Opioid Use Disorders
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
- Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Oxymorphone (Opana, Numorphan, Numorphone)
- Morphine (Kadian, Avinza)
An Individual May Be Diagnosed With an Opioid Use Disorder if 2 or More of the Following Criteria Exist:
- Frequently taking opioids in larger amounts or for longer durations than intended.
- Showing persistent desire and unsuccessful efforts to reduce or control opioid usage.
- Spending much time on activities that are necessary to obtain an opioid, use it, or recover from its effects.
- Displaying an intense desire or craving to use opioids.
- Failing to fulfill major roles or obligations at work, school, or home because of frequent opioid use.
- Continuously using opioids despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of opioids.
- Giving up or reducing important social, occupational, or recreational activities because of opioid use.
- Frequently using opioids in situations in which it is physically hazardous.
- Continuously using opioids despite being aware of persistent or recurrent physical or psychological issues caused or exacerbated by opioids.
- Showing signs of opioid tolerance.
- Displaying withdrawal symptoms.
Her admission to our program gave her the time and opportunity to consider finding a new way to live without suffering from withdrawal. She remained in our medication-assisted treatment program for over three years.
After six months of being drug-free, she was able to return to school. She graduated with an associate degree in business, associate and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. Now, she works to help other people overcome their addictions. After completing her education, she worked as a therapist for five years and is currently a drug and alcohol counselor.
“As a drug and alcohol counselor celebrating 14 years of recovery, I enjoy giving others that same opportunity to change their lives along with finding a new way to live.”