Addiction Treatment Center in Chattanooga, TN

Addiction Treatment Center in Chattanooga, TN

Welcome to Restoration Recovery addiction treatment center. Restoration Recovery is here to assist you and walk with you through the process. There are many treatment options to choose from. At Restoration Recovery in Chattanooga, TN, we have the resources and skills to assist you in your opioid addiction recovery needs. We aim to help you Recover from addictions and Restore your health. We are located at 6141 Shallowford Rd #100, Chattanooga, TN 37421Call us today for more information.

Opioid use disorder affects the lives of millions of Americans. This disorder can be debilitating, and can negatively impact many other areas of people’s lives. Opioid use disorder can often escalate to an opioid dependency. If you or someone you love is struggling with opioid use disorder, call us today to speak with a specialist.

What is opioid use disorder?

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  • Low blood pressure
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What is opioid use disorder?

  • Trouble breathing
  • Low blood pressure
  • A low heart rate
  • A coma
  • Death

Some people develop problems with opioids after they get a prescription from a doctor. Others buy these drugs illegally. A large number of people with this disorder, and often their families, feel embarrassed or ashamed. Don’t allow these feelings to stand in the way of getting treatment. Remember that this disorder can happen to anyone who uses opioids, regardless of the reason.

Is opioid use disorder the same as addiction?

Opioid use disorder is a chronic lifelong disorder, which can lead to addiction. You may have opioid use disorder if at least two of the following occur within a 12-month period:

  • Taking larger amounts of the drug over a longer period than intended.
  • Have made unsuccessful efforts to cut down or regulate opioid use.
  • Spending a large amount of time acquiring, using or recovering from the effects of opioids.
  • Experiencing cravings or strong desires to use opioids.
  • Problems fulfilling obligations in your personal and professional life.
  • Continuing opioid use despite having recurring social or interpersonal problems.
  • Reducing or giving up activities because of opioid use.
  • Using opioids in physically hazardous situations.
  • Continuing opioid use despite ongoing physical or psychological problems, created or exacerbated by opioid use.
  • Tolerance, the need for increased amounts to achieve the desired effects of the substance.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms or taking opioids to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms.

While opioid use disorder is similar to other substance use disorders, it has several unique features. Opioids can lead to physical dependence within a relatively short time, as little as 4-8 weeks. In chronic users, the abrupt cessation of opioid use can lead to severe symptoms, including chills, shakes, generalized pain, diarrhea, cramps, dilated pupils, restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and very intense cravings. Due to the severity of these symptoms, it creates significant motivation to continue using opioids to prevent withdrawal.

As with other addictions, both genetic factors and environmental factors, such as ease of access and a family history of abuse, contribute to the risk of opioid use disorder. Access to prescription opioids and to heroin have contributed to the current opioid epidemic.

Who is at risk for opioid use disorder?

Types of medication misuse and abuse occur in patients and non-patients for various reasons that include the following:

  • Misunderstanding between the patient and provider
  • Unauthorized self-medication of pain, mood, or sleep problems
  • Desire to avoid symptoms of withdrawal syndrome
  • Desire for euphoria or other psychoactive rewards
  • Compulsive use due to addiction
  • Illegal diversion for the financial gain

Before treating chronic pain with opioid therapy, a clinician should assess patients for risk of an OUD to set the appropriate level of clinical monitoring. Some of the risk factors for behaviors that might indicate an OUD include the following:

  • Nonfunctional status due to pain
  • Exaggeration of pain
  • Unclear etiology for pain
  • Young age
  • Smoking
  • Poor social support
  • Personal history of substance abuse
  • Family history of substance abuse
  • Psychological stress
  • Psychological trauma
  • Psychological disease
  • Psychotropic substance use
  • Focus on opioids
  • Preadolescent sexual abuse
  • History of legal problems
  • History of substance-abuse treatment
  • Craving for prescription drugs
  • Mood swings
  • Childhood adversity

In addition, mental and emotional pain from histories of childhood or adult trauma, despair within economically depressed communities, binge use and thrill-seeking behavior, and social environments that encouraged illicit substance use—all these factors and more—potentially contribute to adverse outcomes and therapeutic failure with opioid therapy.

If you or someone you love is struggling with opioid use disorder, or you suspect they are, contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointmentcall us or visit us online!

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