Opiate addiction can start under the most innocent circumstances
Addiction to opiates and other prescription pain medication has reached epidemic proportions. In addition to recreational use, which can easily lead to addiction, opiates are frequently abused by well meaning individuals, who have been given prescriptions for conditions such as orthopedic injuries or post-operative pain.
The fact that these medications work so well can make the user dependent upon them. And because of the habit-forming nature of such drugs, many people get hooked on them and continue to crave the drugs' effects in larger and larger doses – even after the original problem that the prescription was written for has long since passed. The addicted person's brain chemistry becomes reset to compulsive drug-seeking behavior and loss of control over one's own life. Learn more.
Bradford has the solution.
Dependence on opiates is a medical condition, which can be effectively treated. Fear of withdrawal symptoms and the stigma of treatment, however, often prevent people from seeking help. But Bradford has the solution.