Opioids, or painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percodan, are the most commonly abused prescription drugs. These drugs can produce life-saving effects to those who have chronic pain or at least make a debilitating condition more manageable, but they can also produce life-threatening results. Prescription opioids are often referred to as gateway drugs, as people who have a dependency on these drugs will often turn to harder and cheaper street drugs in the future, such as heroin.
Opioid Rehab Utah
Short-Term Prescription Opioid Abuse
The immediate effects that one starts to notice after abusing prescription opioids can be drowsiness, slowed breathing, and potentially unconsciousness. These drugs create a feeling of lethargy, due to their impact on tampering your nervous system. Prescription opioids can also cause nausea and will affect your digestive system. As such, using these opioids may result in vomiting and diarrhea.
When Is The Best Time To Seek Opioid Rehab?
The best time always depends on you, or the person you care for. It might be after numerous relapses or perhaps the first sign of an addiction to Opioids, painkillers, oxycontin or vicodin.
No matter where you are in this journey we recommend you giving out caring Utah rehab team of professionals a call on (801) 997-9183
Once we have spoken we can go over the various options that best fit your situation, location and desired outcome. Liberty Addiction and Recovery Centers assist our clients throughout Utah and Salt Lake city.
Long-Term Prescription Opioid Abuse
The long-term effects that one experiences from chronic prescription opioid abuse can vary, depending on the specific drug. However, some common occurrences are liver damage, which can potentially lead to liver failure. Chronic abuse will also lead to an increase in the risk of a heart attack. What’s especially damaging, though, is that your body will develop a physical dependence, which means that you cannot safely stop using opioids. In this case, an addict will need to use detoxification services to get clean.
Seeking Opioid Rehab Treatment
If you or someone you know struggle with opioid abuse, don’t hesitate to reach out to Liberty Addiction Recovery Centers today! Our comprehensive treatment program lets people handle every stage of their recovery in at a facility they can trust. Let our caring and professional staff educate you on the programs (including opioid rehab) that are available to you.
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If you have any questions at all about our programs or what we can do to help you or a loved one start the journey to lasting recovery and creating a life that thrives, please reach out to our exceptional Liberty staff.