Opiate Detox with Suboxone | Opiate Detox Los Angeles
If you’ve found yourself in a situation where you’re now dependent on an opiate, you’re probably, understandably, feeling worried and anxious about you go from here. Being in any state of addiction is frightening, and it can often feel like you simply don’t have anywhere to turn – but that couldn’t be further from the truth. At Los Angeles Drug Rehab, we provide Opiate Detox with Suboxone services that can help you to begin the recovery process, and manage one of the hardest aspects of your addiction. Make no mistake, this isn’t going to be a pleasant experience, but the positive change it will have on you and your life going forward cannot be mistaken. Further details regarding our detoxification treatment for opiates can be found below, or through our customer service team over the telephone.
What are Opiates?
Opiates are drugs derived from or related to opium, a naturally occurring substance found in poppy seeds. Opiates reduce anxiety, clamp down on pain in a substantial way, and when taken at the higher doses they can even result in feelings of euphoria. So, given these effects, it’s obvious why these drugs are sometimes taken – and even prescribed. Of course, it’s also easy to see why an addiction might result from taking them. Most opiates are taken orally, smoked and snorted, or injected intravenously. Generally the last option is considered most desirable by dependents, since it gives the most intense high with the shortest delay.
Common Types of Opiates
Opiates don’t just come in one form, there are a broad range of opiates out there – and we’re equipped to handle the detoxification process with all of them. The most commonly used opiates are heroin, fentanyl, codeine, to name just a few of the many variations. The intensity of the effects – and the effects of the withdrawal – will vary depending on the specific kind of opiate that you’re dealing with. Whichever of these you might be dependent on, it’s critical that you seek out treatment before your symptoms and dependence deepen.
The detox process for people with opiate addiction is largely as you would expect. The traces of the drug are eliminated from the body gradually, the idea being that you can avoid many of the more uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms this way. In some cases, the addiction is sufficiently serious that the use of medically approved synthetic opiates is taken up – with doses of the substitute drug reduced over a period of around 10 days. This can help with the worst symptoms, whilst reducing reliance on the opiate in question.
Longer Treatment Plans
Generally speaking, it’s not expected that a detoxification process will prove to be totally effective at eliminating a reliance on an opiate, but it does act as an effective first step in the process. From here on, we can help you with a tailored treatment plan to remove your old habits and help you to move on to the next stage of your life. At this stage, you have every reason to feel optimistic.