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Opioid Addiction

“Getting sober was the single bravest thing I’ve ever done and will ever do in my life. Not [running] a 5K—facing addiction and being courageous enough to acknowledge it privately with my family and friends, working hard at solidifying it, getting support around it, and being healthy. And then talking about it publicly. That is the single greatest accomplishment of my life.” – Jaime Lee Curtis

What Is Opioid Addiction?

Opioids are medications that a physician typically prescribes to help relieve the pain a person is dealing with. Addiction is a compulsive, chronic, physiological, or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects and typically causing well-defined symptoms (such as anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea) upon withdrawal or abstinence.

Some examples of Opioids:

  • Tramadol
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydromorphone

The Effects of Opioid Abuse:

The overall short-term and long-term effects of abusing opioids can be very devastating to everyone involved. Not a single part of the individual’s life will remain untouched by the narcotic.

Some of the effects that are seen include:

  • Homelessness.
  • Liver damage.
  • Seizures.
  • Damage to memory formation.
  • Damage to brain structure and functioning.
  • Financial ruin.
  • Job loss.

According to, Opioid addiction is characterized by a powerful, compulsive urge to use opioid drugs, even when they are no longer required medically. Opioids have a high potential for causing addiction in some people, even when prescribed appropriately and taken as directed. Many prescription opioids are misused or diverted to others. Individuals who become addicted may prioritize getting and using these drugs over other activities in their lives, often negatively impacting their professional and personal relationships. It is unknown why some people are more likely to become addicted than others.

In 2019, an estimated 10.1 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in the past year. Specifically, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, and 745,000 people used heroin.

Emergency department visits for opioid overdoses rose 30% in all parts of the US from July 2016 through September 2017.

More than 760,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose. Two out of three drug overdose deaths in 2018 involved an opioid.

Maui Recovery provides a wide range of programs and activities designed to help our patients flourish. These activities include:

If you consume too many opioids, you are at a high risk of experiencing an opioid overdose. This is a profoundly severe medical condition. Symptoms of an opioid overdose include:

  • Unresponsiveness.
  • Slow, irregular breathing.
  • Slow, erratic pulse.
  • Small pupils in eyes.
  • Passing out/Fainting

Signs of Opioid Abuse:

  • Frequent flu-like symptoms.
  • Stealing from family, friends, or businesses.
  • Uncontrollable cravings.
  • Abandoning responsibilities.
  • Lowered motivation.
  • Anxiety attacks.

Available treatment options at Maui Recovery:

Hero’s Journey

At Maui Recovery, we are the world’s only addiction recovery program that uses Myth, Archetype, and “the Hero’s Journey” as an intrinsic part of our recovery program and employs masters-level clinicians that are trained to help guide each client through this “Hero’s Journey”–all while using the magical, mythical island of Maui as an essential element and ingredient in this transformative experience.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The cognitive-behavioral therapist focuses on helping the patient understand the connection between their thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy’s primary goal is to help the individual understand and deal with the negative thoughts and feelings and provide the tools to help the individual choose positive thoughts and behaviors throughout their recovery journey.

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Please note that an opioid overdose requires immediate emergency medical treatment. If you suspect someone has overdosed while consuming opioids, call 9-1-1 right away.

You do not have to go through your recovery alone.

The Maui Recovery treatment program and professional staff at our unique and transformative center are essential to what we can offer you or a loved one battling addiction. Our staff members are deeply knowledgeable in the addiction and treatment options and set up a recovery plan that will allow them to witness our clients’ transformation and growth when it comes to their mind, body, and spirit during their journey with us. Our clients get to go inward and dispel the false messages running their lives due to them convincing themselves they are accurate and true.

We are one of the best drug and alcohol treatment centers because we take pride in helping our clients discover the truth about who they really are.

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We know first hand the pain and suffering that comes from active addiction. We’re here for you


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