Prescription opioid users will deny there is a problem, because they have a prescription, and there are no issues. However, if the family notices they are taking the drug in a way other than prescribed, this is a sign of abuse. They may also be taking someone else’s prescription medicine, and taking the drug for the euphoric effects. Our intervention team can help you determine this, and plan to organize an intervention.
Why are prescription opioids so addictive?
Everyone has active opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, which help us manage pain and feel pain and pleasure. The opioids in the drugs attached to these existing receptors, replace the naturally occurring opioids. The pain signals are blocked, the user experiences a pleasurable feeling, and wants to repeat the experience. However, what ends up occurring is the body develops a tolerance for these new opioids, along with dependency. To meet this tolerance, the dosage being consumed must increase as the dependency grows. Essentially, the body and mind will not function properly unless it has a certain amount of pharmaceutical opioids. Finally, prescription opioids create an intense euphoric effect. The first time you use them it is a pleasurable feeling that you will want to repeat. However, this feeling can never be duplicated fully, and the addict continues to use, to keep that pleasurable feeling there. Because of how addictive opioids are, professional intervention is the most successful way to help an addict.
Newman Interventions will help your family find treatment and detox prior to the intervention happening. The type of rehabilitation you select is important, because of how dangerous opioid addiction is. Medical detox is often always needed, and this is the first place the addict will go before they start drug rehab. A successful opioid intervention can only be done when the addict is not using, and when they are not going through serious withdrawal. The entire planning process is done with our intervention team. We will answer all your questions about addiction and intervention, and help your family safe the life of your loved one.