Understand Painkiller Addiction Before You Regret It

May 16, 18 Understand Painkiller Addiction Before You Regret It

Most everyone with a substance abuse problem, regrets they have such a problem. It’s not fun being a drug addict. No one wakes up one morning and decides they are going to get addicted to drugs. Yet, it does happen, and way too often.

As far as Opiate Painkiller medication is concerned, one can develop a dependency while using daily for a period of time as brief as one month. That’s right, if a person takes strong Opiates every day for one month; if the person tries to stop using; he or she will likely experience withdrawal symptoms.

Opiate withdrawal symptoms are difficult to ignore, which is why the person usually starts back using Opiates again. Withdrawal symptoms from Opiates include sweating, hot and cold flashes, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, tremors, achy muscles and bones, irritability and restlessness and watery eyes/runny nose. A person in Opiate withdrawal will say they feel like they have a very bad Flu.

So, the trick is to avoid every ending up in such a situation. Opiates can be EVIL, and they will suck you in until you become dependent. Taking Opiates for as little time as possible and only for pain not relieved by other pain killers like Tylenol or Ibuprofen; will decrease the risk of becoming dependent on Opiates in the future. If you do not need to take Opiates on a daily basis; don’t!

If you or someone you know is having a problem with Opiates and needs help, contact The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi at 601.261.9101. Don’t delay. Or, check out the website: www.TheDrugandAlcoholDetoxClinic.com. You can also follow them on Twitter for latest news and update! There’s Still Hope!