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What You Need to Know About Withdrawal Symptoms
Opioids and Addiction
Physicians and doctors prescribe opioid medications to help patients manage moderate to severe pain. When individuals take the medications as directed in small doses, they can be a relatively effective form of pain management. However, due to its highly addictive properties, medical professionals usually don’t prescribe the pills for long-term use. Taking opioid medications for an extended amount of time or in high doses can easily lead to addiction.
Signs of addiction include an overwhelming urge to seek out and abuse opiates, and an inability to control opioid use.
Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
Opioids prey on the brain’s pain receptors and activate reward and pleasure sensors. Over time, the brain starts to depend upon the drug to function correctly. When users suddenly stop taking opioids or drop their dosage in half or more, the body responds with uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms are actually the body’s way of restoring itself.
Once opioid abuse and addiction develop, withdrawal symptoms are almost guaranteed to appear when the user tries to get clean. These complicated symptoms stand between many people and their desires to get clean.
Common withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid addiction include:
- Muscle aches
- Teary eyes and runny nose
- Excessive sweating
- Disrupted sleep patterns
- Frequent yawning
If you or a loved one is planning to stop using drugs, a medically monitored detox setting is the best place to start. Otherwise, you run the risk of experiencing complications that you’re not equipped to deal with. Also, individuals who don’t seek detox have a far less chance of achieving successful recovery. If you’re serious about making your sobriety a top priority, seek addiction help at a reputable drug rehab facility.
Our Drug Rehab Can Help
Many individuals who have struggled with opioid and other substance abuse problems have come to Memphis Recovery for a new beginning. Our addiction treatment programs help individuals get clean and learn how to manage their sobriety for the long haul. You don’t have to let addiction continue to control you, your life, or your future.
Our addiction treatment approach includes:
- Adult treatment program
- Family therapy program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Youth treatment program
- Dual diagnosis and trauma therapy
Our experienced and compassionate rehab specialists are ready to guide you through each step of the recovery process. We won’t give up until you’ve successfully conquered the disease that is currently holding you back from a productive and happy life.
Get Started on Your Transition to Sobriety Today
Don’t suffer in silence as a result of your drug addiction for another day. True and lasting recovery is possible, and Memphis Recovery is ready to help you make it a reality. To learn more about our exciting programs and begin your journey towards life-lasting sobriety, call us at 866-304-8254.