Opiate addiction has been called one of the most significant public health epidemics of our time—and it is not hard to understand why. The statistics for opiate dependency continue to rise and encompass both legal and illegal drugs—prescription painkillers, on the one hand, heroin on the other. Opiate detox will address the addiction to both.
Opiates are powerful in mitigating pain, which explains why physicians prescribe them. Legal opiates include such familiar names as codeine, morphine, Vicodin, Oxycodone, and more. These drugs work by binding to receptors within the brain, lessening the perception of pain.
Because these medications are both legal and, in some cases, even physician-prescribed, it is often thought that painkillers are fairly safe, even harmless. This couldn’t be further from the truth. When these potent substances are taken for more than two or three days, there is a real risk of tolerance and dependence. As your body becomes increasingly tolerant to these low-level opiates, it will begin to demand harder, stronger drugs.
The first step in mitigating this is finding the right drug detox center. At New Start Recovery, our opiate detox center can help individuals heal and overcome withdrawal symptoms to get the support they need.
Why Choose New Start Recovery for Opiate Detox?
Opiate addiction is dangerous, and the potential effects are numerous. The good news is that recovery is possible—but not without clinical intervention and opiate detox. This means checking into a rehabilitation facility. Before you can go to rehab, though, it is important to detox—ridding your body of these harmful chemicals, overcoming withdrawal pains, and giving yourself a clean slate for seeking lifelong sobriety.
New Start Recovery is proud to offer detox services for those in the throes of opiate addiction. At New Start, you’ll have a detox course created by a trained addiction specialist. The treatment method we offer will be tailored to your specific needs, ensuring a safe and efficient detox process. Medical supervision is provided around the clock, and in some cases, non-habit-forming medications may be used to minimize and mitigate withdrawal symptoms. Not only do we offer opiate detox, but an array of drug detox services like:
- Prescription drug detox
- Benzo detox
- Heroin detox
- Methadone detox
- Suboxone detox
- Oxycontin detox
Detox is not something you can do on your own. To learn more about our approach, contact New Start Recovery today.
Explore our Testimonials and Case Studies
We have worked with numerous clients struggling with opiate addiction and are proud to have made a difference in their lives. To learn more about some of our opiate detox work with past clients, please consult our Testimonials page—a great place to hear first-hand what the New Start process is like.
How Long Does Opiate Detox Take?
A common question about this process is the question of length. Detox will take you out of your regular life for a little while—but for how long, exactly?
The not-so-simple answer is that it varies. No two people are alike, and the detox period may be longer or shorter based on the individual and the level of addiction. The process can be up to a month for those with extreme addiction to harder, more potent opiates; for those with lower-intensity addiction, the process may take about a week.
Generally, the worst withdrawal symptoms cease after a week, but there can still be post-acute withdrawal symptoms for weeks afterward.
The Opiate Detox Process
Again, the best way to weather these withdrawal symptoms and ensure a safe and medically sound detox process is to check into a facility like New Start. But what exactly will this process entail?
We will begin with a thorough evaluation from our addiction recovery specialists, who will help you create a customized action plan for your detox and pain management. Based on our combined decades of addiction recovery experience, we will assign a severity level to your addiction and recommend the best treatment options—even addressing underlying mental or psychological disorders.
Our trained on-site detox team oversees the entire detox process 24/7 to ensure total safety and efficacy.
Discover How New Start Recovery Can Help
It is highly recommended that those struggling with opiate addiction pursue clinical detox. Due to the extreme nature of the withdrawal symptoms, it is not recommended that anyone detox at home, entirely on their own.
No, the best way to start your journey to addiction recovery is to pursue clinical detox. Take the first step by contacting the New Start Recovery team today at 833.433.0448.