Why are Opiates so addictive and how to recover?

Addiction of any manner is highly prohibited but when it comes to opiates, the danger lever increases by 50%. Opiates are basically painkillers which give a person a certain level of high but have lasting withdrawal effects. Our brain has opioid receptors which receives these opiate drugs and give us a plethora of physical and emotional changes. This feelings acts as a trigger and then a person keeps on finding reasons to be high. It can permanently damage a person’s psychological and physical health.

  • The first thing you have to control is withdrawal. The symptoms can be seen any time after the last dose. Muscle ache, tearing up, agitation and excessive yawning a few of withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can linger for a week too. The side effects can be controlled by proper therapy and psychological support. You can always take help for opiate addiction as it is hard to deal with on your own.
  • There are more comprehensive models of therapy for opiate addiction. The detox options can be a medical detox which gives you both psychological and pharmaceutical help. Here you are under constant observation of a mental and medical health specialist. The other is a standard detox usually performed as an outpatient. The withdrawal symptoms can be horrible and need assistance.

  • The worst part about opiates is that you don’t just get addicted. When you start experimenting, you might as well have no clue about the extent it is going to drive you to. For some the transition is fast and some might take time, but opiate addiction can drive a person to extents of social margin. One might as well get involved in trafficking just to fulfill his requirement.
  • There are plenty of rehabs providing the addicts with substitute drugs; which are to no avail. Trying to get rid of one addiction with the help of another is the last thing you must do. Drugs like methadone and Subutex are commonly used for recovery but are also the illicit drug classes one can get addicted to. These treatments have a higher risk of relapse and the addicts end up in a worse situation than they were before. Sobriety is the best way, once a person knows the little joys of life; he is likely to avoid drugs.
  • The most important part is to rebuild a life. Substance abuse especially opiate addiction causes a lot of harm; even more than a person might have expected. After trying to go couple weeks without opiate, one needs to channelize his/her focus on recreational activities. This will give them a boost in confidence and help them come back to a state of self-awareness.

These are the basic symptoms, effects and measures. Opiate addiction is a scary cause and needs utmost attention. The people involved might not be able to reach out for help but we need to extend a hand anyway. There’s nothing that can’t be overcome; it just needs the right amount of determination and awareness to let go of what’s holding you back. Don’t let opiate addiction dictate life for you.

and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8

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