Opioid Addiction & Symptoms

Opioid Addiction & Symptoms

What is an opioid addiction?

Opioid addiction, also known as opioid use disorder (OUD), is a chronic medical condition characterized by a compulsive and uncontrollable pattern of using opioids, despite the negative consequences that result from their use. Opioids are a class of drugs that include both prescription medications, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine, as well as illegal drugs like heroin.

Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

Recognizing the symptoms of opioid addiction is the crucial initial stride in comprehending and confronting this intricate and frequently overwhelming issue. At Scottsdale Providence Recovery Center, we understand the profound physical and psychological toll of opioid addiction and its profound impact on individuals' lives and well-being. Identifying these symptoms marks the inception of our journey together toward recovery and restoration.

Here are some of the symptoms and signs of opioid addiction:

  • Increased Tolerance
  • Frequent Drug Cravings
  • Neglecting Responsibilities
  • Social Isolation
  • Mood Swings
  • Financial Problems
  • Physical Symptoms
  • Neglect of Health
  • Legal Issues
  • Overdose

Number of Opioid OD Deaths

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Seeking Help for Opioid Addiction

Recognizing the symptoms and signs of opioid addiction is the first step toward recovery. It's essential to understand that opioid addiction is a treatable condition, and help is available. Seeking professional assistance from a healthcare provider, addiction specialist, or treatment center is crucial.

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