Are you having a hard time functioning in your everyday life due to a burgeoning opioid/painkiller addiction? Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas has treatment that can help you work past your addiction to painkillers and other types of opioids, such as heroin or morphine.
An opioid is a substance that affects the way your brain produces dopamine. Opioids act on opioid receptors in the brain, spine, and intestines. 1 Your brain enjoys the free flow of dopamine that opioids trigger and therefore tells itself that it needs more. This can lead to addiction development. 2
In Nevada, there are 552.6 prescriptions of opioids per 1,000 individuals. Prescription painkillers such as hydrocodone and oxycodone are some of the most abused opioids by Americans, often via unintentionally developing a dependence on a substance your brain starts to crave. Addictions to prescription painkillers are hard to spot and easy to start, partly due to how normal these kinds of people struggling with substance abuse appear to us. They take the form of the local soccer mom who recently went to the dentist, the dad with back pain, or even your classmate who just broke his arm and received a legal prescription for an opioid.
Using injected opioids carries with it a non-insignificant risk of contracting HIV or Hepatitis C. In Nevada in 2017, 35 users of injected drugs contracted Hepatitis C along with 3,690 that contracted HIV via injection. Any use of opioids carried with it the risk of overdose as well. In 2018, there were 11 opioid-involved deaths per 100,000 individuals, totaling 372 overdose deaths. Deaths have slowly, but steadily dropped since 2011 to a lower, more stable amount. 3 Every death is just as tragic as the last.
Opioid treatment can manifest itself in a myriad of ways. Medication-assisted therapy (MAT) is an effective way to treat an opioid use disorder (OUD) 4 , most often making use of drugs like methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone to counteract the effects of opioids. Landmark ensures that any treatment we offer is evidence-based and managed properly by our fully licensed staff.
Landmark Recovery offers multiple types of therapy to augment the recovery process once the detox has been undergone. We also offer 12-step programs and family-oriented therapy so that everyone can participate in counseling together.
Give Landmark Recovery 5 a call at 725-217-9910 if you’re looking for opioid detox. We are here 24/7 for your recovery questions and needs. Our facilities are tailored to helping patients achieve lasting recovery. Don’t hesitate if you need help—call us today.
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1) Opioid receptor. (2021).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opioid_receptor
2) Landmark Recovery. (2021) Effects of Opioids On Your Body.How Opioids Affect Your Body.https://landmarkrecovery.com/effects-of-opioids-on-the-body/
3) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (23). Nevada: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms.https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/nevada-opioid-involved-deaths-related-harms
4) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020).https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prevention/treatment.html
5) Landmark Recovery.https://landmarkrecovery.com/