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What is opiate Detox

Opiate addiction has been classified as a disorder of the central nervous system of the body that is a result of frequent and prolonged use of opiates. A person with opiate addiction does not have any control over his/her drug craving. Opiate addicts feel lonely and vulnerable as they suffer from highly stressful emotional, social and the physical consequences of substance abuse.

Opiate Detox refers to breaking your physical addiction to prescribed drugs that are based on opioids. Opiate Detox helps to reduce the withdrawal symptoms for people who are addicted to the different drugs such as Percocet, Percodan, Vicodan and Oxycontin.

Opiate detoxification can prove to be a very difficult task. This is so because this addiction is not limited to physical levels, but it surpasses psychological as well as emotional capacity of a patient. The process to remove a particular drug from an addict’s body can be very stressful. This is so because the person has to be prepared mentally as well to give up his/her addiction.

Rapid opiate Detox is done by administering general anesthesia and by inserting a tune into the hollow organs of the body for about 6-8 hours. At this time, drugs like Clonidine and Naltrexone are usually administered to the individual.

Opiate detoxification also involves undergoing regular counseling sessions to help the affected individual remain focused on the goal as well as to speed up the rehabilitation. It is not only the treatment centers that can help the addicts. Support from the friends and family is also one of the most important factors for successful detoxification, along with the other therapies

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