The United States is facing an opioid crisis that sees millions of people becoming addicted every year. Typically used for pain relief and their calming effects, opioids can be incredibly harmful, habit-forming, and even life-threatening.
Opioids cause physical withdrawal symptoms that can be excruciating if unmedicated. However, a medical detox can treat most symptoms and make the transition into sobriety safer and easier. Fear of withdrawals need no longer be a barrier to recovery when you reach out for help.
NP Addiction Clinic can help with long-term opioid dependence and provide safe, effective, and personalized medical care for withdrawal symptoms and provide the long-term support you need to maintain your sobriety.
Common opioid and opiates include:
Whether prescribed or bought illegally, opiates are highly addictive. This is because they provide a rush of endorphins, which provide powerful pain relief and promote feelings of wellbeing. The body has natural opioid receptors which opioids bind to, making the user feel high.
We use our natural, or endogenous, opioids to regulate our digestion, our mood, temperature, and many other functions. Taking opiates means our body stops producing these chemicals of its own accord. Suddenly stopping causes a massive shock to the system and results in uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
To relieve these symptoms, people take more opioids which results in a vicious cycle of building tolerance, stronger withdrawals, and increased opioid use.
The symptoms of opioid dependence are different for everyone, but they commonly include:
Substance abuse can be different for everyone. People may not think they have a physical dependence on opioids, especially if prescribed by a doctor. Still, they may be addicted without realizing it. If you recognize any of these signs in yourself or a loved one, opioid dependence treatment could be beneficial.
When detoxing from opioids, people can experience a range of physical symptoms within just a few hours. These include:
Taking the step to stop using opioids may seem daunting, but the road to recovery is worth it to see the improvements in your physical and mental health.
Throughout an opioid detox program, medications can be used to reduce the risk of serious health complications. These include:
Medication for opioid withdrawal is very effective and helps clients cope with the physical and mental effects. The most effective treatment for opioid dependence combines medication with therapy to target the root causes of addiction.
When an individual completes detox at NP Addiction Clinic, we provide around-the-clock care and medication tailored to each client to help relieve withdrawal symptoms. We support people every step of the way through their detox to reduce the risk of serious health complications and relapses after treatment.
Opioid withdrawal will look different for everyone and depends on various elements. Factors that can affect the timeline and symptoms of withdrawal include:
There are often around three stages:
Medicated withdrawal in a detox program at NP Addiction Clinic is safer than doing it alone. We provide constant support throughout and have access to medication and follow-up treatment to support your mental health at all times.
Inpatient treatment centers and detox programs are ideal for those wanting to overcome opioid dependence. Some of the benefits include:
Detoxing alone is hard, which is why NP Addiction Clinic provides a warm, friendly environment with constant support from staff to set clients up for a successful recovery.
Though overcoming opioid dependence can be challenging, we tailor our recovery plans to each person to provide the best environment for recovery.
Contact us today if you are ready to regain control of your life with an NP Addiction Clinic detox program.
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