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What is an opioid addiction? | Opioid Addiction Treatment Services

Opioid addiction is a deep-rooted, relapsing disease of the brain that results from the prolonged effects of intense exposure to the drugs. Opioid addiction creates a compulsive, physical need for continued opioid use. As the person becomes addicted to the drug, they must continue taking it or suffer severe withdrawal symptoms. Seeking and using opioids becomes the primary purpose in the life of the addicted person. Important social, employment, and recreational activities are given up or reduced because of this intense preoccupation.

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Q: Shouldn’t people be able to “just quit?”

It is extremely difficult to overcome a drug addiction. Many have tried to “just quit,” but unfortunately, typically fail. Because of the physical effects of prolonged drug usage, the body has become chemically dependent on the very thing it should avoid. We have consistently found, and independent research proves, that by combining medication-assisted treatment with […]

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Methadone Maintenance Treatment has saved my life. I don’t know where I would be without it. I have my quality of life back. My relationship with my family has greatly improved due to this. Before methadone, my life revolved around getting high and the next fix. That, unfortunately, was what was important. I wasn’t able […]

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