Like all other opioid painkillers, Avinza changes the way we perceive pain by activating areas on nerve cells. Morphine also releases dopamine, a brain chemical used in the body’s reward system. This release of dopamine creates feelings of euphoria, which encourages more Avinza abuse.
There’s another risk – it is easy to build up a tolerance to Avinza, meaning more of the drug must be used to feel the same effects. This is potentially fatal – many drug overdoses in the US are due to the abuse of opioid medications like Avinza.
Avinza addiction is treatable, but difficult and complex. Detoxing from Avinza is a long process and best done in a clinical detox setting, with 24/7 monitoring to avoid complications and making withdrawal symptoms easier to bear.