Be aware of these common warning signs of an Opioid Use Disorder (Heroin & Pain Medications)
- Requesting refills too early
- Cravings or a strong desire to use or misuse Opioids
- Recurrent use of Opioids despite harmful consequences
- Taking Opioids in larger amounts or longer than intended
- Taking someone else's Opioids even for a legitimate purpose such as to relieve pain
- Using Opioids in a manner that contradicts prescribing guidelines (e.g. combining Opioids with alcohol or other drugs)
- Using Opioids in a manner other than intended (e.g. crushing, snorting, injecting)
- An inability or refusal to reduce or discontinue the use of Opioids when recommended by a medical provider
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Raise the Bottom strives to decrease the shame and stigma associated with Substance Use Disorders and specifically, Opioid Use Disorders. With that said, we recognize that certain words drive search engines and assist people in finding necessary resources and treatment options. To assist our patients, potential patients, providers and other stakeholders, we are listing additional search terms that may assist in "search" efforts. RTB continuously works to use pro-social and non-stigmatizing words and terms and as such, most of these words are not used in the body of our pages to describe our program or the services we provide.