Opiate Detox Treatment:
First Step on the Road to Recovery
The Importance of A Medically-Supervised Opiate Detox Program
Breaking Opiate addiction can be extremely difficult, even dangerous. That’s why choosing the right detoxification treatment is vital to a patient's safety and the successful start of a rehab and recovery program. It should not be attempted at home! Our in-patient program includes:
- Thorough physical, psychological and social assessments
- A customized treatment plan with IV-based medication to safely treat withdrawal symptoms
- Monitoring 24/7 with cardiac telemetry and video technology by nurses and technicians.
- Attention to the patient's overall comfort with upscale private rooms, massage, gourmet meals, Wifi and HDTV.
Learn more about the Gallus Detox Method.
Read what our patients say—their own detox success stories—about how fearful they had been of detoxing and withdrawal, how safe and cared for they felt with our team, and how that experience has changed their lives.
What Is An Opiate?
An Opiate is a narcotic derived from opium poppy plants. It tends to induce sleep and alleviate pain. Opioid drugs include Opiate, Codeine, Heroin, Oxycontin, Dilaudid, Methadone and Papaverine.
When a person ingests the drug, it travels quickly to the brain through the bloodstream. Opioids attach to specific proteins called opioid receptors, found in the gastrointestinal tract, spinal cord and brain. As a result, it may alter the way people experience pain. In addition, the drug can affect certain regions of the brain and produce a sense of intense euphoria and well-being.
Opiates are very popular, due to their ability to suppress pain, but ongoing drug misuse can lead to dependence, high tolerance, addiction and serious health problems.
The Dangers and Symptoms of Opiate Abuse
If taken in the prescribed dosage, addiction should not be a problem. However, long-term use of opioids can lead to dependency. Individuals who are dependent on the drug will experience the following symptoms:
- Low blood pressure
- Pinpoint pupils
- Stomach spasms
Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
Serious withdrawal symptoms typically occur with the sudden cessation of drug use. Opiate addicted users will suffer from severe muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, cold flashes, chills, restlessness, involuntary leg movements, cramps and other disturbing effects. In some cases, individuals may experience seizures or other life-threatening conditions.
If you or your loved one are suffering from Opiate abuse and need help, please call us at 855-338-6929 to discuss whether our customized Opiate Drug Detox Treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Alcohol and Drug Detox Centers today and take the first step towards rehab and recovery.