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Opiate Recovery Austin

In the year 2017, a survey carried out by the Centers for Disease Control showed that more than 11% of Americans overused illicit substances and opiates within the month the survey was carried out.

The psychological and physiological dependence on particular pain medications and illegal drugs lead to addiction.

Opiates are primarily prescribed to help treat pains. But when opoids are taken over a long period, the body may become dependent on the drugs and the pain-relieving results may reduce and the pain can get worse.

It becomes addictive when such dependence starts to intrude with normal daily life. When a person is dependent on a drug or substance, they may start to suffer unpleasant symptoms if they try to stop using the substance.

What Is Opiate Withdrawal And Recovery?

Opiates are prescriptions by doctors to treat severe and non-stop pain.

Repeated use of some drugs makes the brain reliant on such to feel normal.

Withdrawal from opiates can be a traumatizing experience. It usually brings about physical and mental health consequences.

Opiate Withdrawal usually includes a myriad of issues like mental, emotional, and physical symptoms which may portend danger if not properly managed.

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The opiate Withdrawal session and time differ from person to person, also the symptoms differ. 

Withdrawal and recovery depend on whether the opiate is short-acting or long-acting. 

Short-acting opiates like codeine, tramadol, oxycodone morphine, and hydromorphone will start to give withdrawal symptoms within 8-24 hours after taking the drug last. 

In the withdrawal and recovery from tramadol, for instance, symptoms begin


The moment an individual initiates dependence on tramadol, stopping the usage will give unpalatable withdrawal symptoms. Taking tramadol for just a few weeks can cause addiction.

Tramadol withdrawal symptoms like all other short-acting opoids last between 5-7 days.

Experts have recommended that tramadol should not be suddenly stopped 'cold turkey"rather it should be tapered off. Tramadol withdrawal may lead to hallucinations, severe anxiety, and panic attacks.

Usually, opiates withdrawal should not take too long. The recovery however can take as much as 1 month, 3 months, or even as long as 6 months or more. 

Conventional Opiate withdrawal symptoms are

  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Body aches
  • Muscle pains
  • Gastrointestinal pains.
  • Cravings
  • Loss of appetite

After withdrawal, the recovery usually takes about 3 months for the conventional opiate withdrawal symptoms. 

But  there can be unusual or Atypical withdrawal syndrome symptoms and some of these symptoms are

  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Depersonalization
  • Panic attacks
  • Extreme paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Numbness
  • Blurred vision
  • Fluctuating Loss of feelings on the skin
  • Tremors
  • Prickling in the extremes.

These withdrawal symptoms, though not primarily life-threatening, can lead to decisions that can be fatal. 

It is therefore advisable to seek help from a registered, second to none, tested and trusted opoid dependence treatment program.

The recovery period of the unusual withdrawal symptom syndrome can last between 6 months and even years.

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