Maybe you haven’t thought about it before, maybe you have. Maybe you’re like most others battling addiction – don’t think you have a problem and therefore, don’t think you need to take the first step towards seeking help. However, if you have admitted you have a problem, if you’re tired of battling addiction daily, read the following steps on how to find help in South Florida.
Addiction is defined as the continued use of a mood altering substance or behavior despite adverse consequences. This can include, but is not limited to; alcohol abuse, drug abuse, exercise abuse and gambling. Defining characteristics of addiction include impaired control over substances and/or behavior, preoccupation with substance/behavior continued use despite consequences and denial. If you’re tired of battling addiction daily, read the following steps on how to find help in South Florida.
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Pain Society and the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the following are definitions related to the use of opioids for the treatment of pain:
- Addiction is a primary, chronic, neurobiologic disease with genetic, psychosocial and environment factors influencing its development and manifestations. It is characterized by behaviors that include one or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive drug use, continued use despite harm and craving.
- Physical dependence is the state of being that is manifested by a drug class specific withdrawal syndrome that can be produced by abrupt cessation, rapid dose reduction, decreasing blood level of the drug, and/or administration of an antagonist.
- Tolerance is the body’s physical adaptation to the drug: greater amounts of the drug are required over time to achieve the initial effects as the body “gets used to” and adapts to the intake.
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