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The Cost of Opium Addiction vs. the Cost of Rehab

The cost of opium addiction vs. the cost of rehabAs with most forms of addiction, an addiction to opium will be financially costly. Opium is also known by the following names:

  • Tar
  • Hop
  • Midnight oil
  • Dope
  • Big O

The Price of Opium Addiction

While the cost for a gram of opium varies widely, it is such an addictive substance that whatever the local price might be, the amount you will spend to obtain it will only increase as your tolerance increases. In the early stages of addiction, you may spend $30-$40 for each hit, but as your physical tolerance increases, you will need more and more of the drug each time. Because addiction, by definition, means you have an uncontrollable desire to use opium on a regular basis, the amount of money you spend will only increase, spiraling costs higher and higher, day after day. Your supplier, of course, is only going to be interested in making as much money as possible.

You find yourself spending money to treat or to hide the frequent headaches, persistent cough and chronically runny nose that can be symptoms of addiction. Opium addiction will lead to the following changes:

  • Forgetfulness
  • Confusion
  • Mood swings
  • Isolation
  • Anxiety
  • Sleepless nights

These side effects may cause you to do poorly in school or at work, quite possibly leading to loss of job, loss of your home and financial ruin.

The Affordability of Opium Rehabilitation

In contrast, while rehab costs can be significant, they will not spiral upward. The one-time expense of rehab can end forever the weekly or daily expense of maintaining the opium habit. Many insurance companies will cover some if not all of the cost of rehab. Many rehab organizations are not-for-profit and are run by people who are motivated not by greed but by a genuine desire to help you recover and reclaim a normal life.

Opium Addiction Help

The cost of opium addiction, which will only increase over time, far outweighs the cost of rehab. Though rehab might seem expensive, it will be the best bargain of your life when it frees you from the spiraling costs of addiction. If you want to know more about treatment that can end opium addiction and lead you out of financial ruin, call our toll-free number. We are available 24 hours a day, so you owe it to yourself to call now.