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Understanding Prescription Opioid Addiction, Riverside Clinic Can Help

PR-Inside.com: 2017-09-28 04:49:10
A recent report on ABC News says over the past decade the use of opioid-based prescription painkillers has quadrupled. Over 800 people are overdosing on medications annually. The story by Lateline’s Tierney Bonini on prescription opioid addiction meets a family whose daughter died after becoming addicted to the drugs, and a young woman struggling to wean herself off the painkillers.


Drugs meant to manage pain or prescription opioids become part of the daily routine after surgery. When the body started tolerating drugs like methadone, oxycodone, endone, oxycontin, diazepam, stilnox and others the need to take more to manage pain can lead patients to a cycle of abuse. In the long term opioids can become ineffective. Some of the opioids can even be the cause of pain. The drugs can even supress breathing while patients are asleep. Multiple drug toxicity can result in death.

The television report says changing behaviour and lifestyle of the addict is a discussion that needs to be had by doctors, family and friends. Recognising what was done and is being done by the medical community and working towards a holistic solution to deal with the issue is necessary. At the moment Australia does not have a centralised way of monitoring patient history to track prescription and use. This is a necessary step to controlled and monitored usage.

Melbourne-based Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Specialists Riverside Clinic specialises in the treatment of addictive disorders to alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs. The clinic can individually tailor a plan to support the unique needs of the patient. In-patient and out-patient programmes are available. For those struggling with unpleasant detoxification symptoms Riverside will make sure every possible measure is used to make the person comfortable. Individual and group counselling sessions will help with mental health issues associated with addiction.

To find out more about Riverside Clinic call 03 96997529 or email info@riversideclinic.com.au.

To visit Riverside Clinic’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/riversideclinic/

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Riverside Clinic
190 Gladstone Street South Melbourne VIC Australia, 3205



03 9699 7529
email
www.riversideclinic.com.au

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Cam Wilkes
006499503888
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www.pureseo.co.nz



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