How Does Opioid Abuse Start?
DRUGS DON'T DISCRIMINATE.
IT ONLY TAKES ONE TIME TO OVERDOSE.
Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Use
Increased general anxiety
Opioids are used for longer or at a greater amount than intended
Unsuccessful attempts to decrease the amount taken
Large amount of time spent obtaining, using, or recovering from the drug
Abandonment of important activities
Increased sensitivity to sensory stimuli
Constricted blood vessels
Increased heart rate
High blood pressure
Increased sexual arousal
Over arousal and hyper-vigilance
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