Over the last seven years, opioid addiction has risen 500% a sobering figure that still manages to obscure the real human toll the opioid addiction epidemic has taken. Opioid addiction will likely only increase over the next decade. So the death toll will continue to rise.
If you struggle with opioid addiction, don’t allow yourself to become the next statistic. There is hope on the other side of opioid addiction. You can recover. Our revolutionary West Palm Beach program is the only one in the area to offer NAD/Brain Restoration+ opioid addiction treatment. We treat the underlying disease of addiction so you can get and stay sober, then get back to your life.
Over the last seven years, opioid addiction has risen 500%
Opioids are a large class of drugs, both legal and illegal, derived from poppy plants. In recent years, opioid addiction has spiraled out of control. About half of opioid addicts are addicted to heroin, but the research reveals a more complex picture. For most heroin addicts, the addiction begins with an addiction to prescription opioids. Thus the overuse of prescription opioids is driving this epidemic. And that means that for many people, heroin addiction begins with a prescription for medication to treat chronic pain.
Thus chronic pain is a huge risk factor for opioid addiction. So too is depression. This means that treating opioid addiction demands treatment for the underlying conditions that caused it.
Opioids are depressive drugs. This means that they slow activity in your brain and spinal cord. That’s how they stop the pain, but it also has many unintended consequences. Over time, opioid addiction can deplete motivation, cause depression, and trigger anxiety. It may also cause brain damage, organ failure, and serious relationship issues.
Eventually, opioid addiction is no longer a choice. People continue using and abusing opioids because their body goes through painful withdrawal when they stop using the drug. Withdrawal can be debilitating, and can even make you sick. In this regard, opioid addiction is a real disease that demands real treatment. Without treatment, the addiction will only get worse.
In some cases, opioid addiction causes users of prescription pills to turn to heroin. Using an illegal drug is inherently dangerous, potentially spurring catastrophic legal consequences. Intravenous use of heroin can destroy your body and even kill you. It’s also a source of HIV/AIDS and numerous other diseases. This means that there’s no better time than right now—right this moment—to stop. With opioid addiction, there might not be a tomorrow.
It can be tough to tell whether you have an opioid addiction because addiction often coincides with denial. Moreover, people who use legal opioids may mistakenly believe that legal use of drugs is perfectly safe. That’s not true, and this thinking can allow your addiction to continue festering, delaying treatment and endangering your life.
The hallmark of addiction is a dependency. So if you can’t feel normal without opioids, or if you experience withdrawal when you attempt to stop using, your body has become chemically dependent on these drugs. Some other signs of opioid addiction include:
Opioid addiction treatment begins with detox. This is the process through which your body flushes opioids from your system, allowing a clean start and breaking the cycle of dependency. Detox can be difficult, but with the right support, it is not dangerous. Once your body has detoxed, the journey is just beginning. You’ll need help to remain sober. That means addressing the underlying cause of your addiction through:
Our revolutionary West Palm Beach nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide/brain restoration plus (NAD/BR+) program is the first in the area to treat addiction at its root cause. Detox is, for most addicts, the biggest deterrent to getting sober. They can’t stand the thought of withdrawal. And even when they’re willing to try, the lies of withdrawal make getting sober feel daunting. We use a NAD intravenous drip to restore the brain to its natural state of health.
NAD is often low in addicts. Without this important coenzyme, the brain doesn’t work as well. The body’s cells can’t perform their normal chemical reactions, and neurotransmitters cannot support good mental health. By restoring NAD levels, we give the body a head start on its sprint back to good health. Doing so may even make the process of detox faster and less painful.
Addiction isn’t your fault. You didn’t ask for it. But you can ask for help. With the right treatment, sobriety is in your future. Without it, you could become another statistic. Life without opiates doesn’t have to feel impossible. Let us show you a path out of the darkness. Call us today!