Opioid Use Disorder
Opioid use disorder is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that alters the mechanism of brain function. It creates uncontrollable cravings for drugs in one region of the brain while short-circuiting the part of the brain that normally guides self-control, goal achievement, and self-awareness.
Treatment for this type of disease is likely to require long term care and includes therapies that address each of the affected regions of the brain.
If you’re struggling with opioid use disorder, it may feel like you’re alone, but you’re not. Opioid addiction affects many local families. We’ve worked with hundreds of people in Clallam County who have shared your struggle. Seeking medical help is a strong step in your journey to health.