Opioid Dependency

Opioid dependency is a central nervous system disorder that develops over time with continuous opioid use - and one that can be reversed with appropriate medical treatment.

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Effects of Opioid Use

Effects of Opioid Use

Opioid dependent people often exhibit severe mood swings as well as noticeable behavior changes. The drug will present with any of the following side effects:

  • Euphoria followed by depression
  • Skewed judgement
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Restlessness
  • Slurred speech
  • Diminished coordination
  • Hyperactivity
  • Lack of concentration

Immediately after taking the drugs, addicts will usually exhibit increased body temperature, euphoria, heavy limbs, and dry mouth. The user also alternates between drowsy and wakeful states and cannot participate normally.