Opioid Dependence

Seeking out help and treatment for opioid dependency is the first step in starting a journey to recovery. Addiction and substance abuse are problems that affect a large number of people in the United States and all over the world. Opioid dependence can develop in anyone who takes opioids either legally with a prescription or illegally. An opioid overdose is serious and may result in death. If you or someone you love is struggling with an opioid dependency please seek help immediately by contacting a local recovery center or calling the SAMSHA national treatment referral and information hotline at 1-800-662-4357. The SAMSHA hotline is available 24 hours, 365 days of the year.


Signs of Opioid Dependence and Addiction

There are many physical and mental/behavioral symptoms associated with opioid dependency and can vary from person to person. The physical signs consist of nausea/vomiting, drowsiness, shaking, sweating, poor coordination, shallow breathing, and constipation. There are quite a few mental and behavioral signs that can be caused by opioid dependence. Including irritability, loss of motivation, depression, anxiety attacks, radical mood swings, distancing themselves from family and friends, making poor decisions, and more. Because many people show different combinations of symptoms at varying severities, it can be tough to determine whether or not someone you know is struggling with addiction. If you suspect that someone you care about is showing signs of opioid dependence, reach out to them, and seek help immediately. A strong social support system filled with friends and family can help immensely during a person’s journey of recovery.


Treatment for Opioid Dependance at AIM Recovery in Novi, MI

If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid dependence, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. AIM Recovery’s mission is to provide high-quality, individualized care to patients with substance use disorders (SUD) to help them return to a level of performance experienced prior to their development of a SUD. We are a CARF certified facility and our staff works with patients, their families, and support teams by employing the latest evidence-based practices into personalized treatment plans. If you are looking for an opioid addiction treatment center near Novi, MI, contact us online or call us at (734) 412-8800 immediately so we can help you start your journey of recovery.



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