Opioid Addiction is a medical condition where there is an excessive use of opioids like codeine, morphine, opium, oxycodone, hydrocodone and heroin. Addiction to prescription painkillers is also an opioid addiction; Opiates are legitimately used for treating pain. When used for pain relief, many people develop tolerance, meaning they need more and more to get the same effect. Some people go on to develop an addiction to opiates. They begin to obsessively think about getting more opiates and in some cases engage in illegal activities such as double doctoring.
Common opioid drugs include methadone, morphine, heroin, codeine. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if a person is just very high, or experiencing an overdose. The following will present some information on how to tell the difference. If you’re having a hard time telling the difference, it is best to treat the situation like an overdose.
Symptoms of opioid over dose are face is very pale or clammy, Breathing is very slow and shallow, erratic, or has stopped, Awake, but unable to talk, Vomiting, Unresponsive to outside stimulus. Opioid dependence is a complex health condition that often requires long-term treatment and care. The treatment of opioid dependence is important to reduce its health and social consequences and to improve the well-being and social functioning of people affected.