The Sands Treatment Center - Opioid Addiction
Opioids are a class of drugs that override pain and simultaneously produce feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Initially, these drugs were prescribed all the time, given to anyone struggling with pain as a form of relief, with little or no threat of addiction. Fast forward to today’s world, and this solution for pain has turned into a problem for many. As with many substances that leave people feeling better, opioids have also become a substance that gets abused more often than not.
What are Examples of Opioids?
How Do Opioids Lead to Addiction?
When using opioids to treat pain and encourage relaxation, our brains release chemicals that encourage feelings of happiness and euphoria. This feeling becomes addictive or ones that we “need” to feel like “ourselves”, and what started as pain relief ends up becoming a dependency and drug abuse.
How Can You Safely Withdraw and Achieve Sobriety?
Navigating addiction of any sort is challenging in itself, and it’s not something you want to do alone or without the resources you need. Opioids are extremely dangerous and difficult to get off of. Their popularity and easy-accessibility only contribute to the danger they can cause.
Going cold turkey or incorrectly tapering off of them can result in aggressive symptoms and discomfort. Only making the journey to sobriety more challenging and difficult.
Addiction is tough, but you’re much tougher!
With the help of the addiction treatment specialist at The Sands Treatment Center, you can beat your opioid addiction. Give us a call at (954) 526-6400 or stop by our treatment center at 2100 Park Central Blvd N Suite 900, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, you don’t have to fight this battle alone! We have the experience and resources to help you, get in touch with us today.