Opana addiction can have devastating consequences for the patients and their loved ones. The narcotic drug is the brand name for oxymorphone which is a potent opiate meant for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Opiates including Opana can be drugs of abuse, with recreational users seeking to achieve a high. However, many people take Opana for legitimate pain and can develop a physical and/or psychological dependence with regular use. Over time, even a relatively short-term period, a tolerance can develop meaning the drug’s effects become diminished. At this point, patients should talk to their doctors about other alternatives such as switching their medication. Sadly, many decide to escalate use or misuse Opana in other ways that are dangerous. The use of narcotic painkillers can lead to tolerance, addiction, withdrawal symptoms, the need for detox and even death. It’s important to take potentially habit-forming medications exactly as prescribed to avoid these risks.
What are the Signs of Opana Addiction?
There are several tell-tale signs to look for when trying to gauge Opana addiction. Strong physical and psychological cravings for the drug are two signs. Also, a physical dependence is evident if withdrawal symptoms kick in once use is stopped suddenly. These can make patients very sick and range from flu-like symptoms to tremors, hallucinations, aches and pains. Others can include weakness, yawning, runny nose, sweating, headaches, muscle pain, twitches, irregular heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, fever and insomnia. If you feel you have lost control over your use of Opana, it’s likely time to seek professional help. Continuing use of Opana despite increasingly negative or troubling consequences can constitute abuse. Other signs include a preoccupation with obtaining and consuming the drug, escalating and chronic use and strong cravings that don’t subside unless you take the drug.
Safe, Humane and Rapid Treatment for Opana Addiction is Available
Addiction is a crippling disease in terms of health problems, mental issues, relationships, careers and legal issues. Regular, chronic use of Opana can lead to addiction. The Waismann Method of rapid detox offers safe, humane and private methods of detoxification for Opana and other opiates. Performed in an accredited hospital, patients are admitted to their private rooms and undergo extensive pre-examinations. The actual anesthesia assisted procedure ( when indicated) takes less than two hours and uses a combination of medications to cleanse the Opana from patients’ opiate receptors. This happens while they are under deep sedation administered by board-certified anesthesiologists. The withdrawal phase is accelerated and occurs while the patient is sedated. They awake opiate-free without awareness of withdrawal symptoms that occurred. Other forms of medical detoxification are available for patients that are not a candidate for rapid detox, or chooses not to be under sedation. Also, Opana detoxification methods do not use opiate substitutes such as methadone, Suboxone or Subutex to treat opiate addiction. Our Domus Retreat recovery center is also made available to guests to continue work on their recovery. This facility offers a tranquil and supportive environment where patients can regroup, relax and continue moving toward an opiate-free life.