Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opiate Addiction Help in Essex & London

What Are Opioids?

‘Opioids’ is a term used for substances that affect the receptors within our central nervous system, otherwise known as opioid receptors. Opioids can be naturally occurring as well as synthetic, or man-made. Surprisingly, our brain makes its own opioids in the form of endorphins, which a great deal of people experience after exercise.

There are also plant-derived opioids called ‘opiates’ which come from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant.

These opiates include:

  • Opium
  • Morphine
  • Codeine

Many will be familiar with morphine as a drug administered in hospitals to relieve pain, as well as codeine, found in many prescription drugs. Heroin is an example of a synthetic opioid that is actually included in prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Demerol and OxyContin to name a few.

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What Is Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction can occur through the use of both prescription drugs and recreational drugs. You may find yourself being prescribed an opioid drug in order to help relieve pain experienced after surgery or following a minor injury.

You may also get them to help you deal with chronic pain due to disease or a long term condition such as cancer. Prescription opioids used for pain relief are, generally speaking, very safe however misuse of these prescription drugs is where the risk lies.

By taking the drugs in a manner that isn’t advised by the drugs instructions or your medical practitioners instructions, you’re at risk of developing an addiction. This can lead to compulsive behaviour in order to seek out the drugs, regardless of the negative impact it may have on the addict’s life.

Signs & Symptoms Of An Opiate Addiction

Here are just some of the signs and symptoms associated with an Opiate addiction:

  • Socialising with different groups of people and changing/leaving friend groups
  • Spending more time alone and isolating oneself from friends/family
  • Loss of interest in old activities
  • Lack of personal care and hygiene
  • Excessive tiredness and sadness
  • Change in eating habits
  • Extreme energy and sometimes excessively fast talking
  • Nerves or grumpiness
  • Ever changing moods
  • Financial hardship
  • Struggles with relationships, work or school
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Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opiate addiction treatment is something that should be handled by a medical professional due to the nature of withdrawal symptoms that can occur. Here at Infinity Addiction Solutions, we can provide a bespoke course of treatment to suit the individual and their needs.

From inpatient treatment that provides a 24/7 residential service to outpatient treatment, we can help treat not only the addiction itself but the root of the addiction.

From detox to therapy, both individual and group therapy incorporating family and surrounding persons of importance, our treatment options are there to ensure a long and successful recovery for the patient.

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Contact Infinity Addiction Today

Do you or someone you care about suffer from an Opiate addiction? Are you looking for specialised and more importantly, professional qualified help for dealing with an opiate addiction? Then please don’t hesitate to contact us today at Infinity Addiction Solution.

We have a range of treatments that can be tailored to the patient individually to ensure a successful road to recovery. Whether you’re looking for inpatient or outpatient treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 3345541 today.

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