Compassionate and Effective Treatment for Opioid Addiction
In addition to being the most urgent and pervasive addiction threat currently facing the United States, opioid addiction has quickly become one of the most dominant public health issues, in general. For the past two years, the country has seen record numbers of opioid overdose fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 52,404 died from drug overdose in 2015, 33,091 (63 percent of which) were caused by opioids. The prior (another record-setting year) there were 47,055 overall drug deaths, 28,647 of which were opioid-specific. Recovery Unplugged provides comprehensive, music-based care for opioid addiction. Call our experienced and qualified professionals today at 800-55-REHAB. We’re ready to help you.
What Are Opioids?
Opioids are powerful narcotic medications used to treat severe chronic and acute pain, such as cancer-related and post-surgical symptoms. In a clinical context, they are remarkably effective in helping patients through painful illness and injury; they are also, however, highly addictive and mirror the withdrawal effects of heroin if abused. Some of the more common opioid medications, include:
- Oxycodone (Both by Itself and with Acetaminophen and Naloxone)
Though they are facing increasing regulation, these drugs are commonly diverted for recreational use due to the euphoria they illicit in newer users. Very quickly, however, withdrawal begins to manifest and users find themselves in a cycle of abuse. Opioid addiction affects both recreational users and those who started taking them for a legitimate medical condition. It is tragically common for addicts who can no longer afford or access opioids to graduate to the cheaper and more accessible heroin alternative.