Detox Off of Opiates

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Opiates are some of the most addictive drugs in the world. From Heroin to Oxycontin, opiates provide a euphoric, warm feeling that lasts for hours and can work as a pain reliever.

We know that making the decision to get off of opiates is a big deal, and not an easy task. If you are taking painkillers, there is likely a good reason why, and stopping the medications will result in short term discomfort.

Thankfully, we have created this guide to help get you over the hump. While quitting opiates won’t be easy, this guide can help make the withdrawal effects less harsh and improve your chances of a successful detox.

Before you continue on, a word of caution: We always try to make sure that the information contained on our site is as accurate as possible, but we can’t be 100 percent sure that something has changed in the time of our publishing this guide and you reading it. We must insist you do your due diligence before undergoing a detox off of opiates.

Whether you are addicted to Vicodin, Oxycontin, Heroin, or any other number of opiates, quitting is a tough process. Because our bodies become so attached to these drugs, we often times have a hard time giving them up.

Giving up opiates is most successful when you have someone watching over you, as withdrawals from this substance can be dangerous. If at all possible, make sure you speak to your family doctor, who will prescribe something to help with the weaning off of opiates.

If you are going it alone at home, you will need to be prepared to deal with withdrawal symptoms which include: agitation, aches, cramps, insomnia, sweating, chills, nausea, and diarrhea.

Those symptoms will be at their strongest within the first four days of your sobriety and get better as you go on, although certain symptoms may persist for a few weeks thereafter.

Make sure that you have a strong support system to help keep you sober throughout the trying times. Friends and families can help keep you upbeat and distracted, and will give you the best chance to keep clean.

We wish you the best of luck in your choice to become clean, and we hope that you live a long and healthy life.