Opioids include a wide array of substances, such as morphine, heroin, codeine, and oxycodone. These can be obtained legally, with a prescription, or purchased illegally. Prescribed opioids and black-market substances, like heroin, both contribute to the opioid epidemic that is currently impacting the United States. In 2015, there were 33,000 deaths in the United States from opioid overdose. Of these, 15,000 deaths were from prescription opioids and 13,000 were from heroin. If you or a loved one suffers from opiate addiction, give The View a call at (877) 310-4343 to get help now.
Opiate addiction varies by age and gender. According to research done by the CDC, men have a higher risk for addiction than women. Men also account for more opioid overdoses than women, but this gap is closing. Women are more likely to be prescribed opiate painkillers, receive higher doses, and use them for a longer period of time.
Signs of opiate addiction can include drug seeking behavior, cravings, increased use over time, development of tolerance, and medical complications (like HIV or hepatitis). Effects of opiates include decreased perception of pain, euphoria, tiredness, development of tolerance, and other issues. Someone with an addiction might have multiple prescriptions from different healthcare providers, a practice known as doctor-shopping.
Withdrawal symptoms for opiates can be extremely unpleasant and painful. Withdrawal typically starts within 12 hours of the last dose. Early symptoms of opiate withdrawal include anxiety, muscle aches, fatigue, and lack of motivation. As withdrawal peaks, symptoms intensify to include severe cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Opiate Addiction Treatment at The View
The View is a luxury detox and rehab facility located in Los Angeles, CA. Our luxury facilities, world-class staff, and programs let clients recover in a safe and comfortable environment. During the medical intake, clients get access to medication to help them deal with their withdrawal symptoms. Around-the-clock care from a nurse helps clients throughout the detoxification process. Clients can also participate in individual therapy, group psychotherapy, and stress reduction groups.
Additional services that are also available to clients include EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), CBT, and DBT.
The View's boutique 6-bed facility lets clients receive the one-on-one attention needed during the withdrawal process. If you or a loved one are looking for a safe and comfortable facility for recovery, give us a call at (877) 310-4343 to get help today.