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Signs of Opioid Addiction

Signs (what can be observed physically) and symptoms (what the patient feels) of
problematic opioid use

  • poor coordination
  • drowsiness
  • shallow or slow breathing rate
  • constipation
  • poor decision making
  • abandoning responsibilities
  • slurred speech
  • small pupils (of eyes)
  • increased sleep
  • mood swings
  • depression or euphoria (feeling high)
  • poor motivation

OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT OPTIONS

  • buprenorphine + naloxone orally (by mouth)
    (Suboxone®️, Zubsolv®️, Bunavail®️)
  • buprenorphine orally
    (Subutex®️)
  • buprenorphine monthly injection (under skin)
    (Sublocade®️)
  • naltrexone monthly injection (into muscle)
    (Vivitrol®️)

The 5 “C’s” of Addiction

COMPULSIVE use

Loss of CONTROL

Continued use despite negative CONSEQUENCES

CRAVINGS

CHRONIC maladaptive behaviors

Insurances Accepted