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Prescription Drugs

Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction, also known as opioid use disorder, is a condition characterized by a strong craving for opioids, difficulty in controlling the amount consumed, and continued use despite negative consequences. It is a serious and progressive disease that can have severe physical, psychological, and social consequences, and can lead to dependence and withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly.


  • Do you have a strong craving for opioids?

  • Do you have difficulty controlling the amount of opioids you consume?

  • Do you continue to use opioids despite negative consequences such as problems with relationships, work, or the law?

  • Do you have withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking opioids?

  • Have you given up important activities or interests because of your opioid use?



  • Opioid addiction is a complex disorder that can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors.

  • Family history of addiction, chronic pain, mental health disorders, and stress or traumatic experiences, as well as cultural and societal influences, may increase the risk of developing opioid use disorder.



  • Treatment for opioid addiction typically involves a combination of therapy, medication, and support groups.

  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone can help individuals reduce their opioid consumption and prevent relapse.

  • Behavioral therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and contingency management can help individuals to change their opioid use behavior.

  • Support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous can also provide individuals with emotional and social support as they work toward recovery.


Opioid addiction is a serious and progressive disease that can have severe physical, psychological, and social consequences. At Global Therapy Inc., our experienced therapists have the knowledge and expertise to help individuals struggling with opioid addiction to understand their addiction and develop strategies to manage their symptoms, and improve their overall well-being. Contact us today at 479-268-4598 to book an appointment and start on your journey to better mental health.

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