Opiate’s Are Getting Dangerous And Addiction Is Escalating
There are many reasons that you may want to chose to go into an addiction recovery center. Each and every one of these reasons are good. Whatever the cause is that makes you want to live substance free is a good cause.
However, if you are still trying to convince yourself to enter drug rehab, there is very important information you should know. The opiate crisis is escalating, and people have begun to overdose in very large numbers. If you are struggling with an opiate addiction, this is information you must know.
The Problem With Tolerance
When you use opiate based drugs like Oxycontin or Oxycodone, your brain physically changes. The “feel good” hormone is released in large amounts and the brain and body quickly becomes addicted to this feeling. Sadly, over time it takes more and more of this medication to achieve the same level of “feel good” because the body can easily build up a tolerance to the medication.
Soon, the person with the addiction is turning to different delivery methods of the medication so that they can get the high faster. They crush it up and snort the medication or liquify it and inject it. This makes the drug act faster and the feel good hormones are released quicker.
Tolerance occurs again.
Once your body becomes tolerant of the medication again, even with these new and dangerous delivery methods, you will need to increase the potency somehow. It is the only way to get the high. This is when people start mixing the drugs for a better buzz. Sadly, many people have been turning to Fentanyl to help increase the potency of their drugs, and this is leading to quick overdoses and death.
Fentanyl is one of the most powerful sedatives in the world and is the fastest acting drug. When taken in excess by itself, or mixed with other drugs, it is the leading cause for opiate based overdose. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has now stated that overdose due to opiate use with fentanyl is now the leading cause of death among people with addictions.
That is scary.
You Do Not Have To Let It Go That Far
You do not have to allow your addiction to opiates escalate to the point where you place yourself at an even higher risk for overdose. Of course, there is always that risk when using opiates, but it significantly increases as the addiction takes hold of your life.
There is hope.
You can break that addiction and you can avoid the issues surrounding tolerance and escalating addiction to opiates. Drug rehabilitation is the answer. You can enter into a program at a rehabilitation center that addresses your addiction and how you reached this point in your life. Rehab will also show you how to break that addiction and move forward into recovery.
Many people who are facing an addiction are afraid to enter into an addiction recovery center. They have misconceptions about rehabilitation centers from movies they have seen or urban legends from the past. However, addiction recovery centers are not like that at all. These centers offer a caring and compassionate environment where you can discover everything that lead to your addiction so that you can break the hold that this drug has on your life.
With the help of a substance abuse counselor you will break the physical, mental and emotional addiction to the drug and move forward to learn how to live a drug-free life. It can be done.
Drug rehab centers are now designed to address the addiction in a way that addresses every area of the addiction, not just the physical dependency on the drug. And that is why they are so successful.
You do not have to live in a world where you have to keep taking more drugs to meet the physical demands of your addiction. You do not have to live in a world where you start making risky decisions and taking risky actions so that you can get high faster. You do not have to live in a world where your addiction has escalated to a point where you are mixing your drugs for the best high and placing yourself at risk for imminent overdose.
You can overcome your addiction and enter into a life of recovery. You can learn to live without your addiction and achieve those things that are most important to you. All it takes is the willingness to enter into a substance recovery center and allow them to show you the way into recovery.