In addition to the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal, people may also experience psychological effects including anxiety, dysphoria and suicidal thoughts.

Dr. Andrew Kim M.D., a board certified psychiatrist and a principal investigator at Pillar Clinical Research,
provides a general overview of opioid withdrawal to help you better understand the common signs and
symptoms, what some of the risk factors for opioid withdrawal are, and what the general treatment
approaches are. This video is for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your own
personal physician or qualified licensed medical professional when discussion options for opioid detox,
treatment, and recovery.

For those of you who may be struggling with opioid dependence and struggling to find the motivation to
take the next step in your recovery, here are some links below with information and resources to
consider.

Online Addiction Recovery Resources:

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment


NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
https://www.nami.org/Personal-Stories/Addiction-and-Mental-Health

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