It usually takes about one week to withdraw from opioids. The detox process is accompanied by flu-like symptoms. Find out how medical treatment can help you ease withdrawal, come down off of opioids safely, and avoid side effects.
To help someone quit opiates, you need to understand the mechanics of addiction. We cover the basics here.
Restlessness, anxiety, and headache are only few symptoms of opiate withdrawal. What are the others? How can you address them? A brief guide.
It usually takes about two weeks complete withdrawal from Dilaudid. During the detox period you’ll experience: anxiety, body cramps, and intense drug craving. More on the dynamics and the course of Dilaudid withdrawal here.
Insomnia, intense drug cravings, and stomach cramps are common during codeine withdrawal. Learn more here on what to expect during codeine withdrawal and how to best prepare yourself.
Learn the safest ways to stop taking opiates and avoid relapse, here.
Withdrawal from Fentanyl can begin in the first 24 hours following cessation of use. While symptoms intensify about 72 hours after use, they usually resolve within 7-10 days. More here on Fentanyl and withdrawal symptoms here.
An in-depth look at the difference between dependence and addiction from the perspective of Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist and industry thought leader, Dr. Harold Clifton Urschel, M.D. More here on what’s REALLY going on when you take pain meds and how to get honest about a possible problem.
Yes, methadone lessens the symptoms of opiate withdrawal blocks the effects of opiate drugs. More on how methadone can help with withdrawal here.
Yes. Suboxone can treat opiate addiction by preventing symptoms of withdrawal from heroin and other opiates. More on this type of medication assisted treatment here.