Who we Help / Treatment

People We Help with Our Treatment

At ARMT Medical Specialists, we help those individuals who have become dependent on, or addicted to opiate-based medications including, but not limited to:

Oxycontin Vicodin Heroin Hydrocodeine
Morphine Codeine Oxycodone Duragesic Patches
Oxycontin Vicodin
Heroin Hydrocodeine
Morphine Codeine
Duragesic Patches Oxycodone

Opiate Dependency

An individual is generally considered opioid-dependent when two things occur:

  • Repeated opioid use is needed in order to feel good or avoid feeling bad.
  • The opioid use continues in spite of its negative effects. For example, people who are opioid-dependent will feel a need to keep using opioids even if it hurts their health, job, finances, or family.

Common Characteristics of Addiction to Opiates

  • Opioid tolerance (the need to take more drug to get the same effect, or getting less effect from the same amount of the drug);
  • Withdrawal symptoms occur when opioids are not used;
  • Taking other drugs to help relieve the symptoms;
  • Taking larger amounts of opioids than planned and for longer periods of time;
  • Persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to quit;
  • Spending a lot of time and effort to obtain, use and recover from opioid use;
  • Giving up or reducing social or recreational activities; missing work;
  • Mimicking onset symptoms of depression.

Identifying Signs of Addiction

Addiction is defined as the continued use of a substance in spite of adverse consequences. This loss of control is the hallmark of addiction.

General symptoms of substance abuse disorders include:

  • Evidence of reclusive behavior;
  • Long periods of isolation;
  • Lying or stealing;
  • Involvement with law enforcement;
  • Deteriorating family relationships;
  • Changes in behavior or attitude, such as the onset of depression symptoms.

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