Opiates & Pain Meds

Opiates Treatment Center for Men

In the United States alone, nearly 100 people die a day from opiate abuse. This addiction holds on tightly to its users and makes it seem impossible to let go, but there is hope. If you or a loved one suffers from opiate abuse and addiction, there is a treatment program catered to you. From Vicodin and Percocet to Oxycontin and Heroin, this addiction is triggered by various psychological and social situations. These substances are highly addictive and often make the idea of becoming sober seem too impossible or painful to attempt. These misconceptions hinder those who seek the treatment they need and deserve. At Prescott House, we understand the difficulties associated with such an addiction and we are ready to help you embark on your journey to recovery.
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Opiates and pain medications
2.1 Million USA Citizens Abused Opiates in 2012

Understanding Opiate Addiction Symptoms

Numerous types of opiates such as Codeine, Morphine, Vicodin, Oxycontin, Fentanyl and Dilaudid are forms of pain medication. These forms of pain medication are extremely addictive and individuals who suffer from Opiate addiction abuse these substances and suffer from withdrawal. Withdrawal is physically felt wit flu-like symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, agitation, aches, sweating, anxiety, cramping, runny nose, and more. Many who are dependent on such Opiates see their drug of choice as their main focus in life. If you or someone you know feels they have an Opiate addiction, finding treatment will help gain control of the addiction and of one’s life. The first step, which can be the hardest, is admitting there is a problem. With the right support, anyone can be on the right path to recovery.

List of Commonly Abused Synthetic Opiates

  • Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride)
  • Buprenorphine (Buprenex)
  • Demerol (Meperidine)
  • Dilaudid (Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
  • Fentanyl (C22H28N2O)
  • Lortab (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen)
  • Methadone (C21H27NO)
  • Norco (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen)

Getting Ahead of Addiction

Opiates can be deadly and can cause tremendous physical dependence. Overdoses are an incredible cause for concern and in some cases, are as common as withdrawal. With addiction comes high tolerance which often leads to the individual taking higher doses each time to achieve the same effect. For a relative or friend, staging an initial intervention for a loved one has been highly effective in facing the addiction. For an individual, admitting to the addiction and seeking treatment is often times the first step to fighting Opiate addiction.

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