Maybe you started taking opioids after you got hurt and took them too long; maybe you started abusing prescription painkillers recreationally and now you can’t stop. Every day over 100 succumb to opioid addiction, many of whom start taking prescription medication for a legitimate medical condition. If you or your loved one have fallen into opioid addiction the first step to recovery is finding an opioid detox and treatment center. Medical detox from opioids can be especially challenging given the arduous physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms that comes with it. Medically supervised detox is the safest and most effective way to start overcoming your dependency.
Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
Prescription painkillers and heroin are both opioids and can yield similar physical psychological withdrawal symptoms. Each person’s withdrawal will look different, depending on their level of addiction.
Some of the more common symptoms of opioid withdrawal may include, but are not limited to:
- Muscle and Joint Pain
- Excessive Sweating
- Fever and Flu-Like Symptoms
- Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea
- Hallucinations and Delusions
- Anxiety and Depression Bouts
- Teary Eyes
- Runny Nose
- Accelerated Heart Rate
Abruptly quitting opioids on your own can be dangerous and even life-threatening, depending upon your level of use. If you or someone you care about is experiencing these or any other severe symptoms related to opioids, seek detox immediately.
What Happens in an Opioid Detox Center?
Medically supervised opioid detox gives you or your loved one the chance to get clean in a safe, secure and supportive environment. It offers round-the-clock monitoring from trained doctors and nurses, as well as a discreet and comfortable setting. In some cases, certain opioid maintenance drugs like Vivitrol (naltrexone) and Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone). These drugs help to curb cravings and withdrawal symptoms, but should only be taken as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
After detox, you or your loved one should pursue behavioral rehab to address the root causes of your abuse. Our team of specialists is ready to help you find safe and compassionate medical detox for opioids. Call us now.
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