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Opioid Addiction Counseling

Opioid addiction occurs when a person becomes dependent on opioids, such as morphine and oxycodone, leading to a physical and psychological dependence that can result in severe side effects like respiratory depression, constipation, and slowed breathing. Recovering from opioid addiction is an ongoing and sometimes challenging process, and seeking professional help, such as opioid addiction and dependence counseling, is essential for long-term success. At Honu House Hawaii, our addiction recovery experts provide specialized opioid addiction treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique needs. We offer evidence-based therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, and wilderness therapy. These treatments, combined with opioid addiction and dependence counseling, create a comprehensive plan that equips individuals with the tools for successful recovery. In addition to these treatments, support from family, friends, and peers can be crucial for long-term recovery.

Opioid Addiction Treatment Hawaii

What are opioids and how do they work?

Opioids are a type of pain medication that are used to manage moderate to severe pain. They work by binding to receptors in the brain and spinal cord, which can produce a pain-relieving effect. However, opioids can also produce feelings of euphoria and can be highly addictive.

What are 5 common opioids?

Some common opioids include oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, fentanyl, and morphine. These drugs are often prescribed for pain management, but they can also be highly addictive and have a high risk of overdose. It’s important to use opioids only as prescribed and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

What happens when you have an opioid addiction?

When you have an opioid addiction, you may experience physical, psychological, and social consequences. These can include dependence, tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, mood swings, impaired judgment, financial problems, and strained relationships.

Overdose is also a significant risk with opioid addiction, which can be life-threatening. Seeking professional help is important if you’re struggling with addiction.

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How can we prevent opioid addiction?

There are several ways to prevent opioid addiction, including using alternative pain management methods, only taking opioids as prescribed, avoiding misuse or sharing of prescription drugs, and properly disposing of unused medication. Seeking education and awareness about the risks of opioids can also help prevent addiction, alongside considering opioid addiction and dependence counseling as part of comprehensive preventive measures.

What are the short-term and long-term effects of opioid addiction?

The short-term effects of opioid addiction can include drowsiness, confusion, slowed breathing, and constipation. Long-term effects can include physical dependence, decreased immune function, liver and brain damage, and increased risk of overdose. Opioid addiction can also have significant impacts on mental health and relationships. Seeking professional help is important for successful recovery.

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