The terms ‘opiate detox‘ and ‘opiate withdrawal’ describes the physical symptoms that comes after regular use of an opioid analgesic drug. When the body is regularly exposed to an opiate analgesic that works by attaching itself to proteins in the brain and spinal cord called opioid receptors, it no longer makes its own chemicals that ordinarily manage pain in the body. When this happens, opiate addiction is in effect. Should you stop taking your opiate of choice, you experience opiate detox or withdrawal, and this is characterized by opiate detox withdrawal symptoms.
At Michael’s House, we offer a medically supervised opiate detox to help you get through opiate withdrawal symptoms and successfully make it to the other side without relapsing. We can help you break free from opiate addiction.
What Are Opiate Detox Withdrawal Symptoms?
In the absence of your opiate drug of choice when opiate addiction is present, an illness that feels something like the flu sets in. This is opiate detox and it is characterized by opiate detox withdrawal symptoms that include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hot and cold chills
- Muscle and bone pain
At Michael’s House, it is our goal to save you from having to endure these debilitating symptoms. Rather than quitting ‘cold turkey,’ we would like to help you break your addiction to opiates with a medical opiate detox and residential opiate addiction treatment. With a treatment plan created by you and your Michael’s House therapeutic and medical team, you can begin a new life without opiate addiction.