WHAT ARE OPIOIDS?
Opioids are highly addictive narcotic substances commonly prescribed to treat extreme pain or after some surgery.
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WHY ARE OPIOIDS DANGEROUS?
Like any drug, our bodies begin to build a tolerance for opioids over time, meaning we have to take more to get the same effect. People taking opioids for chronic pain are especially at risk because their tolerance for the drug continues to grow even after the maximum prescribed dose has been reached.Drug tolerance may lead to a physical dependency, drug addiction, abuse, and potentially overdose.
Drug tolerance builds because the more it is exposed to opioids, the less responsive it becomes.The brain also stops the body from producing natural endorphins, making individuals more susceptible to pain and depression.When someone stops using opioids, their brain needs time to repair, possibly putting them through intense withdrawal symptoms, such as shaking, vomiting, and anxiety.
PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS VS. HEROIN
The molecular composition of prescription opioids is almost identical to that of heroin. In fact, up to 80% of heroin users reportedly started out using prescription opioids before switching over to heroin.
DON'T TAKE THE RISK
THERE ARE SAFER TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE WITH FEWER SIDE EFFECTS.
SAFELY MANAGE YOUR PAIN
- PHYSICAL THERAPY
- MASSAGE THERAPY
- MEDICATION FOR DEPRESSION OR SEIZURES
- INTERVENTIONAL THERAPIES (INJECTIONS)