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What is opioid addiction?

There are several different types of opioid drugs. Opioids, or narcotics, are made up of prescription pain relievers, such as hydrocodone, fentanyl, tramadol, oxycodone…etc. Heroin is also a known opioid. Generally, prescription opioids, though they have highly addictive qualities, are safe when used for a short period of time, under the direct supervision of a medical professional. When you take opioids in a manner that was not prescribed (i.e. method of use, the dosage prescribed, or frequency of use) you are abusing opioids. Opioid abuse can lead to opioid addiction. Excessive abuse of opioids can lead to changes in how your brain functions. The way opioids work is by affecting the reward area of your brain. Recovery from opioid abuse is possible, but it will take commitment and persistence.

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What to look for

Signs + Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

When looking for the signs of opioid addiction, there are various signs and symptoms to look out for. While some might be obvious, others are not so you should know what to look for when considering if one might have an addiction to opioids. One of the first things you will notice is their overall change in attitude and personality. Whether it’s hanging out with other people or secluding themselves, there will be a few key signs to look for.

Some of the signs and symptoms to look for:

  • Isolation
  • Changed eating habits
  • Hygiene problems
  • Sleeping at strange times
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Being lazy or lethargic
  • Nervousness

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Treatment Options

For Opioid Addiction

Opioids have incredibly high addictive qualities, and even when used under the care of a medical professional, can lead to dependence. The way opioid drugs work is by attaching to the natural opioid receptors in one’s body. They adjust the amount of information surrounding pain that is related to various areas of one’s body. Hence, reducing the amount of pain an individual may experience. It is not uncommon for individuals who have struggled with opioid addiction to have shifted various neuropath ways in their brain, during their time of use. Therefore, proper treatment for opioid addiction is essential when it comes to recovering from an opioid addiction.

Karuna Recovery is a fully supportive treatment program for those struggling with Opioid addiction. At Karuna Recovery, we want to help you every step of the way. We want to provide you with healthier habits to implement in your day to day life, a sense of purpose, a community that will support you, and connections with others. Don’t be afraid to reach out. We’re here to help you.

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How we can Help

Karuna Recovery’s Opioid addiction treatment

If you or someone you know is suffering from Opioid addiction, please do not be afraid to reach out. At Karuna Recovery, we’re here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. We want to make treatment as easy and stress-free as possible. We know what it’s like to be on the side of addiction, but it is worth to get sober. We will be there every step of the way to make sure you will have a full and stable recovery. We know that every person is different which is why we personalize our treatment plans based around you. Contact us today to speak with a professional on how to get help. We’re waiting.

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