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Opiate Detox

What is an Opiate? 

Oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and heroin are all opiates commonly referred to as opioids. Opiates are chemical substances that are synthesized from the opium poppy plant, which can be highly addictive. 

When opiates are abused over a long period, they can often cause physical, psychological, and emotional distress and death from overdose.  

If you or a loved one is struggling with heroin addiction or opiate addiction, find out how you can detox from opiates today by calling us at (877) 392-3342. Our admissions counselors are available for confidential chat 24/7. 

Effects of Opiate Addiction

When opiates are used, they trigger the reward circuit in the brain and provide an intense ‘rush’ of euphoria. The extreme craving for pleasure becomes hard-wired in the brain. The overstimulation tricks the brain in to believing that the opiate is needed for survival. For someone who has an opiate dependence, it can easily turn into an opiate addiction.  

The short-term effects of opiate addiction can include the following: 

  •  Euphoria
  • Drowsiness
  • Reduced sexual urge 
  • Slowed breathing/heart rate  

The more you abuse opiates and heroin, the greater the risk of long-term side effects such as: 

  • Increased depression
  • Respiratory problems  
  • HIV/AIDS (needles from heroin use)
  • STDs (risky sexual behavior)
  • Death from overdose

Opiate addiction is a chronic disease that requires a medically supervised opiate detox. If you’re ready to quit prescription drugs and/or heroin, please call us at (877) 392-3342. Our admissions counselors can help 24/7.

What to Expect During Detox

The goal of our opiate detox is to get rid of all harmful substances from your body, including alcohol and other drugs. An opiate detox will help us restore you back to health.  

Our medical doctors, nurses, and licensed therapists have decades of experience treating patients with opiate addiction. We provide 24/7 medical care in a safe and comfortable environment. An opiate detox will help you avoid serious opioid withdrawal symptoms. 

Dangers of Quitting on Your Own

Opiates can stay in the body for several days. It can be very risky to quit opiates cold turkey without any medical supervision. Based on the type of drugs abused and the length of use, you may have adverse reactions that could worsen your condition.  

When opiates are stopped abruptly, you could experience the following opioid withdrawal symptoms: 

  • Sweating 
  • Chills
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea
  • Restlessness 
  • Insomnia 

Fear and pain can quickly consume you if you try to quit opiates on your own. For most people the agonizing psychological and physical pain from opiate withdrawal is often too much to bear.  

Therefore, you are more likely to use opiates again at a higher dose, putting yourself at a much greater risk for overdose. 

Life After Detox

At The Treatment Center, you can start a new chapter. We treat opiate addiction and any underlying psychological, emotional, and physical issues.  

Our comprehensive programs and services will help you transition from inpatient treatment to a better life in recovery. We teach you how to: 

  • Recognize triggers
  • Control your social environment
  • Develop healthy habits 
  • Cope with stress without relying on opiates or other drugs  

If you or your loved one is seeking effective treatment for opiate addiction, please call us at (877) 392-3342. Our admissions counselors are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. 




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