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 one hand, heroin on the other. Opiate detox will address the addiction to both.

Opiates are indeed powerful in mitigating pain, which explains why so many opiates are used by physicians; 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—and as your body becomes increasingly tolerant to these low-level opiates, it will begin to demand harder, stronger drugs, such as heroin.

Why Choose New Start Recovery for Opiate Detoxification?

Needless to say, 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.

Detox is not something you can do on your own. To learn more about our approach, contact New Start Recovery today.

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.

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How Long Does it Take to Detox from Opiates?

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 on 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 or so, but there can still be post-acute withdrawal symptoms for weeks afterward.

Opiate Detox Process

Again, the best way to weather these withdrawal symptoms, and to 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 own detox and pain management. We will assign a severity level to your addiction, based on our combined decades of addiction recovery experience, and recommend the best treatment options—even addressing underlying mental or psychological disorders.

The entire detox process is overseen by our trained on-site detox team, 24/7, to ensure total safety and efficacy.

Why You Should Not Perform Opiate Detox at Home

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 attempt to 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.

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