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Opiates are derived from opium found in poppy plants and seeds. These drugs, which include prescription painkillers, are used for treating moderate to severe pain. Because of their extremely calming effects, the painkillers are highly abused, which in most cases, leads to addiction. An individual struggling with a substance use disorder would want to quit but might not be able to so on their own. The only way to completely overcome the addiction to opiates is by seeking treatment from a rehab facility.
At The Holistic Sanctuary, we're a world-class center that offers comprehensive and effective treatment for opiate addiction. What sets our facility apart from other luxury treatment centers is our commitment to a holistic approach to treat opiate addiction, which has exceptionally high levels of success.
Signs of Opiate Addiction
Even if opiates are prescribed, prolonged use can still lead to abuse and addiction. It’s possible to recognize the signs of opiate addiction. The overall symptoms of abuse include:
- Lethargy or drowsiness
- Loss of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Slow pulse and shallow breathing
- Alternating between depression and euphoria
Symptoms for prescription medications may be coupled with multiple signs of abuse, such as:
- Different prescriptions from various pharmacies
- Stolen or missing pills
- Finishing pills earlier than expected
- Secrecy when it comes to medicine use
- Keenness on obtaining and using the medication
Short-Term Effects of Opiates
Opiates interfere with how your body reacts to pain, making them effective for treating pain. They also create a feeling of relaxation, drowsiness, and euphoria. Individuals who take opiates normally have small pupils. The effects of opiates last for varying amounts of time, and this will depend on the type used. Morphine, for instance, can last for 4 to 6 hours. Heroin, on the other hand, has an intense high that lasts anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes.
Long-Term Effects of Opiates
Some of the negative side-effects of opiates are nausea, abdominal bloating, and constipation. Other severe long-term effects include coma, cardiac arrest, as well as liver and brain damage. Individuals with opiate addiction are unable to stop using these drugs even if they wish to because their bodies crave for the high dopamine levels produced as a result of opiate use.
Treatment for Opiate Addiction
At the Holistic Sanctuary, we have proven and effective opiate addiction treatments. Our approach is backed by science, non-invasive, and all-natural. We believe that opiate addiction is a symptom that’s reversible. Once we identify the cause, we eradicate it to help free you from the dire consequences of the addiction. We also use our brain repair protocol to repair the brain of an opiate user.
Recover from Opiate Addiction
Every person with an opiate addiction problem has a unique story and different needs. As one of the leading luxury treatment centers in the world, we understand all this, and that’s why we’re passionate about guiding each and every one of our guests into a life free from addiction, where they can find purpose, fulfillment, and reach their potential without using drugs. If you're struggling with opiate addiction, don't wait any longer. We'll customize an effective treatment plan according to your needs. Get in touch with today on (301)-601-7805 to begin your pathway to wholeness.