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Opiate Addiction Treatment

There are a lot of people who think that recovery from drug addiction is impossible. They always think that all rehab centers only focus on person’s habit and letting the person avoid the substance abuse. But at Genesis Recovery, we offer evidence-based treatment methods that work for every type of addiction. We provide treatment plans for those addicted to opiates that feel like there may be no hope or that it’s impossible to overcome their addiction; it is just the opposite. To truly invest in an addiction program that will be successful, we must go into treatment with an open heart. Join us in a safe and spiritually nurturing environment to learn skills that will help you loosen the grip that heroin addiction has on your life.

Addictive Opiate Types

One of the many addictions we treat is the addiction to opiates, which are commonly referred to as pain medications. These pain medications are created to help those that experience intense physical pain from trauma or degenerative disorders; they are not meant to be abused. However, these opiate based medications can often be taken over their intended limit as those affected with pain experience increased dependency to function in their daily lives. Opiates are also known as narcotics and these narcotics are under high surveillance because of their addictive properties in the addiction community.

The common versions of these opiates are known as codeine, heroin, morphine, oxycodon (a synthetic form of opiates) and hydrocodone.

The common names of these drugs include:

  • Vicodin
  • OxyCotin
  • Percocet
  • Lomoyil
  • Kadian
  • Avinza

Symptoms of Opiate Addiction

Morphine is one of the most addictive of them all and hospitals are constantly targeted by addicts in emergency facilities as it is offered during moments of intense pain, usually before or after surgery, through intravenous methods. Many studies throughout the United States have found that almost every addict has visited the emergency room to pick up a morphine fix. Fortunately, there are many new systems in place that are digital and are able to track an individual’s visits. Those seeking morphine fixes and other narcotic drugs are documented and refused unnecessary treatments.

Symptoms of opiate addiction and withdrawal:

  • Increased muscle pain
  • Muscle fatigue
  • General fatigue
  • Cramping in the digestive tract
  • Intense dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting

The addiction to opiates comes from the intense relief they deliver from ongoing pain, and how they affect the brain. Opiates provide feelings of euphoria and increased comfort, since they target various receptors in the brain that would otherwise send pain throughout the body. There are receptors in the spinal cord and brain that are affected by opiates. Many of those that are prescribed opiates have back and neck pain. In addition to the increased feelings of comfort and insurmountable relaxation from these drugs, the addiction to opiates can have many serious side effects.