Opioid dependency is characterized through the compulsive yet detrimental use of opioids driven by changes in the brain’s chemistry which are brought on by prolonged and untreated opioid abuse. If you’re like thousands of Americans, however, you don’t need to be told what opioid dependency is. Year after year, we see more and more of our friends and loved ones succumb to these dangerous and powerfully addictive drugs. Last year, there were over 63,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States, an astonishing figure driven largely by the American opioid addiction crisis. Recovery Unplugged offers compassionate and effective music-based treatment for opioid dependency. Call us today at 1 (800) 55-REHAB to find out more about what we can do for you and your family.
The widespread and pervasive dispensation of prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and more over the last two decades has changed the face of American drug addiction. There is no longer an “average” drug addict. There remains, however, classic and universally recognized behaviors that suggest a dependency issue, some of which include:
If you’re noticing these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, it’s imperative that you get professional treatment straight away before the opioid abuse escalates any further.
Opioid dependency has transcended the inner-city heroin addiction stereotype that many have entrenched in their minds, and has brought rampant rates of overdose to every portion of the American landscape. The disease creates serious and often permanent damage in users’ brain chemistry and central nervous system. It can also destroy their relationships and their overall quality of life. In order to reverse the potentially devastating course of opioid dependency, it’s critical that users seek treatment immediately. Some of long-term effects of opioid dependency can include organ failure, seizure, coma, permanent brain damage and more. Don’t let these devastating effects claim you or your loved one.