While any chemical addiction or dependency can be extremely difficult to overcome without help, Opiate Use Disorder brings with it an even greater degree of difficulty due to the effects of continued use on your brain chemistry. Individuals who have used opiates for an extended period of time have unknowingly trained their brains to not only expect but rely upon the presence of the chemicals just to make them feel normal. Feeling normal does not just mean feeling euphoric but can mean feeling well enough to perform even basic tasks and functions in life.
Without the opiates, individuals may experience terrible withdrawal including physical symptoms such as aches, pains, chills, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, cramps as well as psychological symptoms such as extreme anxiety and depression. These are just the tip of the iceberg of symptoms an individual would experience without some assistance.
At AIM Behavioral Health, we understand that people sometimes need help with overcoming addictions. For this reason, we offer many types of services that are aimed at relieving some of the pressure of beating an addiction.