Opium addiction is a highly could cause very serious side effects. It is an opiate (narcotic) made from the opium poppy plant. It is often smoked and can cause a sense of euphoria, wellbeing and calm. Long-term or regular use can become problematic when a tolerance develops. This means a person must take increasingly larger doses to experience the same effects they had been receiving. This can lead quickly to physical dependence and addiction. Addiction can bring severe drug cravings that don’t subside until another dose is taken or the body is detoxed. Some prescription opiates used for pain relief are synthesized from opium and can be just as addicting. These can include OxyContin, fentanyl, Lortab, Lorcet, Vicodin, Percocet and Demerol. Opiate addiction is serious and can lead to personal and financial ruin, as well as overdose and death.
What to Look For If You Suspect Someone is Suffering from Opium Addiction?
Signs of opium addiction may include preoccupying thoughts with obtaining or consuming the drug. Cravings may become uncontrollable and thoughts may become obsessive. Use of opium may become secretive and behaviors may become more risky. Opium addiction can also cause loss of appetite, weight loss, confusion, hallucinations, glazed eyes, mood swings, isolation, forgetfulness, paranoia, increased sensitivity to sounds, insomnia, loss of interest in things that had previously been of interest and neglect of responsibilities and personal hygiene. Opiate addiction can also lead to other problems including depression, mental health and legal issues and problems with relationships and careers. Some people use opium recreationally, often obtaining it illicitly in order to get high. Recreational use of opiates has become an alarming problem throughout the world. Fortunately, it can be treated professionally in a safe, quick and confidential manner.
Give Waismann Method a Few Days and You Can Be Opium-Free
Waismann Method is a leading expert in the field of opiate detox. For more than two decades we have offered the medical expertise needed to eradicate addiction once and for all. Patients are usually admitted to a private room in our hospital for 2 to 3 days, where they are checked thoroughly for any possible underlying medical issues. We provide a comprehensive medical detox that uses a combination of medications to assist patients through the opium withdrawal phase. If anesthesia assisted detox is indicated, the process happens in less than two hours while patients rest lightly under sedation. The procedure accelerates the withdrawal process and patients awaken without the conscious awareness this phase has passed. Allowing patients to essentially skip this painful and degrading phase gives us an edge and allows patients to move forward quickly with recovery. We provide the highest quality care without using opiate replacements such as Suboxone and methadone, which can also be habit-forming. Patients are monitored closely until they are ready for discharge for a few days into our Domus Retreat aftercare facility to work on possible underlying issues and regroup in a tranquil environment.
If you would like more information on what option you offer for opium addiction, please call us today at 310-205-0808