Opioid Addiction

Bridgeway Wellness

Recovery & Revitalization Center located in Somerset, KY

It’s estimated that over two million Americans are addicted to prescription pain medications, and over half a million are addicted to heroin. If you or someone close to you are living with opioid addiction and want to regain a healthy life and state of wellness, the team of compassionate clinical staff at Bridgeway Wellness Group, LLC, provides customized detox treatments, counseling, and support to help patients recover from addiction. Call the Somerset, Kentucky, practice or schedule a consultation online today to learn how the team can help you or someone close to you overcome opioid addiction. A regional center supporting West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio

Opioid Addiction Q & A

Bridgeway Wellness

What is an opioid addiction?

The compulsive use of a substance in spite of increasingly dangerous consequences characterizes an addiction brain disorder. If you’re addicted to opioids, you’re specifically using pain-relieving medications that are either derived from the poppy plant or synthesized in a laboratory. For example, some common opioids that can lead to addiction include:

  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone
  • Methadone
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone

Opioid addiction, like other forms of addiction, distorts your thoughts and behaviors and leads to poor decision-making.

What causes opioid addiction?

The reason that some people become addicted to opioids and pain relievers and others don’t isn’t fully understood. However, medical researchers have identified certain risk factors for addiction, including:

  • Genetics and family history of addiction
  • Trauma
  • History of abuse
  • Other mental health disorders

Addiction can stem from abnormalities in your brain that lead to the intense cravings that make recovery challenging. Some studies show that these abnormalities become more intense with substance use.

These risk factors don’t necessarily mean that you’ll suffer from addiction, only that you may be more likely to become addicted to habit-forming substances.

How does opioid addiction affect my body?

Opioid abuse changes your brain function significantly, altering the areas of your brain responsible for decision-making, judgment, learning, and impulse control.

As a result, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Social and relationship problems
  • Performance issues at work or school
  • Engaging in dangerous or destructive behaviors
  • Spending money you don’t have on the addictive substance
  • Withdrawal symptoms when you can’t get the substance

Fortunately, addiction is treatable. The team at Bridgeway Wellness Group, LLC, believes you deserve a healthy and abundant life and want to help you recover from both the physical and mental aspects of addiction.

How is opioid addiction treated?

The team at Bridgeway Wellness Group, LLC, offers a unique approach to treating addiction that combines a 10-day detox program where you receive nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) therapy and other infusions which improve the cellular function of your body and minimize your withdrawal symptoms. Depending on your specific needs, your customized treatment plan may also include infrared heat/light, counseling, and life coaching.

Once you’ve completed your recovery program, you join an outpatient program designed to help you maintain sobriety and adjust to your lifestyle, remaining dedicated to health and wellness.

Call Bridgeway Wellness Group, LLC, today or schedule a consultation online to learn how the compassionate and experienced wellness experts can help you or someone close to you recover from opioid addiction.

*Individual results may vary