Opiates

Opiate abuse has become an epidemic in the United States with over 2 million people struggling with addiction. In 2017 alone, over 70,000 people died of an overdose from opiates. One of the reasons why it poses such a danger is because many people may not even realize they are addicted. That is...until they try to stop.

Withdrawals from opiates can be brutal, with symptoms ranging from a bad flu to seizures and more complicated issues. One of the main problems surrounding opiate abuse is that it is often doctor prescribed.

The following are some common opiates that are usually associated with addiction:

  • Tramadol
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Demerol
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl

If you feel you may have a problem with opiates, you are not alone. Take this brief quiz to find out if you are showing signs of opiate abuse and how you can get help today.

Opiates

  1. Do you use opiates in larger amounts or for longer amount of time than you intended?

    Yes No
  2. Do you want to cut down or stop taking opiates, but are unable to?

    Yes No
  3. Do you spend a lot of time looking for, taking, or recovering from the effects of opiates?

    Yes No
  4. Do you experience cravings, or strong desires and urges to use opiates?

    Yes No
  5. Are you unable to manage doing what you should at work, home, or school because of your opiate use?

    Yes No
  6. Do you continue to use opiates, even when it causes problems in your relationships?

    Yes No
  7. Do you give up important social, occupational, or recreational activities because of your opiate use?

    Yes No
  8. Do you tend to put yourself in physically hazardous situations when using opiates?

    Yes No
  9. Do you continue to use opiates even when you know you have a physical or psychological problem that could have been caused or made worse by the opiates?

    Yes No
  10. Do you need to use more opiates to get the same effect?

    Yes No
  11. Have you ever had opiate withdrawal symptoms, which may include depressed mood, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, runny nose or eyes, dilated pupils, sweating, diarrhea, yawning, fever, and insomnia? Or have you ever taken a medication such as Suboxone or Methadone to relieve these symptoms ?

    Yes No