We know that drug addiction can happen to anyone. Here at Waismann Method® Treatment Center we want to help you understand what exactly Opiate withdrawals are, as well as how to cope with dependency. So in doing this, we’ll first look into what can cause Opiate dependency, and then what the withdrawal symptoms might feel like.
Opiates & Their Effects
Opiates are a class of drugs derived from the opium poppy plant that act on opioid receptors in the brain – compounds like heroin,
oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine. While they can be helpful to patients in relieving pain in a clinical setting, when used over long periods of time or outside of a doctor’s care, they can be incredibly dangerous and extremely addictive. That’s because their prolonged use can cause physical dependence.
This can occur when the body is used to such high dose, or frequent drug use that the brain comes to rely on the drug in order to function. The brain’s opioid receptors adapt to the high volume of stimulation – making sobriety seem like a deep deficit in comparison. If a patient stops using the drug once dependence has set in, they’ll almost invariably go through withdrawal.
Drug withdrawal is actually the process of your body reacting to its supply being cut off, and while ultimately it’s a good thing as it’s a necessary part of overcoming an addiction, it’s also extremely painful and can even be deadly if left unsupervised. Withdrawal symptoms could include things like irritability, anxiety, insomnia, hot and cold sweats, muscle aches and pains, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Thankfully, there is a way to safely deal with the symptoms of withdrawal: rapid drug detox. At Waismann Method®, we specialize in rapid opiate detox – a clinically proven method that accelerates opiate detoxification while a patient is under sedation, helping to eliminate the physical dependence and minimize withdrawal symptoms.
For more information on Rapid Opiate Detox, call us today. In addition to treating the opiate dependency, we can also address the underlying causes of addiction.
We believe safe medical detox and individualized treatment combined is the key for an effective and successful process, to overcome opiate addiction.
Contact us today: (310) 205-0808