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Opiate Addiction Treatment That Works

Need some information on opiate addiction and the addiction treatment process? This article will educate you on opiate addiction, why medical detox is necessary, and what addiction treatment consists of.

Opiates and Opioids. What is the Difference?

The word opioid is used to classify the synthetic (or man-made) form of opiates. Opiates are a drug derived from the poppy flower. Both opioids and opiates are highly addictive. They depress the central nervous system which can cause a user’s heart rate and blood pressure to dramatically drop. Opiates and opioids can ultimately result in death by depressing an individual’s breathing and at the same time sedating them, making it impossible for them to wake up from oxygen deprivation.

Risk of Death Connected to Opiate Addiction

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Opiate Addiction In the Workplace: Treatment or Termination?

Opiate Addiction Treatment and the Workplace

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), over 22 million adults struggle with a substance use disorder. Alcoholism, opiate addiction, and other forms of substance abuse adversely affect the friends and family of the user. It is said that addiction is a family disease. Another group of individuals who feel the weight of addiction are the coworkers and employer of the person struggling.

According to a National Safety Council survey, only 19 percent of employers are prepared to properly deal with an employee addicted to alcohol or opioid / opiate medications. 25 percent stated that they were extremely unprepared. This is likely due to the 81 percent of employee drug policies being incomplete.

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Police Officer Recovering from Opiate Addiction is No Longer Anonymous

Police officer and person recovering from opiate addiction.
Many would assume those two titles couldn’t describe the same person, but they do.
Addiction touches all lives, regardless of career, race, economic status, age or religion.

Steve Rilling worked as a police officer for 19 years, spending 10 years in the narcotics division. Working in the narcotics division was both high risk and extremely high stress, involving undercover drug buys, engaging with informants and conducting raids on residences.

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Opiate Detox – Breaking Free From the Fear of Withdrawal

Heroin withdrawal, pain pill withdrawal, suboxone withdrawal, methadone withdrawal….

You want to break free from the deadly cycle of addiction, but the fear of opiate withdrawal during the detox period may be holding you back. Maybe you’ve already detoxed more times than you can count, and you’re afraid that the psychological and physical symptoms of opiate withdrawal will be too difficult for you to handle this time around.

You’re not alone. Almost every individual struggling with opiate addiction feels the same way. The journey out of opiate addiction is not an easy one, but it is the path you need to take to get to the other side: a life of peace, fulfillment and freedom.

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