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Opiate abuse means that a person is taking Opiates in order to get high, or attain a euphoric feeling. This can happen with only a relatively low dose of Opiates, especially at first. Then, as time goes on, the person needs higher and higher doses of Opiates to achieve the desired affect. This is called Tolerance.

Once a person is tolerant to Opiates, and is taking a high dose; the person will likely experience withdrawal symptoms if he or she abruptly discontinues taking more Opiates. The withdrawal symptoms from Opiates can be quite severe. Many say it feels like having the Flu.

Of course, having to take Opiates every day in order to avoid becoming sick, is essentially a type of suffering. Having to constantly count and keep track of pills to avoid running out, is a type of suffering as well.

The best way to alleviate the suffering from Opiate abuse is to seek treatment. Once in treatment, the suffering can finally cease.

It is not uncommon for a person to worry that the treatment will not work for them. Studies have consistently demonstrated that medication assisted treatment with buprenorphine (Suboxone) is a highly effective treatment for most people trying to get off Opiates. Patients on Suboxone say that hey finally feel like they have their lives back. They say, they feel like their old selves, before they ever developed an addiction to Opiates.

If you have a drug problem, or you know someone that does; help is available. Since 2005, The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi has been the regions premier outpatient clinic for drug and alcohol problems. Call for more information at 601-261-9101, or find them on the web at: You can also follow them on Twitter for latest news and update! There’s Still Hope!

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