Prescription opioids withdrawal does not have to be a nightmare

Prescription opioids withdrawal does not have to be a nightmare

Detoxing from heroin and prescription opioids If you've ever tried to detox from heroin or prescription opioids on your own "cold turkey" you know how terrible it can be. It can actually make the common list of opioid withdrawal symptoms seem like a day at the beach. In fact, opioid withdrawal can be so much worse it's almost indescribable. The good news is that detoxing from opioids does NOT have to be a scary nightmare. Keep reading, and we'll tell you how modern medical detox protocols, using proven holistic approaches, can greatly ease the discomfort of withdrawal.

How awful can opioid detox really be?

When you Google "opioid withdrawal symptoms" you get something like this: Opiate withdrawal symptoms include:
  • low energy, irritability, yawning
  • anxiety, agitation, insomnia
  • runny nose, teary eyes
  • hot and cold sweats, goose bumps
  • muscle aches and pains
  • abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
What's not expressed by that list is the horrible, non-stop misery that goes on for days. A reporter for Medical Daily recently discussed his experience getting off opioids, including heroin, and he said the endless days of no sleep was the worst. "It feels like every horrible symptom you can think of, for any illness," Justin Caba told another Medical Daily reporter. "The restlessness, you can't just sleep through it, the worst is you just can't get comfortable and sleep through it. And that's what makes it so hard." Caba added that the first three days were pure hell and then it started to ease off, lasting about a week. But then the psychological symptoms begin, which took two to three months to ease up for him. "They call it post-acute withdrawal symptoms," he said. Caba has been "clean" for over a year and a half, and is doing well. A New York-based addiction specialist, Dr. Stuart Kloda, told Medical Daily that for some people, opioid detox can be medically serious, even life-threatening. "Early on people will start out with yawning, watery eyes, runny nose, a bad body ache, kind of like having a really bad flu," Dr. Kloda said. "You can also have diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Commonly it's believed that withdrawal is not life-threatening, but that's not true in all cases." For example, diarrhea can be so severe that is causes a life-threatening dehydration. Vomiting can be so severe it tears the esophagus and endangers one's life. And simply the stress of withdrawal can trigger a heart attack in someone with heart disease.

How does Novus reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal?

At Novus Medical Detox Center, we pride ourselves in knowing how to help our patients get through opioid detox with an absolute minimum of discomfort. Most patients say they can't believe how much easier it was than they expected. At Novus, opioid withdrawal symptoms are greatly reduced because we employ the most up-to-date medical protocols:
  • Your Metabolism Everyone is different, so every detox program is tailored precisely to the patient. There's no "one size fits all" at Novus.
  • Hydration By ensuring that patients are properly hydrated, we eliminate one of the most common dangers associated with opioid detox.
  • Nutrition By ensuring that each patient's nutritional needs are fully met, they are better able to deal with the stress of withdrawal.
  • Buprenorphine Our medical staff utilize buprenorphine to stabilize and eliminate the discomfort of opioid cravings.

The bottom line - opioid detox that really works

Hydration, natural supplements, good food and a withdrawal protocol designed specifically for each person's individual metabolism guarantees a more comfortable withdrawal than at other medical detox centers. (Be warned: Some drug detox clinics saying they provide "medical detox" do little or nothing to make the detoxification process more comfortable.) When our patients leave, they're off all unnecessary drugs, and many leave in better health than when they arrived. And they're in far better condition to succeed in a big way on rehab. Don't miss the full story about Novus opiate-opioid withdrawal and detox. We guarantee you will be impressed. And don't hesitate to call Novus if you or someone you love is in trouble with opioids. We'll do everything in our power to help you find the right solution.

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