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Opioid Use

These are some of the conditions we treat but not all.

We treat PAIN.  All types of pain.

Opioids & Chronic Pain Management

Opioids are a powerful class of drugs and when used correctly can greatly benefit pain management. But they often aren't recommended for all types of chronic pain. 

Opioid Medication

Opioids can control severe pain. Oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine are examples of prescription opioids. So are morphine and fentanyl.

Opioid Common Side Effects

Many people who use opioids experience some side effects. You should be aware of these side effects so you can use these drugs safely.

Opioid Induced Constipation

This form of constipation is linked to opioids. It's a common problem for patients who manage pain with these drugs.

Opioids and Depression

We know pain and depression are linked. If you're in pain, you can become depressed about it. But did you know depression is also linked to certain pain medications? Let's take a few minutes to learn about this connection.

Opioid Misuse

If you control pain with an opioid prescription, you may have been warned about the dangers of misuse. But what is misuse, exactly? Let's take a few minutes to learn about opioid misuse and how to avoid it.

How Opioids Affect the Brain

If you've had an injury or a surgery, your doctor may prescribe an "opioid." This is a type of powerful painkiller. Opioids can mask severe pain. They may help when other pain control methods aren't working. But they can also affect your brain in a way that's harmful. You can become addicted. Let's learn about how they interact with your brain.

How Opioids Affect Your Personality

Opioids are powerful for controlling pain. But too often, they are abused. This leads to dependence and addiction. And as this happens, your personality can change.

Side Affects of Long-TermOpioid Use

Opioids are powerful tools for controlling short-term pain. But using them for a long time can be dangerous. That's because long-term use causes severe side effects. Let's look at how they can impact you.

Tapering Off Opioids Safely

When it's time for you to stop taking your opioid medication, you need to do it safely. If you've only been using your medication for a brief time, your doctor may say it's OK to stop suddenly. But if you've used it for longer, your doctor may say you need to stop gradually to let your body adjust. We call this "tapering."

Opioid
(Physical Dependence & Addiction)

Opioids are a class of powerful drugs. They can block pain signals, and they can help control severe pain. But they can be dangerous. Over time, you may find it hard to stop taking opioids. And some people become addicted to the drugs.

Getting Help for Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is overwhelming. It robs you of happiness and health. It can steal away your family and friends. But it is treatable. With the right support, you can beat opioid addiction. Let's learn about treatment options.

Are you ADDICTED to OPIOIDS? Do you want HELP? We CAN HELP! Talk with your provider for a treatment plan to help break the addiction.

Now is the time to get help for your opioid addiction. Don't wait. The sooner you reach out, the sooner you can be on the road to recovery. For more information, talk to your doctor.