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For Adolescent Mental Health Program: [email protected]

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Mail: START Treatment & Recovery Centers, Inc.,

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937 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Characteristics of Opioid Use Disorder?

Addiction is a long-term disease of brain reward, motivation, and memory.  It leads to changes in a person’s body, behavior, thoughts, and feelings.  Addiction is characterized by a person not being able to stop using, impairment in behavioral control, craving, and not realizing that using is a problem. Opioid misuse can cause initial feelings of euphoria, pain relief, and calming, which become more elusive as a person builds up tolerance.  Social and behavioral characteristics arise as a result of changes to the brain chemistry of a person suffering from opioid use disorder. These can include inattention to daily responsibilities and needs, changes in activities, self-image and relationships, general deterioration of hygiene, isolation from most non-dependent friends, associates, and family, and general instability in daily living. The physical consequences can include drug overdose, extreme deterioration of overall health, and a high risk for infections, such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, sexually transmitted infections, and tuberculosis.

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