Symptoms of Opioid Abuse
Each individual will have their personal journey with opioids, and these potent drugs will affect each individual in different ways. However, some of the common effects of opioid use include:
- Compromised motor skills
- “Nodding off,” or finding it difficult to stay awake at dangerous times
- Mood swings
- Increase in risky behavior
- Inconsistent sleep schedule
- Compromised diet
Opioid use also has various effects on the body, from causing dilated pupils, dry and itchy skin, sudden weight loss, and even leaving track marks on the skin at injection sites. Between the lack of a proper diet and even the avoidance of usual hygiene routines, the physical ramifications of opioid use can be challenging to overcome.
The behavioral impact of opioid addiction can also be just as devastating, with many struggling with opioid addiction channeling finances from other necessities, engaging in self-isolation practices from friends and family, stealing from loved ones, or experiencing decreased workplace performance and attendance.
Opioid abuse can affect every facet of daily life. It is paramount to take a holistic approach to treatment to effectively address how each of these effects has impacted you or your loved one.
Finding Personalized Treatment at Redpoint
The caring, trained clinicians at Redpoint are available to help you understand and address how opioids have affected your life. We know that healing from opioid addiction is a journey with innumerable personal factors at play, and we empower each client to create their own best approach to a healthy, sober life.
By providing you with several proven therapeutic options, all while supporting you with trained medical staff and dedicated clinicians, we are committed to helping you overcome opioid addiction by treating the whole self while developing personalized coping strategies and introducing you to a supportive community of peers. Recovery is always possible, and Redpoint is ready to help you take your first step today.