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Heroin & Opioid Addiction

Opioids are a class of pain-relieving drugs that work by interacting with opioid receptors in your nervous system (Brain and Spinal cord). Opioids include the illegal drug heroin, and prescription medications such as fentanyl, oxycodone, codeine, hydrocodone and morphine.

Understanding the Epidemic:

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has also been monitoring the opioid epidemic and reports:

Withdrawal Signs & Symptoms

Opioid withdrawal symptoms may range from mild to severe depending on several factors, such as; drug, dosage, dependency, length of time using a particular drug, drug combinations, underlying medical conditions, history of addiction, previous trauma and stressful or unsupportive surroundings.

Early Signs & Symptoms:

Late Signs & Symptoms:

Effects of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Opioid abuse and addiction is a serious health epidemic. If not addressed, can lead to death from overdose. Our goal is to assist patient’s suffering from substance abuse to not only understand the scope of the disease of addiction, but to recognize their full potential, free from chemical dependence.

The effects of opioid addiction can be far-reaching and devastating for all involved. Some of the most common effects from opioid abuse and addiction include:

Treatment for Heroin and Opiod Addiction

Several medical treatment options exist for heroin and opioid addiction, including both behavioral and pharmacological, also known as Medication-Assisted Treatment. Both approaches help to restore brain function and behavior. Research has shown that integrating both types of treatment is most effective for some heroin users.

ASAP Addiction Services offers:

  • Outpatient Medicated-Assisted Treatment - Treatment options Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol may be used relieve and/or reduce opioid cravings. Read more about our outpatient methadone clinic treatment plan.

  • Individual and Group Counseling - Meeting with a counselor is a mandatory part of treatment and is an essential part of you reaching your goals in recovery.
    Collaborating with counseling and clinical recommendations will help determine the type and frequency of behavioral treatment. A typical day at our addiction treatment center.

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If you or a loved one are suffering, please contact us.