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How Does Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Occur?

How Does Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Occur?

So, what happens in an individual’s chemistry when he or she takes opioids? Well, let’s start at what happens naturally. You may not realize this, but the human body produces its own natural opioids, called endorphins. Endorphins are released when a person experiences pain, excitement, love, sex, or exercise. These endorphins attach themselves to the…

Opioid Use Disorder Relapse

Opioid Use Disorder Relapse

When people are in recovery for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), it is not uncommon for them to experience a relapse. Between 40% and 60% of individuals relapse within the first year of treatment, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In fact, some may relapse several times before completing the recovery process, or even…

Coping with Insomnia During Withdrawal

Coping with Insomnia During Withdrawal

Opiate withdrawal symptoms can be unpleasant, uncomfortable, and painful. One common symptom is insomnia, which can include one or more of the following:   Difficulty falling asleep at night Waking frequently during the night Poor sleep that is chronically not restorative   If you have these symptoms of insomnia, it is important that you find…

Outpatient Care For Substance Use Recovery

Outpatient Care For Substance Use Recovery

Many people suffering from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) are reluctant to enter a recovery program because they feel it will completely disrupt their lives. They fear having to leave their jobs, their families, their responsibilities. Outpatient care provides treatment that does not put an individual’s life on hold. It’s a…