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What Is Suboxone? How Does it Work?

Opioid addiction is especially dangerous because of the potential for overdose and even death. Millions of people across the country suffer from opioid addiction, as it is often nearly impossible to overcome this type of addiction without professional addiction treatment. Usually, an opioid addiction treatment program involves medications, such as Suboxone, to help ease painful…

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How Long Does Opioid Withdrawal Last?

When someone has an opioid addiction and tries to quit, they often experience painful withdrawal symptoms. Sometimes, these withdrawal symptoms cause so much pain that people resume using opioids just to ease the symptoms. For most people, it is nearly impossible to stop abusing opioids without the help of professional addiction specialists. If you or…

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Most Common Signs of Painkiller Abuse

Painkillers, such as opioids, work to provide relief to people struggling with acute or chronic pain. Those experiencing this level of pain often find themselves unable to go even a day without taking medications. In some cases, dependence and addiction drive their use of painkillers. When the signs of painkiller abuse are present, it’s critical…

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How Does Suboxone Work?

Opioid addiction and overdose claim the lives of thousands of people each year. Medications are one of the tools available to help stop the dependency that often fuels that addiction. One type of medication-assisted treatment is called Suboxone. How does Suboxone work to help a person stop using these drugs? At Symetria Recovery, we consistently…

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Recognize the Symptoms of Opioid Abuse

Are you worried that someone you love may be misusing opioid drugs? Opioids are powerful painkillers given legally by prescription. However, they carry a high risk of addiction. If someone takes opioids over a long period of time, they may come dependent upon them. For this reason, if you know someone who uses opioids in…

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The Dangers of a Morphine Addiction

Morphine is a powerful opioid painkiller used to treat moderate to severe pain. Doctors sometimes prescribe morphine for post-operative pain or to alleviate the pain associated with cancer. As a prescription, it’s sometimes called Roxanol or Avinza, though there are other brand names, too. While morphine does a superior job of blocking your pain, it…

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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…