Opiates are drugs derived from the poppy plant and prescribed to treat pain. Some people develop a tolerance to opiates, and over time require more of the drug to manage pain, experience euphoria or ease opiate withdrawal symptoms. If you’re struggling with an opiate addiction, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible.
Withdrawal symptoms can include cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, combined with muscle aches. Anxiety, insomnia, and agitation are often noted. While withdrawal is often a necessary step in the recovery process, opiate withdrawal should be monitored.
Opiate abuse changes brain chemistry, so even after the discomfort of acute withdrawal, a second stage presents itself. Brain chemical fluctuation causes mood swings and anxiety. These symptoms can be very intense and last for long periods of time.
Treatment Centers Can Ease Opiate Withdrawal
Unlike alcohol withdrawal, opiate withdrawal is not physically dangerous. Instead, opiate withdrawal discomfort and mental distress can last a long time. In that period of time, the possibility of relapse for relief increases, and so does the danger of overdose. Opiate abuse is often paired with other forms of addiction, such as heroin or alcohol, which complicate withdrawal and recovery.
Fountain Hills Recovery Offers Relief for Opiate Withdrawal
Located in Fountain Hills, Arizona, Fountain Hills Recovery is a treatment center specializing in opiate addiction treatment and other substance abuse issues.
Fountain Hills Recovery provides medical detoxification to monitor opiate withdrawal symptoms and provide medications, helping to ease discomfort. When necessary, we also provide dual diagnosis treatment, as we understand that addictions sometimes exist as twin components to depression, PTSD, anxiety and mood disorders. The treatment for dual disorders and addictions is best approached with multiple treatments such as psychotherapy, behavior modification and medications.
Other treatment programs at Fountain Hills Recovery include:
- Extended Care
- Primary Care
- Transitional Living
- Outpatient Care
- Family Programs.
These programs provide a strong support system for the often extensive secondary withdrawal symptoms of opiate addiction. While our facility is grounded in evidence-based treatment, we also offer holistic programs that address the whole person, such as equine therapy and yoga.
Although opiate withdrawal can be frustrating and uncomfortable, you don’t have to suffer through it alone. Reaching out for help is the first step in the recovery process. Call Fountain Hills Recovery today at (800) 715-2004 to speak with admissions about our treatment options.