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One of the leading causes of drug related death in the United States. Most people who try to detox on their own do not succeed, and relapse quickly. Our clinical staff has years of experience guiding our clients through a safe and comfortable detoxification program. We offer the tools to beat the addiction cycle fast.
WHAT IS OPIATE ADDICTION?
Opiate addiction is recognized as a central nervous system disorder, caused by continuous opiate intake. After prolonged opiate use, the nerve cells in the brain, which would otherwise produce natural painkillers or endorphins cease to function normally. The body stops producing endorphins because it is receiving opiates instead. The degeneration of these nerve cells causes a physical dependency to an external supply of opiates. Abrupt or sudden abstinence from opiates induces yet another traumatic disorder, opiate withdrawals.
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SIGNS OF OPIATE WITHDRAWAL
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Jared Hawkins is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with an extensive background in medical-surgical, oncology, orthopedic, hospice, post-acute rehab, and addiction medicine. He enjoys working with patients in their unique circumstances and helping them find their intrinsic value to overcome their challenges.