Opioids refer to a group of prescription drugs, made from opium that are clinically used to suppress pain in patients. Opioids suppress chronic pain by producing a sedative effect on the user. Unfortunately, adventurous adolescents experiment with them in a playful way or unknowingly abuse them, leading to addiction. Opioid addiction is one of the worst possible addictions a teenager can have as it creates a very serious mind and body dependency on the drug. Understanding what opioids there are and how they work can help you get your child the help they need to recover.
Teens may exhibit several signs of opioid abuse when they are in active addiction. These signs can be exhibited in all stages of abuse from the very beginning stages to the late stages. If you notice any of these signs it’s important to seek help right away as teen opioid use can lead to overdose and even death.
There are many ways to help your teen stop abusing opioids. A majority of the time, adolescents will use opioids to cope with their mental health issues. This is why Key Healthcare provides dual diagnosis opioid addiction treatment to treat both the mental health condition and substance abuse. We develop individualized treatment plans to ensure long-term recovery for your child. If you are interested in learning more about our teen opioid addiction treatment options, contact us today.
Key Healthcare works with a majority of health insurance providers and depending on your plan, 100% of the costs may be covered. Verify your insurance to get more information about your coverage.