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Opiates and opioids, like heroin and prescription painkillers, have become the single most dangerous addiction threat in the United States. This is because, on an individual level, they hijack users’ neurochemistry and disable their ability to make decisions for themselves. These powerful drugs have proven remarkably effective in the treatment of conditions like cancer-related pain; however, their potential for diversion and misuse has led to the single greatest-addiction epidemic and public health crisis this nation has ever seen, with tens of thousands dying each year. Opiate and opioid detox is the first step in the treatment process for these potent drugs and is a critical part of recovery.
The opiate and opioid detox process involves expelling the substance abuse-related chemicals from the body. This process is inevitably accompanied by a moderate to severe withdrawal process, some of the symptoms of which may include:
Other symptoms may include fatigue, stomach illness, hyperalgesia, trouble sleeping, headache and migraine, watery eyes, joint and muscle pain. The moment you or a loved one start experiencing these symptoms, or any others, it’s critical that you seek professional opiate or opioid detox.
The legal use of prescription painkillers (opioids) has blurred the lines between acceptable use and abuse. It’s easy for abusers to mask their addictive behavior by hiding behind a physician prescription. In the meantime, they’re taking too many pills too often behind their loved one’s backs.
When a user starts to experience significant behavioral changes or physical withdrawal symptoms as a result of their opiate and opioid use, they need thorough and comprehensive treatment, beginning with medically supervised detox. It will often be up to loved ones to monitor behavior and step in to offer treatment if the problem persists.
Opiate and opioid detox is a legitimate medical procedure that should be administered by an experienced professional. In the case of prescription painkillers, many users think that because they’re legal and regulated, they are not a serious addiction threat. This line of thinking is what ensnares so many into a life of addiction. The effects of prescription opioids mirror those of heroin, and should be taken every bit as seriously. Those who attempt to detox from opiates and opioids on their own face significantly higher risks of relapse than those who rely on a professional.
Medically supervised detox offers expert symptom relief and proactive intervention in the case of a medical emergency. It also gives patients a supportive, sterile and discreet environment to get clean. Recovery Unplugged is ready to provide you or your loved one with comprehensive opiate and opioid detox. Call us today at (954) 703-1975 to start your treatment and recovery.