When friends tell you that you need rehab, you think it’s a joke. Especially when those same friends get high with you. Then maybe your family stages an intervention. You say you don’t need any help, be
cause you do not have a problem. Yeah right, opiate abuse is a problem. Denying that nothing is wrong will not get you help. Half the people or more I am willing to bet abuse opiates and do not think it’s a problem, as if it is ok to use these substances recreationally. These are serious and I mean serious, pain medications, the type that are used on victims of horrible car crashes. Opiates like morphine, that is what they are supposed to be used for. Not sitting around, relaxing, and just getting high. Any misuse of an opiate, could result in addiction. Eventually a person could need opiate rehab. But, there are many who will as I said before deny this opportunity.
When a person starts using opiates they may enjoy the euphoria they feel, the body’s reaction to the pain killer. But soon they become addicted, and soon the develop a tolerance. So not only does that person need to use opiates now or face an awful withdrawal that could kill them, but the tolerance forces them to increase the amounts. So that is how this all snow balls, you do some, you need it, you need more, and stronger versions. This could end with a deadly overdose, or with any hope opiate rehab to get back to a life without opiate use.
I don’t know the exact numbers, but speaking from experience I can safely say that a lot of people will not choose the rehab. They will be scared of the detox, scared of life without opiates, or maybe just don’t know how they will fit back in with the rest of society after being outcast as a drug user. Speaking from experience again, choosing opiate rehab, far exceeds any other option for those addicted. Without the help you get there you cannot become clean, or learn how to stay that way.