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What is Opioid Use Disorder

Opioids, a substance found in certain prescription pain medications and illegal drugs like heroin and used medically for pain relief, have analgesic and central nervous system depressant effects.

With prolonged use, pain-relieving effects may lessen and pain can become worse. In addition, the body can develop dependence physically and psychologically.

Opioid use disorder is typically a chronic, relapsing illness, associated with significantly increased rates of morbidity and mortality.

Addiction occurs when dependence interferes with daily life. Symptoms of addiction include uncontrollable cravings and inability to control opioid use even though it’s causing harmful consequences on personal relationships or finances.

Opioid dependence causes withdrawal symptoms, which makes it difficult to stop taking them. Signs of withdrawal can begin within a few hours of the last use, or they may take days to appear. The withdrawal can last anywhere from days to weeks. Signs of withdrawals include GI Upset (diarrhea), flu-like (bone or joint aches, Rhinorrhea or tearing, yawning and gooseflesh skin), palpitation, sweating, increased pupil size (>4 mm), tremor, restlessness observation during assessment, anxiety or irritability.

The exact cause of substance use disorder is not known. A person’s genes and family history of addiction, the action of the drug, early use of marijuana or alcohol, peer pressure, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, lack of coping skills, lack of family involvement and environmental stress can all be factors.

Find Help at Forsyth Psychiatric Associates

We prescribe Suboxone, Buprenorphine, or Vivitrol can help alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal and cravings. We also provide individual and group therapy to the clients who have struggled with opioid use.