Alternative Approaches to Opioid Abuse Treatment
Those who work in the addiction industry have a familiar understanding of how these drugs wreak havoc in the lies of the users. It is also an eye-opener to the reality that the drugs are so good to them that they must have it no matter what. The drugs have the power to strip away their decency. They do not think highly of themselves.
It is a well-known fact that opioids are killing more people than we can cope with. They affects more than the lives of the addicts. This problem of drug abuse touches on all of us. We now have the deadliest and strongest drugs out there, which are killing indiscriminately. At this rate, it shall become even worse soon.
If you hear people talk of abstinence, you would think it was a simple thing to do. There are a few examples of people who stopped taking the drugs and are fine up to date. Some had to go through the rehab process and are now recovered. But there are cases of people who these methods do not work on them.
There has to be another option out there. Some cases of abstinence have led to more deaths. The thing about abstaining is that you are making your body less tolerant to the drug. The idea is to get you off enjoying any of it as a tolerant person would. But should you at some point relapse, the effect will be devastating. An addict would relapse by using the same dosage they did the last time they succumbed. Since the body is not prepared for that, an overdose happens. There are so many web pages that show many people who dies of overdosing.
We therefore need to think of more ways than just abstinence. An example is substituting the drugs, with substances like medical marijuana. It is also useful in other ways, like pain management and no side effects.
It however retains the power to cause a relapse, since it is a gateway drug. This may not be the best solution, but it is the least harmful to the life of the user. There are more examples out there. They are the ones that cause a person minimal harm and are easy to get off in the end.
There is still danger in this method, but danger we can easily manage. If we are interested in making things better, we need to be open to the idea of other options. We have the means to discover more ways of dealing with addiction. Dealing with addicts allows you to learn that there are many reasons why they are that way. This is why one solution is not a good solution.