What are opiates?
Opiates are the drugs that are derived from opium, the addictive substance which is produced by the opiate poppy plant. Some opiates are manufactured directly from opium, while there are a few that are synthetically manufactured. These drugs include codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, methadone and heroin. They have very strong pain relieving properties and so have been used in medical practice for 150 years to alleviate physical pain and suffering. In addition, these drugs produce euphoria-the “high”–which addicts seek to experience over and over.
With repeat dosing, opiates have less and less of the desired effect, whether that be analgesia or euphoria. The user has to increase the dose to get the same effect. Trying to get back the same effect as before is known as “chasing the high,” and usually, this is not possible. Gradually, the dependent person is pulled into a pattern of repeatly increasing the drug dose. This is known as “tolerance.” In addition, dependency means the development of withdrawal when the drug is discontinued. Opiate withdrawal consists of hot and cold chills, sweating, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and tremor. Opiate dependency means that you have developed tolerance to the drug and/or you experience withdrawal when discontinuing the drug. Our clinic in Tulsa provides Suboxone opiate addiction treatments and withdrawal treatments that are more likely to lead to a successful addiction recovery.
When a person physically dependent on opiates begins to engage in unethical and/or illegal activity to obtain opiates, they are said to be “addicted” to opiates. You are addicted to opiates when you have developed physical dependence (tolerance and withdrawal) and are engaging in addictive behavior to obtain opiates at any or all costs. An opiate addict is out of control. There is a 90% failure rate for addicts trying to stay off opiates. Our clinic is here to help people improve their health and quality of life, which is why our Suboxone opiate addiction treatments in Tulsa are more likely to successfully result in withdrawal management and addiction recovery.
Ninety percent (90%) of opiate addicts relapse within the first year of treatment. In other words, there is a 90% failure rate, even with all the different types of treatments recommended by health care professionals. Suboxone has changed this. Come to our opiate withdrawal and addiction treatment center in Tulsa for Suboxone today.