How does opiate addiction occur?
Opioid usually for medical use or even short term — more often than not leads to addiction and, worst, overdose. Let’s see how short-term pain relief may lead to life-threatening conditions.
Opiate addiction doesn’t choose, anyone who takes opioids can be at risk of having an addiction. The personal history or the length of time you are into opioids can have vital effects. However, it is impossible to predict who is more vulnerable to eventually being drug dependent.
Addiction is considered if you are in a condition where you feel something pleasurable and feels like it’s something you cannot live without. Medically, drug addiction is defined if you have an irresistible craving for drugs. Symptoms of being out of control and compulsive use of drugs, even in harmful consequences is a major sign of addiction. Opioids or opiates are highly addictive drugs because it activates a powerful reward center in your brain.
Opioid triggers the release of endorphins which is your brains good feeling neurotransmitters. Endorphins confuse your perception of pain and heightened the feelings of pleasure. Thus creates a temporary but really powerful sense of well-being. By the time the opioid dose wears off, you will look for that good feeling again as soon as possible. A milestone on the scary path of being addicted or drug dependent.
Through the eyes of someone with opiate addiction
Sourced from: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324438
“So, my mom and I would visit the local family practitioner’s office what felt like weekly. The doctor would write me a prescription for an antibiotic and opiates, and then send us on our way. Essentially, we were treating the symptoms but never addressing the cause”
The only options he offered me were reoccurring surgical procedures (requiring anesthesia and more opiates) and medication (which would only be 50 per cent effective and come with a 50 percent chance of hair loss).
The answer seemed fairly obvious to me, and I’ll never forget the doctor’s reassuring nod as he explained just how painful the condition was. He prescribed me oxycodone and then sent me home. He gave no warning or further instruction, only scheduling a follow-up appointment.
I started visiting my specialist multiple times per month. I vividly remember him telling me, “Now don’t get hooked on these sweetheart” — but it was already too late.
As time passed and my personal situation changed, my addiction remained. There were some mornings I’d wake up and take my morning dose before I’d kiss my son. I lied, cheated, manipulated, and sought to remove any person, place, or object that stood in the way of my beloved opiates.
There is hope for people who are trying to overcome addiction, especially opiate addiction. NAD+ brain restoration therapy is a game-changer. The withdrawal symptoms and patient cravings for the abused substance are often impediments to sobriety. NAD+ helps to minimize withdrawals from addictive substances and restore brain function so you can focus on your recovery and reaching optimal health.
Check out this interview with Jimmy who came to the NAD Treatment Center to take his best first step to recover opiate addiction.
About NAD Treatment Center
Located in San Diego, NAD Treatment Center is a clinic that specializes in natural detoxification from chemical dependence through brain restoration therapy using intravenous NAD⁺. We offer the first step for recovery to those suffering from opiate addiction and addiction, alcohol, amphetamines, and other substances. Using NAD⁺ in combination with the latest technology and alternative therapies, we customize recovery programs for each individual. Our treatment program is unique because we minimize the amount of medication people have to take and restore their brain on a cellular level. For additional information, call (844) 623-7587 or visit us online at NADTreatmentCenter.com.