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Opioids Addiction Treatment

Opioids Addiction : Treatment and Counselling

Opioids Addiction : Treatment and Counselling

Opioids Addiction : Treatment and Counselling

You may feel alone and confused as to how you could have become addicted to a Brown Sugar / Heroin. You may feel you have a defect or flaw that has turned you into a weak individual. You may be experiencing negative judgments from loved ones who simply don’t understand. You don’t have to suffer alone. At UMANG CLINIC, we are here to help you regain control of your life. We offer unconditional support and the best scientifically proven treatments for substance abuse disorders available.

Outpatient department treatment with help of Opioid Substitution Therapy is the best available option for treatment of opioid use disorders. When first considering treatment for opioid addiction, you may feel hesitant or anxious. Perhaps you worry others will learn of your problems and that you’ll never live down the stigma of addiction treatment. At UMANG CLINIC, we know that seeking treatment for addictions is the most effective option for someone initially embarking on the road to recovery, finding the courage to commit to giving up the drug. We also understand the fears and hesitations many people feel about treatment. Any health information related to you and your treatment will be held strictly confidential. We are familiar with the common concerns and can discuss these with you to help you learn how best to handle them. We are committed to helping and supporting you every step of the way.

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All About Opioids Addiction

As per the recent national survey about 28 Lakh opioid dependent users are suffering from opioid use disorder. Opioids include substances such as heroin, morphine, codeine and propoxyphene that relieve pain. Individuals with opioid substance disorders repeatedly self-administer opioid without any legitimate medical reasons or in excess of required dosage. Opioids are usually obtained illegally or from physicians by misrepresenting medical problems or taking medication from several physicians at the same time.

  • Symptoms
  • Withdrawal
  • Onset
  • Risk Factors

Opioids induce euphoria, drowsiness, slow down breathing and are analgesic. A patient with Opioid use disorder will exhibit some of the following symptoms :

  • Taking more of the drug than the doctor prescribed.
  • Crushing pills to snort, swallow, or inject them.
  • Marks on the arms, feet or necks from injecting opioids. These are called track marks, and they look like small sores clustered in the injection area.
  • Slurred speech, a sedated manner, slow movement, a slow pulse, and the inability to keep the head up, all without the presence of alcohol.
  • Complaining of pain and taking medication for it long after the pain symptoms should have subsided.

Symptoms such as excessive bodyache, yawning, muscle weakness, diarrhoea , nausea, vomiting, chills and insomnia are commonly associated with withdrawal of opioids.

Can begin at any age, but generally comes to notice in the late teens or early 20s. Increased age is linked to less use, possibly owing to early deaths and absence of symptoms post age of 40.

    Impulsivity and novelty seeking behaviours are linked to higher opiate usage. Peer usage as well as family and social environment also influences. High risk for accidental as well as intentional suicides due to intense withdrawal symptoms.

Personalized Care Plans :

  • Medications
  • Counselling / Therapy

Medications are given to manage the craving or desire to consume Opioids.

Quitting the addictive substance is the first step and the crucial beginning of a long battle against craving and relapse. Counseling is an essential part of treatment for all patients of addiction. Drug refusal skills, craving management, anger management, and problem solving skills are various skills to be imparted to the patient in counseling and help those recovering from addiction stay clean. Psychotherapy can also be used to treat the other mental health conditions that often contribute to addiction.

Why counseling is important in Addiction Treatment?

Addiction is more than a physical dependence on drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Even after detox, when physical dependence is cured, patients are at high risk for relapse. Psychological and social factors are often powerful stimuli for relapse, which include :

  • Stress, especially sudden life stresses
  • Cues in the environment, like visiting a neighborhood where the substance is easily available
  • Social networks, like spending time with friends who continue to use drugs, alcohol and tobacco

These factors can create ongoing, nearly irresistible urges to use various substances of abuse. Counseling helps patients escape craving and learn to cope with life, without falling prey to addiction. Several counseling therapies are available for addictions abuse, and no method is known to be the best. Likewise, no one approach is appropriate for everyone with addiction. At UMANG CLINIC, a personalized counseling & treatment plan will be designed to cater to each individual’s addiction problem.

Therapy Services to the Family Members

Effectiveness & Importance Of Treatment

Treatment enables people to counteract addiction's powerful disruptive effects on the brain and behavior and to regain control of their lives. In addition to stopping regular substance use, the goal of treatment is to return people to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and community.

Nearly all patients suffering from addiction problem believe at the outset that they can stop using drugs on their own, some succeed but unfortunately most relapse. The psychological and physiological dependence which the patient is habituated to requires professional treatment and guidance which increases their chances of being successful and achieve long-term abstinence.

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