You’ve probably heard of the opioid epidemic. It is the growing national concern that people in the United States are becoming addicted to and overdosing on opioid pain pills prescribed by doctors as part of a treatment program.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse found that in 2018, 128 people in the U.S. died of opioid misuse every day.
This shocking statistic should open everyone’s eyes to the realities of the opioid epidemic. If you use opioid painkillers or know someone who does, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of opioid addiction so you have an idea of when you or someone you care about needs help.
Recovery is possible. If you suspect you or someone you know has an opioid addiction, please contact a treatment center for help.
What are the symptoms of opioid addiction?
If you use opioids, whether prescription or not, you are vulnerable to addiction after frequent use or abuse.
The symptoms of opioid addiction can include:
- Muscle aches
- Lack of sleep
- Mood shifts
- Making poor decisions in order to use or acquire opioids
- Spending a significant amount of money or savings on acquiring opioids
- Neglecting work, school, family and other responsibilities
There is a lasting stigma that opioids prescribed legally by a doctor are less harmful than opioids acquired illegally on the street, but ultimately the effects of any kind of opioid abuse are harmful. Different kinds of opioids can affect an individual in a variety of ways, but ultimately all opioid abuse can be detrimental to one’s life.
Either way, if you are misusing opioids or suspect you are suffering from addiction from opioids, you can visit a treatment center to find hope for a brighter future.
Take your first step to recovery at Tulip Hill Recovery
At Tulip Hill Recovery, we work closely with clients to help them through a personally tailored treatment program to recover from opioid addiction in a safe manner. We take a holistic approach to treating the addiction itself as well as helping you build healthy coping mechanisms for any co-occurring mental health issues that might be fueling your use.
Are you ready to talk to someone about treatment for opioid addiction and building a better future for yourself? Please contact us online or call us at 877-845-8192 to get in touch with our team and start your recovery journey.