Opiate withdrawal involves the symptoms that occur when you stop taking or reduce the amount of opiate that you are taking after prolonged use or abuse. Some of the drugs that produce opiate withdrawal symptoms are Oxycontin, Heroin, Codeine, Morphine, Dilaudid and Methadone. Opiates can cause a physical dependency meaning that the person relies on the opiate so that they do not have withdrawal. Tolerance increases and more of the drug is needed to get the desired effects.
The Opiate Withdrawal Process
The withdrawal process will be different for each person. Depending on the severity of the addiction, withdrawal can take a few days, a few weeks, or many months. With severe addictions, withdrawal can result in intense discomfort. For this reason, you need medical personal to be there to monitor the symptoms because it could actually be life-threatening in some cases.
Some physical reactions during opiate withdrawal include depression, mounting panic, cold sweats, body aches, shakes, cramps, uncontrollable diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. No would should attempt withdrawal on their own because of these dangerous withdrawal effects. Those who attempt it will usually end up using the opiate again just to escape the misery of these symptoms.
Getting Professional Help
There is help for those who are suffering from opiate addiction withdrawal symptoms. The right treatment for opiate withdrawal can help prevent relapse. Finding the appropriate treatment for withdrawal is important to ensure a successful recovery. This is where we come to help. Our specialists will go through multiple program and treatment options to help our clients choose the one that best addresses their needs and preferences.
The goal at Rehab Help is to ease the stresses of finding the right program for our clients and give them more time to focus on beginning the healing process. We will go through such options as whether or not the client prefers or needs medical detox, over holistic and “all natural” approaches to withdrawal. We will also find a program that offers the activities that the client is interested in pursuing while going through treatment, such as:
- Massage Therapy
- Faith-Based Studies
- Exercise Therapy
- GED / Educational Courses
- Life Enrichment Courses
- Individual and Group Counseling
- and many others
We want to make sure the center the individual chooses has the appropriate options to help the person get the most out of their treatment experience to ensure a lasting recovery.
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To find out how we can help you, or to begin your journey to a lasting recovery, call today to speak to a professional. Recovery is not an easy process, but it can begin as easy as one phone call. Let us help you help yourself by finding the right center for your unique needs and goals. Our services are available 24/7 and a specialist is waiting on your call.