What is it?
We are currently in the midst of an opioid epidemic and the number of reported addictions and deaths connected to these drugs is staggering. Over 40% of all drug-related deaths in the U.S. are attributed to opioids, with more than 100 people losing their lives each day. Opioids are prescription drugs that are typically designed to treat pain, either after surgical procedures or to aid with certain medical conditions. Some of the more common opioids are fentanyl, hydrocodone and oxycodone. Although these drugs are issued for legitimate medical purposes, they are often overused and overprescribed. As is the case with most drugs, users develop a tolerance over time and must consume more to achieve the same benefit. This is dangerous and ultimately leads to addiction and overdose, which can obviously be fatal. Others simply enjoy the feeling of euphoria and continue use long after the drugs are required for health or medical benefit.
Substance addictions we treat
There are many forms of addiction and every individual is different. At BriteLife, we understand that a traditional, templated treatment approach will not work. Regardless of your substance-abuse situation, our staff develops customized plans using various methods to provide each client with the care, knowledge and tools they need to achieve long-term sobriety. We also diagnose and treat any co-occurring mental health disorders that may be present, as this is vital for truly overcoming substance abuse.
- Prescription Drugs
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
A critical step in your recovery
There are several severe long-term side effects of prolonged or excessive opioid use, many of which are irreparable. This includes intestinal, liver and brain damage. Withdrawal symptoms not only cause physical pain and discomfort, including elevated blood pressure and severe dehydration, but also depression and suicidal thoughts. For these reasons, it is best to seek a treatment program where the detox process can be monitored to ensure safe and healthy results.
If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, please reach out to our support team at 201.464.4040. Our addiction specialists are available to provide confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.