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What Is Opioid Addiction?

It is a familiar story in the world of opioid addiction. Someone has it all: career, family, money, a great life. Then a car accident or other trauma occurs to the body. Thankfully, the person is going to make it but to help with the pain, medications with opioids are given. These are wonderful in helping with relieving the pain as the person's body heals. However, the brain does not always understand this and wants more. And more. And more. And then, they get into opioid addiction.

The body builds up an immunity to the opioids and needs more in order to have the pain relief - they develop an opioid addiction. This is a bit underhanded, but our brain does not always play fair. Before the person knows it, he is seeing more than one doctor in the hopes that he can get more refills. This phenomenon is one of the first signs of opioid addiction.

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Not realizing anything except the fact that his pain is only helped by taking more and more opioids, the person who had everything is now risking it all for something he would have never fathomed could happen to him. This is a common story with opioid addiction. Our helpline gets calls frequently regarding this kind of addiction, and if you find it has happened to you; we are here to help. Opioid addiction is real and once a person is hooked; it is hard to get off of it on one's own. We are here to help you re-train your brain to understand that you do not need opioids, and we will help you through the withdrawal process.

The consequences of taking opioids incorrectly can lead to many health problems, not the least of which is death. The body builds up a tolerance for the drug, and it leads to higher dosage, which then leads to negative results. Call the helpline today and let us help you get off the pathway to destruction. You and your family deserve that chance.

Where can I find an Opioid Addiction Treatment?

There are several places where you can find help for opioid addiction in Canada, these include counseling and drug rehab centers. There are different settings such as residential, outpatient, etc. Is a detox needed? One of our counselors can do an assessment and give you the best opioid addiction option for you or someone you love. Let us help you.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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