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Opioids & Prescription Drugs

Win the Battle Over Addiction with the Help of New Hope Ranch

When your doctor prescribes you medication, it may not occur to you that the drug might present a danger to you. However, the opioid crisis in the United States has taught us otherwise. Many people suffering from injuries or chronic ailments receive a prescription for opioids, including Percocet®, codeine, Vicodin®, oxycodone and fentanyl, and because of how incredibly addictive they are, anyone can face an opioid addiction or prescription drug addiction.

If you or someone you love has an opioid addiction, you aren’t alone. In 2018, a study revealed that 10.3 million Americans aged 12 and older misused opioids. In 2016, 297 out of every 100,000 hospital patients were hospitalized for opioid-related medical issues. In Texas in 2016, there were 1,375 opioid-related deaths. In some cases, people begin taking opioids prescribed by a doctor and then turn to heroin when they can no longer get prescriptions. Opioid usage isn’t a problem for just the inner cities; it’s moved into almost every community in the country. If you suspect that you or someone you love is suffering from opioid addiction, it’s important to recognize the signs and effects.

Know the Signs and Effects of Opioid and Prescription Drug Addiction

Opioid addiction continues to make headlines, but you need to know the signs and effects of prescription drug addiction, too, which include:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Inability to maintain a healthy sleep schedule
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Inability to stop using the prescription medication
  • Stealing from friends, family and strangers
  • Inability to keep a job or maintain grades in school
  • Avoiding time spent with family and friends
  • Financial problems
  • Cravings
  • Sluggishness
  • Feelings of euphoria

Opioid or prescription drug addiction might not seem that serious because your doctor prescribed the medication. While the initial effects of taking a prescription medication are positive, the effects of taking too much can include brain damage, coma or death. If you or someone you love is struggling with opioid addiction, seek help now.

Discover Care, Compassion and Help at New Hope Ranch

If you’re unable to beat an opioid or prescription drug addiction on your own, you need to seek professional help before you put your life at risk. At New Hope Ranch, located right outside of Austin, we offer a personally designed treatment program you need to recover and resume your life before addiction.

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Call us at (512) 298-4379 or fill out the form below. A caring New Hope Ranch representative will get back to you soon. We work with most commercial insurances and TriWest. Sorry, we are not able to accept Medicaid or Medicare at this time.