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At TruVida Recovery, we offer the best opiate detox in Southern California that helps attain lasting sobriety. Our opiate addiction treatment involves a combination of medical detox, psychotherapies, one-on-one counseling sessions, family therapies, support group sessions, and much more.

What is opiate withdrawal?

Opiates are a big part of painkillers and prescription drugs like codeine, Dilaudid, tramadol, etc. Individuals that consume these drugs for prolonged periods often end up developing a physical dependence on the drug and those who quit opiates abruptly, experience concerning symptoms. Withdrawal also occurs when you reduce the dosage of the drug, and symptoms include agitation, anxiety, muscle spasm, insomnia, abdominal cramps, etc.

Your withdrawal symptoms may differ based on the type of painkiller you abuse, length of addiction, your psychological and medical history, etc. The symptoms can cause severe physical and psychological distress to the individuals that try to quit the drug on their own. We highly recommend seeking the help of opiate detox professionals at a licensed rehab center to safely overcome your addiction condition.

Long-term side effects of opiates

Opiates include prescription drugs like hydrocodone, fentanyl, morphine, etc. and they offer effective pain relief and produce calming effects. Prescription medicines with opiates come with the risk of habit-forming and can easily lead to drug abuse. Some of the long-term side effects of opioid abuse include damage to the body’s vital organs, psychological issues, etc. These are some of the most widespread long-term side effects of opiates:

  • Vein damage
  • Anxiety, depression, Bi-polar, etc
  • Constipation
  • Lack of focus
  • Insomnia
  • Liver damage, etc

Furthermore, the sudden “rush” that users experience after snorting or injecting opiate can lead to life-threatening conditions, including overdose. We offer highly effective opiate detox in Southern California to help individuals overcome their dependency on this deadly and powerful drug.

Opiate withdrawal timeline

Opiate withdrawal includes four stages: anticipatory, early acute, fully-developed acute, and post-acute withdrawal syndrome. The anticipatory stage starts within 2 to 4 hours after your last dose, and patients experience anxiety, fear, and cravings in this stage. The next stage begins after 8-10 hours of your last dose and is called the early acute phase. Addicts experience anxiety, restlessness, nausea, and other flu-like symptoms in this phase. Individuals also experience a heightened level of cravings for the drug.

The next stage begins after 24 hours of the last dose, and individuals may experience more severe symptoms like body tremors, diarrhea, muscle spasms, insomnia, and high blood pressure during this phase. The final stage is the post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) and includes all the symptoms that individuals experience for the next 24 months after their last dose. Common symptoms in the PAWS phase include mood swings, cravings, insomnia, poor focus, etc.

Visit or call TruVida Recovery today for more details on our highly sought-after opiate detox in Southern California. Our facility has all the essential resources to help you overcome your addiction to opiates. Join our inpatient rehab program for round-the-clock care and to stay motivated towards achieving sobriety.

opiate detox Southern California
(800) 218-1573
23726 Birtcher Drive
Lake Forest CA 92630 US

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