UnCategorized If you are an opiate addict or an opioid addict, confidentiality may be crucial in such areas in your life like social and work place scenarios. The fear of how people may treat you knowing that you are an addict may seem extremely scary and harmful to your social life. The fact is, many people you see day in and day out may have the same addictions or addictions similiar to the ones you are facing. Keeping confidential may be extremely important for you. This article not only provides tips for staying confidential during recovery, but also provides valuable resources you may need to get answers to fighting withdrawal symptoms and getting addiction help. An opiate addict or opioid addict are those who are addicted to such substances as: opium, heroin, hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxycontin, morphine, methadone among many other kinds of opiate/opioid drugs. These drugs originate from the poppy plant where they are synthesized legally for medical reasons by pharmecuetical .panies or illegially and sold on the street as street drugs. Opiate addictions can have some of the strongest withdrawal symptoms and it may be hard to hide it from the people we meet with every day from co-workers, to friends and family. Below are some tips to maintaining your confidentiality while you fight your addictive habit and to save your social image. In doing so, also consider this; Being honest with yourself and with others can be a healthy choice. A drug habit may require the help of loved ones to get through. So while this article is about maintaining confidentiality, it is also important that you utilize the many resources available to you and to seek the help of trusted loved ones to aid in opiate addiction recovery. When seeking help, your closest friends and family are sometimes the best help you can get so this article isn’t about hiding your addiction from them, but more so to hide it socially and in work-related environments which could possibly cause harm to your well-being and keep you from losing your job. Below are some ideas to keeping yourself as private as possible while seeking help from your opiate addiction: 1. Take care of yourself – By eating right, sleeping right and being otherwise health concious, you can minimize the risk of showing physiological signs of an opiate addiction such as losing weight, lack of attention, and altered behavior that is .monly associated with drug abuse. Remember, just because someone is a drug addict doesn’t mean they don’t care about their health and aren’t capable of doing so. Many coffee drinkers and smokers take care of themselves even though they may be addicted to caffeine or nicotine, so why can’t an opiate addict? Maintaining good health and having great healthy habits can help you save face in social or work environments. 2. Ask questions – When calling an EAP (Employee Assistance Program, which is often provided by many employers free of charge and a great program to participate in) which can provide you with cost-free drug abuse resources or calling doctors or clinics, you can ask them over the phone as to the degree of confidentiality which you would be given. In other words, you can ask them to keep your addiction 100 percent confidential. By doing so, you take control over your own privacy or the level of privacy you wish to have. If nothing else, you know what you are getting yourself in to. This isn’t to say that if it isn’t confidential you should go through with it, however it is best to know ahead of time to prepare yourself accordingly. 3. Ask for confidentiality – from friends, family and co-workers. Sometimes it is best to share your opiate addiction with a few trustworthy friends and family and tell them the importance of your own confidentiality. This allows you to control the circle of those who know versus those who don’t know. Explain to them that your privacy is important to you and this is an extremely sensitive matter. Having the support of a few friends that are "in the know" can help you through your addiction and will make you feel more secure rather than fightin this on your own. Drug addiction isn’t easy, but hiding it from everyone is extremely hard as well. It may make you feel better letting just a few people you trust know so that they may be a resource to you in your drug addiction recovery. 4. Join Narcotics Anonymous – Narcotics Anonymous or N.A. is simply as it sounds, anonymous. Joining a group such as these can give you personal and private support by sharing your story with others going through the same struggles. Having a support group can give you the stregnth you need to fight your addiction and still maintain confidentiality. 5. Set aside some time – While going through opiate withdrawal symptoms, try to plan a few days off of work. When going through opiate withdrawals you may be.e ill and you don’t want to be doing so in front of friends, family and co-workers. When you decide you want to quit, make a plan to have no plans for a few days while you recover. This way you won’t be going through opiate withdrawal symptoms in front of people who may question your actions like other co-workers, supervisors or employers. This may cause uncertainty and may make you feel un.fortable or unsure as to whether or not anyone has suspicions of your actions. Worse case scenario, call in sick. Whether you are addicted to opiates or opioids such as heroin, opium, hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, methodone or oxycontin, it is important that you make healthy decisions both physically, mentally and socially to protect yourself from harms way. Don’t let your confidentiality inhibit your growth and recovery through fighting opiate addiction. Hopefully these tips can help you in your recovery from opiate/opioid drug abuse so you can go on with your life unscathed after you’ve successfully over.e your opiate withdrawal symptoms. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: