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Orange County Opiate Detox

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Opiate Addiction

Opiates are medications used to treat pain.  Opiates differ from opioids in that opiates are medications that use natural opium poppy products.  Many people are prescribed opiates to relieve severe pain after a serious injury or surgery.  When opiates are used habitually for an extended perioid of time, or recreationally in high doses they are no longer effective because the user will build up a tolerance to the drug and can eventually become addicted to them.  Some common forms of opiates are:

Opiate addiction has become an epidemic in the United States.  Drugs in the opiate category cause an excess amount of dopamine to be released in the brain.  This causes an euphoric feeling in the user.  However, most people do not become addicted after short term exposure to the effects of opiates.  The risk of addiction is higher for people with a family history of substance abuse.  Others begin using opioids habitually to deal with stress or other environmental factors that they would otherwise be unwilling to deal with.  No matter what the reason for an addiction to opioids, the effects are disastrous.

Opiate Detox

One of the most common detoxification protocols that we deal with at ReAlign Detox is an opiate detox. It doesn’t matter whether the patient became addicted out of curiosity or as a result of taking prescribed medication. Opiate addiction is serious, dangerous, and debilitating. In order to detox yourself from this addiction, you need the medical and compassionate supervision of trained experts.

At our Orange County Detox Center, we have an experienced staff available 24 hours a day to tend to your needs. Our medical directors can provide care such as comfort meds and follow-up visits, and we accept many major insurance plans. We can provide a level of safety and comfort unparalleled to other drug rehab centers.

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal from opiate addiction can prove especially challenging. For many people who have become dependent on opiates the fear of experiencing severe opiate withdrawal symptoms prevents them from treatment for their addiction.

Opiate withdrawal symptoms include:

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  • Restlessness
  • Muscle aches
  • Bone pain
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Cold flashes
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Hypertension
  • Shaking
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Seizures

There are also more serious, long-term symptoms of opiate withdrawal including anxiety and  depression.  Many opiate addicts also experince intense cravings that can continue for months.  All of these symptoms make a relapse a huge risk for people withdrawling from opiates.  Because of these serious risks a medication-assisted, medical detox is highly recommended for people coming off of a serious addiction.

Opiate Addiction Treatment

ReAlign Detox is so thrilled to be able to help our neighbors in Orange County, California and the surrounding areas to rid themselves of this toxic addiction. We offer state-of-the-art facilities with top-notch care to provide both the physical and emotional support that you will need to free yourself of this addiction.

Our location features common areas for group support, private room care is available by request, meals, massage, yoga, and a variety of other therapies to help patients recover. Our well-rounded program has seen many patients find a turn-around point in their lives that has led to their complete freedom from addiction. The program features innovative solutions to rid you of addiction in a safe and healthy manner. We craft individualized health and nutrition plans, vitamin infusion, and nexilin therapy to keep both your mind and body in ideal health.

Opiate addiction, like alcoholism, can be all-consuming and dangerous when you try to stop cold turkey without the monitoring of a medical professional. There’s physical, mental, and emotional discomfort, including anxiety, hallucination, and shakiness. There can be even more dangerous side effects such as seizures and heart failure. We recommend contacting our facility to help you find the safe path to freedom from opiates