Opiate addiction has become an epidemic in the US over the past few years. Opiates are prescribed by doctors as painkillers and they also induce a feeling of euphoria which makes it a drug of choice for abuse.
When taken in doses more than the one prescribed, Opiates have dire effects on one’s body. There are three types of opiates:
Opiates when used for a long duration, may easily lead to addiction even if it is used as prescribed. Individuals who have been using opiates for a long time develop tolerance, meaning the same amount of drug will not have the same effect as it did in the beginning. This triggers the cycle of addiction and people start looking for ways to get the drug in larger quantities than prescribed to satisfy their need.
Some of the symptoms manifested during opiate addiction are as follows:
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When one goes through opiate withdrawal, the symptoms may be similar to a flu. The withdrawal symptoms also include several psychological effects along with physical ones. Opiate withdrawal is one of the most painful ones out of any type of drug withdrawal.
Since opiates act as high power painkillers, once the usage is stopped, the pain returns creating severe pain.
Some of the primary symptoms of Opiate withdrawal are: