What Are

Opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone (Vicodin) and codeine, and the illicit street drug heroin. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, which carries 100 times the potency level of morphine. It has become a highly abused drug with fatal consequences. Used primarily to treat post-surgical or chronic pain, opioids are extremely addictive and must be carefully prescribed and monitored.

Opioids slow down the brain’s ability to function, which causes the user to feel drowsy and have difficulty with cognitive skills. They can cause slowed breathing which can put the user at risk of coma or even death. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that as many as 29 percents of patients prescribed opioids misuse them and 4 to 6 percent transition to heroin. If you or someone you know are struggling with Opioid addiction, reach out to your Opioid Rehab Center today.

 

Statistics About

Opioid Overdoses

Every single day, 115 people are dying from an opioid-related overdose. Just as with nearly every state in the U.S., opioid overdosing in Panama City Beach, FL has become a heartbreaking and tragic trend. It is affecting communities across the nation – emotionally and financially. Children are losing parents, people are losing friends and loved ones and Emergency Management Systems are strained with skyrocketing emergency calls and expediential costs for lifesaving overdose reversal medications like naloxone. Don’t wait, if you or someone you know are struggling with Opioid addiction, call our Opioid Rehab Center today and begin your journey to a new life.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Florida deaths rates from drug overdoses has increased 137 percent and there has been a 200 percent increase in opioid overdosing deaths (including both opioid pain relievers and heroin).

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Why You Should Consider A Opioid Rehab Center

As one’s tolerance builds up to opioids such as heroin or prescription pain medications, addicts require more of that substance to achieve the same effect. It is when the user increases the dosage, that they face a tremendous risk of overdose.

Opioid overdosing may occur for various reasons:

Opioids might be combined with other unknown drugs and unknown dosages
The user may become impaired while using the drug and forget how much they have taken before injecting or taking a second dose
Relapse – after a period of abstinence, a person may return to using opioids at the same dosage they previously had been taking, which is too much for them to handle at their current tolerance.
Signs of Opioid Overdose

An overdose should never be left untreated by a medical team. If you or someone you love experiences any of the following, seek immediate emergency care:

  • Slowed breathing
  • Your body goes limp
  • Skin gets clammy and face goes pale
  • Lips and fingernails turn blue or purple
  • You begin vomiting
  • Unconsciousness/non-responsiveness

seeking professional help at our Opioid Rehab Center in Panama city beach Florida

The best way to avoid an overdose is to seek professional help like the kind we offer here at our Opioid Rehab Center. Trying to quit opioids alone is incredibly difficult, especially after extended use. The withdrawal symptoms are painful – even unbearable – often leading individuals to relapse. If you or a loved one needs help battling addiction to opioids, please contact our Opioid Rehab Center today. Our staff is ready to help with onsite detox, an individualized treatment plan, and quality care throughout your stay. We will not just focus on the addiction; we will help you understand the reasons behind the drug abuse and addiction. Through holistic programming, you will learn self-care and strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. Call today to get started.

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