February 22, 2013 Friday - updated 11:44 AM PT

National Hotline Now Answers Phone 24 Hours - Helping Find Hope While Fighting Opiate Addiction

United States (IBwire.com - February 22, 2013)  Opiate addiction is a disorder of the nervous system that is caused by regular opiate use. Opiates are addictive substances, whether they are obtained legally or illegally. The more that someone uses opiates the more the body becomes physically dependent on them. The brain adjusts to the substance and loses the ability to produce its own natural painkillers, endorphins. Over time it takes more and more of the opiate to maintain the same pain relief or “buzz”.

Opiate withdrawal without proper supervision can be very uncomfortable and may make the user discouraged enough to take opiates again. It is very hard to stop taking opiates without help.Finding the right treatment can mean the difference between success and failure. The National Opiate Hotline provides information for opiate addicts and others who want to know about opiate abuse and treatment options.

All opiates are developed either naturally or synthetically from the opium plant, a type of poppy that grows in the wild in Asia and is increasingly cultivated all over the world. While heroin is the most frequently used opiate, codeine, oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl, thebaine, and Percocet are also prevalent forms of the substance that are becoming abused more and more. Only morphine and codeine are natural opiates. The others are either synthetic opiates or opiate derivatives. Regardless of the form used, or how it is obtained, all opiates are addictive given enough time. Some people mistakenly believe that just because they started taking an opiate as a prescription by a doctor that they cannot become addicted. This is not true. Often people become addicted when using it to treat a legitimate medical condition and then cannot stop when that condition has healed. They may turn to illegal means to continue obtaining the opiate. As the opiate user restructures their life around the need to acquire and use opiates everything may seem as though it is falling apart. At http://www.nationalopiatehotline.com anyone can begin the road to recovery from opiate abuse.

About National Opiate Hotline

This hotline provides both a toll free telephone number and a website where those suffering from addiction to opiates learn about opiate addiction and the different treatment options available to them. They can begin to confront their addiction and break the cycle to begin to live a drug free life. The toll-free number is answered 24 hours a day to discuss treatment options available so that everyone can successfully fight their drug addiction. Opiate addicts and other can also visit nationalopiatehotline.com for more information.

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Ann Premazon
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