Opioid Detox addresses all narcotic drugs used to control pain that are natural or synthetic forms of opiates. As such, these drugs have a direct impact upon the nervous system, the spinal cord, the respiratory system even the limbic system which controls emotional responses. Withdrawal symptoms from opioids are intense and painful, but rarely are they life threatening. However, once combined with other drugs life-threatening withdrawal symptoms may occur.
Some opioid withdrawal symptoms include:
- Severe respiratory depression leading to death
- Muscle spasms
- Involuntary leg movements
Clients detoxing from opioids will require medication for anxiety, insomnia, and cravings. Some detox facilities replace opioid addiction with the use of Suboxone. Treatment Alternatives’ Detox Boca believes that Suboxone should be used for a limited time. Using Suboxone long term may require an additional detox, one that must be medically supervised. Other non-addictive medications are used to manage anxiety which can be prescribed if needed.
Relapse immediately following full detox or partial detox may lead to overdose.The client will begin use at the old level of consumption despite the body’s change in drug tolerance. Old levels will overwhelm the body and cause an overdose. For this reason, treatment needs to follow detox immediately.
Treatment helps addicts handle triggers, cravings, uncomfortable feelings, and provides life skills training, and relapse prevention. To get started on the road to better living, call the Detox Boca at 800-598-3386 and get the support you need to successful detox from opioids and enter treatment.