Opiates (Prescription and Illegal)
Opiates cover a huge variety of drugs, ranging from legal drugs such as fentanyl, codeine, and morphine to illegal drugs such as heroin and opium. Any long-term use puts you at risk of addiction, even if the substance is used as prescribed. Many people who use opiates can develop a tolerance to them. The same amount of the drug no longer has the same effect as it once did. When this occurs, people routinely take more and more of the substance to elicit the desired response. This dangerous ever-increasing dosing places one at great risk for overdose and death.
Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is a serious and chronic disease that gets worse over time without treatment. Alcoholics struggle to control their drinking and often binge on alcohol. They are constantly preoccupied with getting a drink. They keep drinking in spite of legal, financial, personal and health problems caused by alcohol. Often times developing the habit of hiding the addiction from friends and family. Abusing alcohol is a serious problem because it can cause serious health problems and can lead to alcoholism if the behaviors continue and escalate. Not to metion the deadly affects it can have while driving.
Nicotine is addictive. An average cigarette yields about 2 mg of absorbed nicotine, the substance acts as a stimulant in mammals, while high amounts can be harmful. This stimulant effect is a contributing factor to the addictive properties of tobacco smoking. Smoking leads to cancer of the nose, mouth, larynx (voice box), trachea, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, cervix, bone marrow and blood. It weakens your heart, putting you twice at risk of suffering from a heart attack and stroke. The most harmful effect is it causes all these same harmful effects to those around you putting their lives at risk. Studies have shown that children and adults who got lung cancer or throat cancer who had no history of smoking or family history of these types of cancers were all exposed to a parent or family member who smoked during their childhood over a long period of time.
A food addiction is a behavioral addiction that is characterized by the compulsive over-consumption of high fat or sugary foods – the two types which markedly activate the reward system in humans and other animals – despite adverse consequences. Some people who overeat have a clinical disorder called binge eating disorder (BED). People with BED compulsively eat large amounts of food in a short amount of time and feel guilt or shame afterward. Overeating usually leads to ill health effects, such as obesity, and its attendant health risks, including diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
⚫ Medication Assisted Treatment
⚫ Counseling Services
⚫ Educational Support Groups
⚫ Monitoring Program
⚫ Recovery Support Services
⚫ Dietician Consultation
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