Opioid withdrawal can be an agonizing experience that makes quitting seem impossible. A medical, medication assisted detox, is most often necessary to get an individual addicted to opioids one the road to recovery.
Opioid withdrawal generally resembles the symptoms associated with a bad flu and can last for between three days and two full weeks depending on the severity of the substance abuse disorder.
Symptoms of opioid withdrawal include:
- Flu-like symptoms including runny nose, watery eyes, stomach ache, cold sweats, chills and a low-grade fever
- Gastrointestinal issues including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Psychological symptoms including anxiety and depression
- Sleep disturbances such as insomnia, an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, or vivid and disruptive nightmares
- Additional physical symptoms including excessive yawning, severe abdominal cramping, general feelings of physical discomfort and uncontrollable shaking
At CuraSouth we effectively treat all of the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal in a controlled and closely monitored environment. We use a combination of evidence-based detox techniques, including medication assisted treatment (including Suboxone, Subutex and over-the-counter pain relievers and sleep aids), holistic treatment methods (acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, physical therapy and massage therapy) and intensive behavioral therapy. To learn more about the addiction services we provide, today.