How to Detox from Opiate Safely

Date: 16-05-2019 9:57 am (4 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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The last thing a person wants is to live in pain every second of every day. When in such pain, especially the one that might occur through injury or accident, painkillers are often the best solution. Opiates are drugs that are prescribed to manage pain. When taken as prescribed by the doctor they are beneficial.  Prolonged use of these drugs or using them in large amounts than prescribed can lead to addiction, which affects the user’s brain and behavior. Higher doses than prescribed are consumed due to nerve cells that have been killed, increasing the user’s tolerance to the painkillers.




In other words, the user has to consume a higher dose for them to feel the desired effect. In order to eliminate opiate toxins from the system, getting an opiate detox treatment is the best solution. If you or a loved one is suffering from opiate addiction or dependence, here are some safe ways to detox for opiates that you want to look at.


Consult medical professionals
Doctors assist patients in overcoming opiate addiction. Qualified doctors prescribe certain medication such as methadone, buprenorphine, and clonidine to reduce symptoms and major shocks to the system. These drugs gradually lower the opiate in the system, allowing quick recovery. Medical professionals are the best chance for addicted people to restore their sobriety in the shortest time.

Addiction support groups
Individuals and families of the addicted individual need support groups. A recommended support group is one that is led by a trained and licensed counselor. Through support groups, an opiate addict gets to share their experience with other people that are battling their own struggles. Choosing the right group benefits an addict because support groups vary with the kind of support they offer.



Support groups assist an addict in the process of recovering by helping them get rid of negative thoughts and encouraging them to accept past mistakes. You are held accountable, you learn to be responsible, and learn new skills to make it through the recovery journey. Through honest communication, patients eventually overcome denial. At the end of it all, one can fully overcome the addiction and end up becoming sober. Families are affected in one way or another… and are therefore encouraged to stay supportive of their addicted family member.


Rehabilitation center
A rehabilitation center is a controlled environment for the effective recovery of opiate addicts. They have experienced professional and recovery specialist as well as specialized programs that help patients in their period of recovery. These programs are used to make patients understand their addictions and their cause of using the drugs. The emotional, mental, and physical health aspects of drug addiction are also addressed by rehabilitation programs. Skills to abstain from drug misuse are developed over the duration a patient will take in the center. The time a patient takes is determined by the complexity of their addiction. Patients go through counseling and therapy as a treatment that improves mental wellness.

Opiate abuse is a growing health crisis that is increasingly becoming common. The sad thing is that many people are finding limited help. Abstaining from opiates when you are addicted is quite difficult, especially with self-detoxing but very possible with some help. It is crucial to seek the right treatment that will provide you with quality aftercare in addition to getting rid of these toxins from your body in the safest way possible. After going through detoxification, no one would want to relapse to the same kind of drug addiction. Avoiding the use of opiates would be a good option because they are highly addictive.


Posted: at 16-05-2019 09:57 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero

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