Opiates — commonly called opioids — are some of the most addictive
substances and narcotics in the world. Millions of Americans struggle
with opiate addiction after receiving a
prescription for a painkiller following major surgery, or due to a chronic condition.
About just as many people are addicted to illegal opioids, obtained either
by abusing prescriptions or from street-level dealers. No matter the source
of the opiate, it is important to realize there is a way out of the addictive cycle.
Come to Blueprints for Recovery, the leading name in
drug addiction treatments in Prescott, Arizona. Our center is dedicated entirely to treating young
men aged between 18 and 30, which has allowed us to refine and focus our
therapies for maximum effectiveness. With your strength and our guidance, you
can kick your opioid addiction before it causes more harm.
Contact us today to learn more about all the ways we can help you fight drug addiction.
Extreme Dangers of Opioid Use
Opiates are primarily painkillers that help people overcome or ignore sharp
pains associated with surgeries or serious injuries, like bone breaks.
The immediate effect of taking an opiate is usually a noticeable pain
reduction accompanied by a general lack of other sensations. However,
consistent opiate use can lead to various health conditions, many of which
can be life-threatening.
An opiate addict may experience:
- Chronic aches despite the opioid use
- Collapsed veins
- Permanent drowse or sedation
- Heart congestion and failure
- Constipation and indigestion
- Liver failure
- Slowed respiratory behavior
- Weakened immune system
Opiates do not require extended use to be dangerous, however. In recent
years, illegal opiates have been laced with
fentanyl, a manufactured painkiller that is significantly more potent than prescription
opioids. For most adults, it takes less than 5 milligrams of fentanyl
to trigger a fatal overdose.
Three-Phase Approach to Keep You On Track
With your health and well-being jeopardized by opiate addiction, it is
crucial that you act fast to kick the dangerous habit. At Blueprints for
Recovery, we use a
three-phase approach to recovery that makes it simpler for our patients to keep their eyes
on the end goal of recovery and sobriety.
The three steps of our recovery plans are:
- Residential phase that lets a patient temporarily live at our center for
- Transitional living that encourages establishing part-time education or
employment to find independence again.
- Independent living that relies on healthy relationships with friends, family
members, and private therapists.
Call (888) 744-9969 to connect with our Arizona drug rehab center.
Your recovery can start today!