, while ensuring that you are whole as a person.
Breaking free of prescription pill abuse takes more than just will power. By the time one realizes the nature of his or her addiction, the brain becomes so used to the drug it is very painful to get off it. Mental and physical discomfort may persist for weeks after withdrawal from the drug. An addict may suffer from nausea, body aches, diarrhea and enlarged pupils after withdrawal.
Among the medications to ease the withdrawal process, methadone is known to be the best, most effective treatment for narcotic addiction. Taking the right amount of methadone prevents withdrawal symptoms and eases drug craving but it does not provide the ecstasy. The dosage can be slowly reduced releasing the addict from physical dependence and the pain of withdrawal.
The Harmful Effects
The following are only short descriptions of the harmful effects prescription drug abuse causes:
A. Your mood will be the first visible and palpable receiver of the side effects. You will go from being calm and enjoying a mental peace to irritability and anxiety. Several times the behavior of those who abuse drugs is difficult to understand to others. Therefore, prescription drug abuse also causes drifts in relationships.
B. From nausea to vomiting to drowsiness to dependency, you will be in for a long list of physiological damage. Besides, many times, the drug can also cause severe damage to the organs and different parts of the body. The sudden changes in mood and the rise and fall in the fight or flight can have long term health risks. Additionally, high blood pressure and rapid changes in the body temperature alongside irregular heartbeat are other effects of unwanted drug intake.
C. Difficulty in understanding and adapting to everyday life is also very common. When you abuse prescription drugs it often has an impact on the nervous system. This may result in slowing the mental functioning to causing confusion in the messages that are sent from the brain to the different body parts. Prescription drug abusers have also been reported to develop paranoia.
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