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Posted on 12-18-2017

Anxiety: Just One of the Many Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

Advanced Spine discusses Symptoms of Opioid Addiction and possible treatment.

For those who are suffering from opioid addiction, there are many side effects that are of great concern. In addition to the risk of death, opioid addicts also frequently suffer from anxiety attacks. Understanding how to recognize anxiety attacks is one of the first steps toward addressing the issue and getting the help you need. 

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a state of fear or apprehension caused by anticipation of a real or imagined event. When we experience anxiety, the body produces a stress response to help deal with the perceived threat. This can result in a number of emotional, physiological or psychological changes in the body.

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What is an Anxiety Attack?

An anxiety attack occurs when your body has a high degree of response to stress. Anxiety attacks can be so intense and frightening that they may feel out of your control. Some symptoms of an anxiety attack include:

  • Feeling like you are losing control or "going crazy"
  • A sense of grave danger or overwhelming fear
  • Feeling as though you might pass out
  • Experiencing an urgency to "escape"
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trembling
  • Pressure or pain in the chest
  • Hot and cold flashes
  • Numbing and tingling sensations

Anxiety symptoms can last anywhere from a few moments to several hours.

If you or someone you know is suffering from opioid addiction, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab today. With the help of outpatient Suboxone treatment, we can help you get your life back on track by treating your addiction as well as the associated symptoms.

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