Anyone who uses opioids is at risk for an opioid use disorder. Opioid use disorder is a chronic disease that can be treated. Recovery is possible.
If the answer to some or all these questions is yes, you might have an opioid use disorder.
- Did you ever try to stop or cut down on your opioid usage, but couldn't?
- Have you ever used an opioid without knowing what it was or what it would do to you?
- Have you ever made mistakes at work or school because you were using an opioid?
- Does the thought of running out of opioids scare you?
- Have you ever stolen opioids, or stolen to pay for opioids?
- Have you ever been arrested or hospitalized because of your opioid use?
- Have you ever overdosed on opioids? Has using opioids hurt your relationships with other people?
Warning signs of a problem
- Weight loss
- Itchy skin
- Joint and muscle pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of concentration or interest
- Confusion or disorientation
- Mood swings or extreme behavior changes
- Distorted perception of reality
- Withdrawn socially
- Slowed or slurred speech
- Diminished coordination
- Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
- Stealing from loved ones or other illegal activities
Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline
Call 211 or 833-944-4673 or visit addictionhelpwi.org to learn about treatment services and recovery supports in your community.