Active opiate addiction refers to a state where an individual is actively engaging in opioid abuse or compulsive behaviors despite the negative consequences it may have on their life. It typically involves a loss of control over the use of substances (like opiates or heroin) or behaviors (such as gambling, gaming, or shopping), leading to harmful effects on physical health, mental well-being, relationships, and overall functioning.
Some common signs of active opiate / opioid addiction include:
Compulsive behavior: Continuously engaging in the addictive behavior despite wanting to stop or experiencing negative consequences.
Increased tolerance: Needing more of the substance or behavior to achieve the desired effect.
Opiate Withdrawal symptoms: Experiencing physical or psychological symptoms when attempting to stop or cut down on the substance or behavior.
Neglecting responsibilities: Prioritizing the addiction over work, relationships, or other important obligations.
Failed attempts to quit: Repeated unsuccessful efforts to control or stop the addictive behavior.
Continued use despite harm: Persisting in the behavior even when it causes physical, emotional, or social harm.
Substance Abuse Treatment for active opiate addiction often involves a combination of therapies, counseling, support groups, and sometimes medication, depending on the specific addiction and individual needs. Seeking professional help and support from healthcare providers, counselors, or support groups is crucial for managing and overcoming active opioid addiction. For more information about Medication-Assisted treatment options or Medical Cannabis prescriptions for sleeping issues, anxiety and pain relief, please contact our Suboxone Doctor Today! 443-559-8354