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long term effects of opioids

5 Long-Term Effects of Opioids

Opioids are dangerous, addictive drugs. When used as a treatment for acute or chronic pain, they can work very well, but many people struggle to stop using them because of their highly risky addictive qualities. Continuing to do so over the long term puts you at risk for various complications. The extensiveness of the long-term…

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Dangers of Doctor Shopping

Doctor shopping is trying to get more prescriptions, such as for opioids, from multiple doctors. This process is unsafe and can result in numerous health complications. It may also indicate you need opioid addiction treatment to help you stop your addictive behaviors. At Symetria Recovery, our opioid addiction treatment program has been an effective tool…

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Benefits of Outpatient Rehab

Drug and alcohol addiction requires comprehensive counseling and support to enable full healing. While some people may benefit from an in-person treatment program, many others thrive with outpatient rehab. In some situations, outpatient addiction treatment is critical to a person’s long-term recovery because it enables them to remain at home surrounded by family and their…

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Common Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin dependence is a complex mental health disorder. It occurs when a person’s body and brain become reliant on heroin to function normally. Taking that away creates intense symptoms. Heroin addiction treatment can help a person overcome their dependence and reclaim their health. The heroin addiction treatment program at Symetria Recovery is designed with the…

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Sober Activities to Enjoy This Summer

At Symetria Recovery, our outpatient only care includes medication therapy, talk therapy, and aftercare support. If you live in Texas or Illinois, you could benefit from our effective alcohol treatment programs. However, after your initial recovery program, you may still need continuing care to help you complete your transition to sober living. At Symetria Recovery,…

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How Does Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work?

If you have been thinking about getting help for substance use disorder, you are probably curious about how it may be treated. One of the major healing components is therapy, with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) being one of the most commonly used forms for opioid addiction treatment. If addiction interferes with your quality of life, it…