Intervention

What is intervention and how it can benefit an opiate addict.

How to Have an ARISE Model Intervention for an Opiate Addict

How to Have an ARISE Model Intervention for an Opiate Addict

Opiates give the user a sense of euphoria and the intensity of these emotions sometimes leads to addiction. The intense feeling derived from opiates often makes it difficult for an opiate addict to seek sobriety. Because of this, the addicted individual’s loved ones often play an important role in addressing opiate addiction. In many cases, […]

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Holding a Johnson Model Intervention for an Opiate Addict

Holding a Johnson Model Intervention for an Opiate Addict

When a loved one struggles with opiate abuse, you desperately want the individual to get help. Thankfully, there are numerous different forms of interventions available for those who struggle with opiate addiction. These interventions range from family system interventions to crisis interventions. However, one of the most basic types of intervention (as well as one […]

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Planning an Intervention for Opiate Abuse

Planning an Intervention for Opiate Abuse

Opiate drugs are derived from the poppy plant and used in drugs like heroin and morphine. Synthetic opiates such as prescription painkillers OxyContin, Percocet, and Demerol are created in laboratory settings and mimic the actions of opioid drugs. All opiates are addictive, so they can produce debilitating problems when people abuse them. The 2011 National […]

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Misconceptions about Interventions for Opiate Users

Misconceptions about Interventions for Opiate Users

Opium poppy plants are the source for all natural opiates, including heroin and morphine. Opioid medications such as Percocet, Demerol, and OxyContin are man-made opiates and are very similar to opiates. Whether opiates are taken for recreational highs or pain management, continued opiate use can result in one of the most difficult addictions to break, […]

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The Importance of Holding an Intervention for Opiate Use

The Importance of Holding an Intervention for Opiate Use

Opiates are a category of drugs known as narcotic opioid alkaloids that are found as natural products in the opium poppy plant. The category also includes semisynthetic chemical derivatives of such alkaloids, such as morphine, codeine, heroin and thebaine. Most of these drugs are prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain and work by dulling […]

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How to approach an opiate addict

How to Approach an Opiate Addict

An opiate is a drug derived from the opium plant. The main opiates are morphine, codeine, heroin, thebaine and papaverine. Because morphine and heroin have the same chemical structure, a person taking morphine that has been prescribed for him or her by a physician, may actually test as a heroin user. The primary differences between morphine and […]

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Seeking opiate addiction treatment for a loved one

Seeking Opiate Addiction Treatment for a Loved One

Opiates are among the world’s strongest and oldest drugs. The term opiate refers only to the natural alkaloids found in the resin of the opium poppy, but opiate drugs are closely related to the synthetic opioids. Common opioids include morphine, codeine, oxycodone and hydrocodone, and these drugs are often recognized under brand names like Vicodin […]

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Opiate Intervention

Opiate Intervention

Opiate intervention begins with helping a loved one overcome denial and other stumbling blocks to recovery. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence[1] (NCADD) explains, “Intervention helps the person make the connection between their use of alcohol and drugs and the problems in their life. The goal of intervention is to present the alcohol […]

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