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.
What Causes Opiate Detox Withdrawal Symptoms?When your body becomes used to receiving a certain amount of an opioid-based drug on a regular basis, it comes to depend upon its replenishment. Should you cease or dramatically reduce your opiate intake abruptly, your body will go into withdrawal. This generally will not occur with short-term, low doses of opiates, but with an extended period of use at a dosage that gets higher and higher, almost no one is immune. Some of the many drugs classified as opiates include heroin, morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, OxyContin, Dilaudid, methadone, Vicodin, Percocet, Percodan and more.
How Common Are Opiate Detox Withdrawal Symptoms?It is estimated that at least 10 percent of the population have abused opiates at some point in their lifetime or used them for nonmedical purposes. In fact, a number of people become physically addicted to an opiate prescription like Vicodin or Codeine through no fault of their own. Simply by following a prescription given to them by their doctor, their body built up a tolerance to the drug and, in so doing, a developed an opiate addiction. Some patients who are prescribed addictive painkillers during a hospital stay may find themselves suffering through opiate detox withdrawal symptoms upon returning home. Opiate detox withdrawal symptoms are exceedingly common.
Opiate Detox and Withdrawal Treatment at Michael’s HouseAt Michael’s House, there is no judgment as to how your opiate addiction came to be. Our goal is to help you make a new life for yourself free from addiction to opiate painkillers. If you would like to learn more about our opiate rehab, contact us at Michael’s House at 1-877-345-8494 today.
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