You may not see the signs of opiate addiction, but she still needs help.Opiates are a class of drugs commonly prescribed for pain relief. Individuals who have recently undergone surgery, experienced a sports or automobile accident-related injury, and some cancer patients may be prescribed an opiate medication to assist them through their recovery. Unfortunately, many of these same people–people with no prior addiction problems–develop a dependence to the very drug that was supposed to help them. Others develop an addiction due to misusing their prescription. If you suspect that you or a loved one has a problem, there are some signs of opiate addiction to look for.

Signs of Opiate Addiction

Opiates are a type of drug that offer pain relief. They work by altering pain receptors in the brain and increasing dopamine levels. Because of their highly addictive properties, opiates are among the most commonly abused substances in the world.

As with any substance, there are symptoms and signs of opiate addiction that are typically obvious to others.

Some of these common signs of opiate addiction include:

  • Overwhelming urge to seek out and use opiates – even in the face of severe consequences
  • Lacking the ability to limit or reduce how much/often you use
  • Frequently neglecting personal and professional responsibilities
  • Ongoing legal troubles related to substance abuse
  • Blowing large amounts of money to acquire opiates
  • Increased tolerance that requires the user to consume higher doses in order to achieve the same “high” that smaller doses once created
  • Drastic change in personality or mood
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop using, such as insomnia, episodes of depression, stomach upset, and muscle aches.

There are other signs of opiate addiction, but the aforementioned symptoms are the most obvious and common.

Do You Need Rehab?

If you recognize any of these signs of opiate addiction in your own life, it may be time to consider seeking professional help at an opiate addiction treatment center. Long-term use results in increasingly severe effects to your health and overall well-being, so the longer you wait to get help, the harder it will be to overthrow this demon that is holding you down. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing craving to seek and use mind-altering substances. Successful recovery requires daily work, support, and commitment.

At Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, individuals can receive the quality and compassionate care they deserve while participating in one of our esteemed treatment programs. We take a well-rounded approach to treatment that includes dual diagnosis therapy. Our JCAHO-accredited, 30-bed facility offers luxurious amenities in a facility where patients can rest and heal, away from the pressures and judgement of the outside world.

We offer:

  • Medically-assisted detox at our partner’s off-site detox facility
  • Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs
  • Outpatient drug and alcohol programs
  • Primary Care
  • Extended Care
  • IOP, PHP, and OP
  • Exhaustive therapies – one-on-one, group, and family therapies
  • Transitional Living
  • Sober Living

We understand how drastic and scary of a decision it can be to get clean. But at Beaches Recovery, we will take the stress and complication out of your recovery experience so that you can be free to devote all of your time, energy, and focus on getting stronger and regaining your independence, control, and self-confidence. During your time at our facility, you will also learn valuable life skills that will be extremely helpful when it comes to maintaining your sobriety once you leave our rehab center. Preventing future relapse is our main goal, and we can help you achieve this incredible life change.

Don’t Wait, Act Today

For help with an opiate addiction, give Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, a real chance. Successful sober living is attainable, and we are ready to help you take this first step. Contact us today by calling 866-605-0532.