Opiate misuse is a huge problem. In 2010, more than 19,000 Americans died from opiate overdose. Opiates affect people of all backgrounds, ages and socio economic status. Opiates have become extremely popular nowadays due to suppressing pain, reducing anxiety and at sufficient high doses producing euphoria. Self-Medication and ultimately addiction brings a lot of side effects. Unfortunately opiate addiction has significantly increased in the last couple of years. Getting off this drug, requires intensive support, medical and therapeutic assistance.
Opiates are a group of drugs that are used for treating pain. They are derived from opium which comes from the poppy plant. Opiates go by a variety of names including opiates, opioids, and narcotics. The term opiates is sometimes used for close relatives of opium such as codeine, morphine and heroin, while the term opioids is used for the entire class of drugs including synthetic opiates such as Oxycontin. But the most commonly used term is opiates.
Some of the effects of opiates and heroin use include: fatigue; constipation; breathlessness; a sense of elation; bronchospasm; physical and psychological dependence; nausea; confusion; depressed respiration and difficulty breathing, chest pain and even death.
At Recovery in Tune we develop an effective treatment plan for opiate and heroin Addiction by treating it with evidenced-based drug treatment. In our treatment program you are going to be supported by a team of substance abuse / mental health professionals in recovery who deeply understand the mental and social aspects of opiate addiction. You will receive the skills you need to stay opiate-free and lead a lifestyle of sobriety.