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What Opium Recovery Can Do for You

What opium recovery can do for youMorphine, codeine, and heroin are all derived from opium. While some of these substances are prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain when taken legally or illegally, opium is a highly addictive drug.

What Opium Recovery Can Do for You

While opium can provide pleasurable effects including euphoria, relaxation and alleviation of anxieties, other people experience several negative effects including the following:

  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Impaired mental abilities
  • Decreased sexual urge
  • Diminished bodily responses to certain situations
  • Vision impairment
  • Abnormal mood swings
  • Excessive urination

By removing opium from your life, you have a direct positive impact on your physical health, sexual health, mental health and emotional health. You will experience the following benefits:

  • Physical recovery. If you experience an unusual weight loss over a very short period of time, you are subjecting your body to a trauma. Your entire body systems are reactively attempting to respond to this significant weight loss. Your digestive system experiences the sensation of starvation and attempts to slow down to preserve the body. The enzymes throughout your body respond to this crisis of major weight loss and thus cause your muscles to weaken and your veins to constrict. These constrictions of your vessels can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Clearly every body system is impacted. Therefore, it makes sense that returning your body to a state of balance is a clear benefit of stop using opium.
  • Sexual recovery. A decreased sexual desire impacts not only the physical body, but can also impact your emotional health and your personal relationships. It is important for people who are intimately involved to share and enjoy that aspect of their relationship. When one of the partners starts demonstrating a lack of interest in sexual relations, the other partner may experience feelings of insecurity or uncertainty. Being unwilling to explore what is the source of this lack of interest can also be destructive to the communications that partners share.
  • Mental recovery. Perception, attention, memory, language, and motor skills are all considered cognitive or mental skills. With the use of opium, you are scrambling your brain’s ability to perform these abilities well. If you cannot attend to a specific issue, then you may make poor decisions. If you see things in an altered state, you have no foundation upon which to act. You are living as if you are constantly in the mirrored fun house at a carnival; however, you are not having fun. Discontinue the use of opium to allow your brain to reestablish its ability to process properly.
  • Emotional recovery. Having abnormal mood swings is another effect of opium use. The two negative impacts of mood swings are that you often cannot anticipate what mood you might display in response to a situation and the other is that you often have little or no control over the varying moods.

Bringing your emotions, mental capabilities, and physical body into a balanced state in which you have active control is one of the goals of recovery from opium.

Get Help for Opium Addiction

If you need assistance in getting started in finding the right treatment program for you, call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about opium addiction treatment. We are here to help.