Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Abuse
How do you know when you or someone you may know needs help? Here are some things to keep on your radar.
Within the wide net of opioids, there are a few that have become notorious in the current nationwide opioid epidemic: Heroin, Fentanyl, and Carfentanil.
At Assisted Recovery, we are here to help you get clean. We offer treatments to help you or a loved one get off opiates and live a healthier life. How do you know when you or someone you may know needs help? Here are some things to keep on your radar.
First is a change in appearance. Some changes may include bloodshot or glazed eyes, dilated or constricted pupils, abrupt weight changes, bruises, and infections.
These are all visible signs that opioids may have entered the body. Some long-term effects of opioid abuse include, brain function, changes in personality, and heart organ dysfunction.
Next, are behavioral changes, things that are not easily noticed right away, but if you pay attention you can see them. Behavioral changes may include increased aggravation or irritability, changes in attitude/personality, tiredness, depression, changes in social life, changes in habits/priorities, financial problems, involvement in criminal activity
These are all signs that you or someone you may know should get help. If you notice any of these changes/symptoms, it is time to get treated before it’s too late. Here at Assisted Recovery, we help you get through this process of removing opioids from your system. It’s time to live a happier and healthier lifestyle!