Detoxing from Opiates
Did you know that this type of addiction is one of the most complex? Detoxing from Opiates: How rehab can help you beat it
If you've ever been prescribed pain medication, or you have seen someone struggling with heroin, you know that opioids, are probably the strongest narcotics available and that you can come into contact with. Thankfully, detoxing from opiates and recovering is possible, with a thorough rehabilitation program.
Kansas opiate rehabs offer comprehensive treatment to tackle the side effects of these strong psychoactive drugs. Because of their particular characteristic of being too strong and building up tolerance rather quickly, withdrawal symptoms will appear the moment you stop taking them.
Many people fear these withdrawal symptoms, and actually keep taking (or abusing) opiates just to avoid the uncomfortable reaction. But an opiate addiction treatment program will handle detox and control your withdrawal symptoms safely
Detoxing from opiates is a long process. While the actual withdrawal symptoms are not life-threatening, they can be mild for many, but severe to others, and they can last for a period of up to 10 days.
Kansas City opiate rehabs provide detoxification under medical support and care, so can you remain comfortable from the very beginning of withdrawal, until your symptoms cease.
When you are detoxing from opiates, your body goes through a number of reactions that can be summarized as follows:
- Phase 1: 8-6 hours after last dose: spasms, sleeplessness, profuse sweating, insomnia.
- Phase II: 36-48 hours after last dose: cramps and abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety and/or panic attacks, high body temperature, high blood pressure.
- Phase III: 5-7 days after last dose: nervousness, confusion, anxiety, restlessness.
Opiate addiction treatment offered at different facilities, can ease out these symptoms and - depending on your response to treatment and overall health - maybe shorten them. The important thing is detoxing under the care of professionals to ensure your safety and avoid risks.
Kansas City opiate rehab centers not only offers effective and safe detoxing from opiates, but also prepares you for the rehabilitation part of the program.
Because detoxing from opiates alone won't heal you or help you recover completely, you also need therapy, addiction education, to learn coping skills and mechanisms to prevent relapse and develop a continuous care plan in order to guarantee long-term sobriety.
Opiate addiction treatment programs use a number of modalities to assist you in identifying, understanding and addressing the underlying psychological issues that may have caused or contributed to your addiction.
Therapeutic approaches are personalized to fit and tackle your individual needs, which ensures the effectiveness of the treatment. And, because you need to learn new tools to prevent relapse, we also offer holistic modalities to supplement your program, depending on your interests and likes.
Finally, our multidisciplinary professionals at Kansas City opiate rehab centers, promote the development of a comprehensive aftercare plan. This addiction aftercare is the long-term companion to your sobriety.
It's the set of guidelines, tools, activities, group meetings, contacts, and family members that you relay on whenever you need encouragement, support, comfort or reassurance, even after you have completed treatment.
The aftercare plan is the phase that - for many - lasts for a lifetime. Is a commitment to yourself and your well-being, putting your sobriety first.
If you are interested in finding out more about detoxing from opiates, how our center can support you and help you find the right treatment center, give us a call at (913) 364-2364.