The rising popularity of prescription pain medications has made opioid addiction an alarming epidemic. Although heroin has been the long-time favorite among opiate users due to its high potency, prescription medications like vicodan, oxycontin (known to users as “legal heroin”) and the recently developed opana are equally dangerous. What begins as legitimate pain management can quickly progress into full-blown opioid addiction.
As prescription dosages become insufficient, users often utilize alternate methods of consumption including smoking, snorting or intravenous injection, highly raising the risk of overdose or infectious diseases like Hepatitis C or HIV. Many will turn to illegal methods of obtaining stronger opioids like oxycontin and opana and may eventually graduate to more affordable and obtainable street drugs like heroin.
Balboa Horizons has extensive experience treating men and women suffering from opioid addiction. As many addicts tend to conceal, minimize or rationalize their addictions, we work to break down these barriers to recovery with a caring and holistic approach. We understand that addictions of this type involve a multitude of physical, emotional, legal, financial and social consequences. We are here to personally help clients process the devastation associated with their addictions so that healing can occur and lives may be rebuilt.