The Problem With Opiates Today
Opiate addiction is one of the most common addictions in today’s society, and it is truly a frightening thing. When you or somebody who you love is struggling with opiates, or you think that they might be, it can be quite upsetting. The first thing to do when trying to understanding opiate addiction is knowing exactly what an opiate is. An opiate is a drug that uses the opium poppy plant as its base. There are both man made and synthetic opiate drugs.
Opiates are a large drug family that include:
- Oxycodone (OxyContin)
- Hydrocodone (drugs like Vicodin and Lorcet)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Meperidine (Demerol)
These drugs are all pain relievers, and while they are highly effective for moderate to severe pain, they are also addictive and can be very dangerous when abused.
Withdrawal from Opiates
People who take opiate drugs for a period of time and then suddenly stop will undergo some withdrawals as the body begins to recognize that the drug is no longer entering the bloodstream. The early symptoms of opiate withdrawal can include a state of agitation, anxiety, muscular pains, sleeplessness, cold-like symptoms, and excess sweating. Those early symptoms will worsen and will soon include stomach cramps, diarrhea, pupil dilation, nausea, vomiting, and chills.
Because of the fact that opiate withdrawal is so intensely uncomfortable, stressful, and even painful, it is important that detoxification from these drugs is done properly. Some patients have attempted to stop using opiates or other drugs in a single “cold turkey” move, and this is almost always unsuccessful. In addition to the problem of a constant cycle of quitting and starting opiate use all over again, self detox can be highly medically dangerous.
Get Medical Help
Statistics show that a full 35 percent of those who try a self detox with no medical help or guidance will not only fail, but they will die. With a fatality rate at 35 percent and a very high failure rate, there can be no doubt that a non-supervised self detox is not the way to go.
The medical detox program at Blue Water Detox was created especially to meet the needs of those people who want and need to live a life free of opiates or other drugs, but who want to go through their detox and rehab in a safe way. Patients who want to give themselves the opportunity to start their future completely free of the opiates that had been dragging them down and ruining their lives will benefit enormously from the medical detox program.
Let Blue Water Detox Help Today
The Blue Water Detox program will begin with a patient’s detoxification process as soon as they arrive at the facility. The bottom line truth for any recovery program in the world is that recovery cannot begin until the body is completely rid of the drugs. As the body adjusts to being drug free, the medical team at Blue Water will monitor each patient closely.
Our Goal is Your Comfort
Patient comfort is of the highest importance at Blue Water Detox, and patients in the medical detox program will be given every tool possible to detox without pain and suffering. Some medications have been proven to be a very positive way to reduce pain and other withdrawal systems, and all patients who are a candidate for these medications will be medically evaluated and will receive such medications whenever possible.
Blue Water seeks to give each patient the most secure, and peaceful detox and rehab possible. Opiate withdrawal can be difficult, but the Blue Water medical detox program for opiates allows patients to start their new lives in the most comfortable and safe way!