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Why Choose a Residential Detox for Opiates?
The purpose of a residential detox is to keep you safe and as comfortable as possible during the first stage of opiate addiction treatment. Those of us who have been caught up in this type of addiction learn to dread the symptoms of withdrawal, and it is during this transition period that we are going to be at a high risk of relapse.
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Detox for Morphine Addiction
Morphine is a powerful painkiller, and those who become addicted to this drug often begin by taking it for a legitimate reason. Doctors will sometimes prescribe this drug for severe pain, and the risk of dependence can be low so long as people use it exactly as intended. The problem is that the side-effects of morphine are pleasant, and it becomes tempting to take the drug for a reason other than for why it is prescribed (e.g. to relax after a stressful day).
Morphine is addictive like heroin, and it doesn't take long for those who abuse this drug to develop a habit. Once the person has become dependent, it means he/she is likely to develop a tolerance for it and experience withdrawals when the drug is stopped or significantly reduced. At this stage, a residential detox where you can be supported as you come off the drug could be your first step toward recovery.
Detox for Diamorphine (Heroin) Addiction
Heroin is the most notorious of all the opiates. It is most famous for being a recreational drug but diamorphine is also used in medical settings in some countries as well. Withdrawal from heroin tends to be unpleasant (as it is for most opiates) and can include flu-like symptoms, diarrhea, muscle pain, intense cravings, and nausea/vomiting. Some users could also experience restless leg syndrome which makes it difficult to get comfortable. In a reputable residential detox, there will likely be treatments available to ease these symptoms, and the client will be supported through the detox process.
Detox for Roxycodone Addiction
Roxycodone is sometimes prescribed for severe chronic pain. It is similar to oxycodone (see below) but it is designed to be slow-release - this means that the drug is released into the bloodstream over a long period of time. People who take roxycodone can end up addicted just like they would with any other strong opiate. Once this happens, an inpatient detox may be appropriate to to safely withdraw from this drug.
Detox for Codeine Addiction
Codeine is a commonly prescribed medication that you can forget is a strong opiate. It would be a mistake to treat the dangers of codeine abuse lightly. This medication can lead to addiction if it is not used as prescribed, and once this happens, a supervised detox may be required during the withdrawal phase of treatment.
Detox for Hydrocodone (Vicodin) Addiction
Hydrocodone is another narcotic that is designed to be released slowly into the blood stream. People can abuse it by taking it other than as prescribed. Like with other opiates, this drug can kill if people overdose on it - this is something that can easily happen when people are abusing the drug. If you have developed a dependence on this drug, a residential detox can provide the resources you need to begin treatment.
Detox for Oxycontin (Oxycodone) Addiction
Oxycontin is now one of the most commonly abused opiate drugs. Some people with oxycodone addiction began taking this drug for legitimate reasons. The negative effects of oxycodone abuse can destroy a person's life, relationships, career, and reputation. An inpatient detox can help provide a way out.
Detox for Fentanyl Addiction
Fentanyl is often used in a medical setting as an analgesic to treat breakthrough pain (acute pain that is not controlled by prescribed regular painkillers). Fentanyl can be up to a 100 times stronger than morphine, so this is a highly dangerous drug to abuse.