OPIATE ADDICTION

Opiate Addiction

  • Opiates, also known as narcotics, are a medication group used to treat pain

  • Use of opiate medication can lead to developing a tolerance for narcotic medication

  •  A tolerance results in the person needing to take more medication to achieve the same effect

  • Building a tolerance for opiate medication can lead to opiate addiction

 

Signs and Symptoms of Opiate Addiction

  • Constipation

  • Sleep problems

  •  Increase in feelings of anger/irritability

  •  Using more narcotic medication to get the same effect

  • Frequent absences from work or school

  • Loss of interest in regular activities

  • Loss of friendships or marital problems

  • Unable to stop or cut down on use of opioids

 

Opioid Dependence Test

To see if you are addicted to opiates and need to see a doctor to treat your addiction, click the "Addiction Test" button below.

After clicking the button, click the "Start" button to begin the test and answer the questions