Opiate/Opioid Addiction & Detox Treatment

Opiate/Opioid Addiction & Detox Treatment

Opiate Drug Detox at Avatar Residential Detox Center

The process of opiate detox is not pretty. It requires medical supervision because withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening. Our professionally trained staff will use their expertise to efficiently provide supervised treatment that aids in overcoming addiction and Opiate withdrawal.

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Opiate/Opioid Detox

Opioids are a category of psychoactive substances that include heroin, codeine, hydromorphone hydrochloride, morphine, oxycontin, and methadone. Chronic users of these drugs can develop an incapacitating form of dependence. Opiate or opioid detox involves withdrawal symptoms that are curable but dangerous if not taken care of properly.

Opiate/Opioid Detox Withdrawal Symptoms

When detoxing from opioids including oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine, substance abusers experience highly uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. The length of time it takes to detox from opioids depends on the amount of drug intake and the level of dependence. Some effects of withdrawal can result in serious health complications. It is essential to be supervised by medical professionals.

Opiate/Opioid Withdrawal Process

Early stages of withdrawal
During the early stages, symptoms can begin around six to thirty hours after you stop taking the drug. You may experience the following symptoms during these early stages of withdrawal:

  • Body Aches
  • Anxiety or Irritability
  • Tiredness
  • Sweating
  • Muscle Pain
  • Trouble Sleeping

Later stages of withdrawal
Symptoms are typically at the worst after 72 hours of the last drug intake. Additionally, withdrawal symptoms can become more severe during this time. As one of the top-tier Opiate detox centers, Avatar offers professional help for safe and rapid opiate detox. The user may also experience new symptoms at this later stage of withdrawal, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach Pains

Opioid Withdrawal Treatment At Avatar Residential Detox Center

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Opioid withdrawal is a complex process. It includes both cognitive and physical symptoms that need to be addressed. Sometimes people attempt to rely on home remedies such as detoxing kits and detox drinks for opioid withdrawal. They often voluntarily switch to a modern and medically supervised opioid detox treatment. There are several ways to safely detox from opiates and experience little to no withdrawal symptoms. For instance, some of our complementary therapies, such as yoga, equine therapy, and earthing therapy, can make symptoms less severe and shorten the withdrawal process. At Avatar Residential Detox Center, we offer medication-assisted treatment, which is a combined program of medication, individual or group counseling, and behavioral therapies to treat opioid use disorder and help you sustain long-term recovery.

What Helps When Detoxing From Opiates?

Detoxification symptoms from opiates can not only be uncomfortable but also life-threatening. Therapeutic care and the most modern medications are available at Avatar to help you successfully treat withdrawal symptoms, refrain from opiates, and prevent relapses. We utilize the following medications for evidence-based Medication-Assisted Treatment:


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