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Struggling with an Opioid or Stimulant problem

If you or someone you love is struggling with a gambling addiction, know that help is available. At Total Life, we understand the challenges that come with compulsive gambling and are dedicated to helping individuals overcome their addiction and regain control of their lives. One of the key components of our treatment plan is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This form of therapy focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to compulsive gambling. In a safe and confidential setting, you can work with a therapist to explore the underlying causes of your addiction, develop coping strategies to manage cravings or triggers, and learn new skills to support your recovery

Opioids, including prescription pain relievers, are addictive because they activate the brain’s reward system and create a feeling of euphoria. Continued use leads to physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug.

Illegal opioids that are abused the most include heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil. They are highly potent and can lead to serious health consequences, including overdose and death. These opioids are illegal and their use can lead to severe criminal penalties.

Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol, as well as the illegal drug heroin. These drugs are derived from the opium poppy plant and are used to relieve pain, but they are also highly addictive. Other opioids include methadone, morphine, codeine, and buprenorphine. These drugs are primarily used for pain relief, but they can also be used for the treatment of opioid addiction.

Prescription opioid misuse refers to the use of prescription opioids in a manner other than as prescribed by a healthcare provider. This can include taking a higher dose than prescribed, taking the medication more frequently than prescribed, or using the medication for a longer period of time than prescribed. Prescription opioid misuse can also include taking someone else’s medication, taking medication to achieve a certain effect, such as getting high, or using opioids in combination with other substances, such as alcohol, to enhance the effects. This kind of misuse can lead to opioid addiction, overdose and other negative health consequences.

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After three sessions a majority of clients have hope that things are getting better

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Cope with Addiction through Online Therapy

Teletherapy eliminates many of the barriers that can make in-person therapy difficult, such as transportation and mobility issues. Online therapy also allows for more flexibility in scheduling, making it easier to fit therapy into busy lives. With Total Life, seniors can find hope and improved mental well-being through the convenience and flexibility of online therapy.

Convenience

With Total Life’s teletherapy services, clients can access care from the comfort of their own homes, eliminating the need to travel to a physical location.

Flexibility

Teletherapy allows clients to schedule sessions at times that are convenient for them, making it easier to fit therapy into their busy schedules.

Comfort

Some clients may feel more comfortable seeking therapy from the privacy of their own home, rather than in a physical therapy office.

The physical health implications of opioids can be severe and include respiratory depression, which can lead to shallow breathing or even a complete cessation of breathing, causing death. Opioid use can also lead to constipation, nausea, and vomiting, as well as a decrease in hormone levels, which can lead to sexual dysfunction and decreased fertility. Long-term opioid use can also lead to physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms when the drug is discontinued.

The mental health implications of opioids can also be significant. Opioid use can lead to changes in mood, including feelings of euphoria and sedation, as well as depression, anxiety, and irritability. Long-term opioid use can also lead to cognitive impairment and confusion, as well as a decreased ability to experience pleasure. Opioid use can also lead to addiction, which is characterized by compulsive drug-seeking behavior and difficulty controlling or reducing use despite negative consequences.

It is difficult to say exactly how long it takes to become addicted to opioids, as it can vary from person to person. However, it is known that prolonged use of opioids can lead to physical dependence and addiction. Factors that can influence the development of addiction include the type of opioid, the dose and frequency of use, the route of administration, the individual’s genetics, history of substance use, and underlying mental health conditions. Additionally, people who have a history of addiction in their family or who have a history of mental health disorders may be more vulnerable to addiction. It’s important to note that addiction is a complex disease that can happen to anyone, and it’s essential to seek professional help if one suspects they may have a problem with opioid use.

Opioid addiction occurs when an individual repeatedly uses opioids, which can lead to changes in the brain’s chemistry. When opioids bind to certain receptors in the brain, they can activate the brain’s reward system, releasing feel-good chemicals like dopamine and leading to feelings of euphoria. With continued use, the brain can become accustomed to these chemicals and may start to produce less of them naturally, leaving the individual feeling less pleasure in the absence of the drug.

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After six sessions a majority of clients reflect actual change has occurred

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Overcome Your Addiction with Total Life

We understand the importance of seeing actual change in your mental health. A majority of our clients report change to their mental health after just six sessions. Our teletherapy services are tailored specifically to the unique needs of seniors and are often completely free for those covered by Medicare. Our therapists are experienced and trained to provide personalized care that addresses the specific challenges and concerns of older adults. With Total Life, you’ll have access to affordable, convenient, and personalized therapy

Cost

Total Life offers Medicare-covered therapy services, which means that seniors may be able to access care at no cost or a minimal cost.

Personalized Care

Total Life is committed to providing personalized care to each of its clients, ensuring that they receive the support and resources they need to improve their mental health.

Experience

Total Life’s therapists are experienced in working with seniors and are trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, ensuring that clients receive high-quality care.

The side effects of overdosing on opioids can include shallow breathing, blue lips and nails, unconsciousness, and in severe cases, death. It is crucial to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect someone has overdosed on opioids. Prevention of opioid abuse and addiction is crucial, by proper use of prescription drugs, and seeking help if addiction is suspected.

The signs of opioid addiction can include a strong desire to use the drug, difficulty controlling or reducing use, continued use despite harmful consequences, withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, insomnia, and muscle aches when not using the drug, changes in mood and behavior, and a preoccupation with obtaining and using the drug. Other signs of opioid addiction can include financial, legal, and social problems as a result of drug use, neglecting responsibilities and engaging in risky behavior, and developing a tolerance to the drug and needing more of it to get the same effect. Opioid side effects can also include drowsiness, nausea, constipation, respiratory depression and in some cases, overdose.

It’s important to note that different individuals may have different needs and preferences, therefore, a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan is usually the most effective. It’s also important to consult with medical professional to determine the best course of treatment.

  1. Behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and contingency management (CM), which can help the individual to identify and change negative patterns of thought and behavior, and to develop coping strategies to deal with cravings and triggers.
    Individual counseling or therapy, which can help the individual to explore the underlying causes of their addiction, and to develop a plan for recovery.
  2. Group therapy, which can provide support, encouragement, and accountability to help the individual to stay on track with their recovery.
  3. Long-term follow-up care and support, which can help to prevent relapse, and to address any ongoing issues or concerns related to the individual’s recovery.
  4. MAT (Medication assisted treatment) which is the use of medications along with counseling, behavioral therapy, and other support services to help the person achieve and maintain recovery from opioid addiction.
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