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Whether caused by an addiction to heroin or painkillers, withdrawal from opiates and opioids can cause severe symptoms that make it difficult to cut yourself off from the drug once and for all. From uncomfortable cravings to dangerously high blood pressure, withdrawal symptoms are nothing to take lightly. This will be one of your first roadblocks to addiction recovery. Thankfully, it is one that can be safely overcome in a medical detox center.
Dana Point Rehab Campus is both a detoxification and drug addiction treatment center. There are many facilities that offer detox without treatment and vice versa. One of the benefits of undergoing your detox here is that we can start planning your personalized addiction treatment plan during your detoxification. This means that you’ll be ready to take the first steps towards recovery once your body has shaken off the lingering effects of opiate and opioid use.
What Happens During Opiate/Opioid Withdrawal?
The symptoms of opiate and opioid withdrawal can vary a great deal depending on your medical condition, how long you used the drugs, and how often you used them. In the best case scenario, the symptoms are uncomfortable and cause cravings. In more serious cases, the symptoms can take a significant toll on your health if the appropriate intervention does not occur.
Early opiate and opioid withdrawal symptoms usually begin within 6 to 30 hours, these include:
- High blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Sleeping problems
- Agitation and irritability
- Aches and pains
- Frequent yawning
The next phase of withdrawal symptoms typically occur after 72 hours and last for a week. These may include:
- Stomach cramps
To help with these symptoms, small doses of medications may be prescribed. If a client has been using opioids or opiates for an extended period of time, detox medical professionals may wean that person off the drug by providing small doses of the drug. This can prevent some of the more severe withdrawal symptoms.
When detoxification is complete, the next step is to begin your addiction treatment and rehabilitation.