Originally developed from the poppy plant, opioids are dangerous drugs that can be artificial or natural.
The term opioid refers to both artificial and natural drugs that are either derived from, or mimicking the effects of, the opium poppy. At Banyan Detox Boca Raton, we understand how dangerous opioids are today. This is because artificial drugs, such as fentanyl, are increasing the dangers. With increasingly potent artificial opioids on the market, overdoses are becoming more common, and deadlier. Breaking free from dangerous opioids starts with monitored opiate detox programs and treatment. If you are using opioids of any kind, it’s imperative to get sober.
What Makes Opioids So Dangerous?
Opioids and opiates work the same way, by binding to opioid receptors in the brain. Your brain is hard-wired to make the most of any opioids, acting on the central nervous system to create a calming effect. Opioids are used in medical settings to decrease pain, but many people use these drugs illegally to achieve feelings of euphoria. Because opioids act on the central nervous system, they can slow movement, slow breathing, and cause deadly overdoses when used improperly.
Because opioids produce such strong effects in your body’s natural opioid receptors and related systems, they are highly addictive drugs. As with many drugs, a tolerance can build quickly. Soon, people are taking more and more just to feel normal. Or, prescriptions run out, and people turn to illegally produced opioids. If you or someone you love is struggling with opioid addiction, our opiate detox programs can help you safely break free.
Fentanyl is Increasing the Dangers
The risks associated with opiate use grow exponentially when users turn to illegally manufactured opioids or street drugs. This is because many illegal drug manufacturers are cutting dangerous synthetic drugs, such as fentanyl, into opioids. Fentanyl is an opioid that’s 100 times more potent than morphine, and it only takes a small amount of fentanyl to cause an overdose. Fentanyl overdoses happen faster than overdoses with other opioids, and fentanyl overdoses are typically deadlier.
At Banyan Detox Boca Raton, we offer detoxification, treatment, rehab, and ongoing support to help people find their sobriety from opioids. Our facility offers detox, rehab, and Boca drug treatment for a variety of addictions. We treat alcoholism, opioid addiction, prescription pill addiction, and more.