The importance of detox from opioids
Opioids are a classification of highly addictive substances. Examples of opioids include heroin, morphine, fentanyl, and oxycodone. Many prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet, contain opioids. All opioids can cause a great deal of harm to a person’s life if they are abused.
If you have found that you are unable to stop using heroin or prescription painkillers, then you have likely developed an addiction to these substances. And while you probably didn’t intend on suffering from chemical dependency, the powerful hold that these substances can have are likely preventing you from being able to stop using them on your own.
In fact, as time has gone on, you probably noticed that you need to consume your drug of choice in greater amounts and more often than you once did. This is because you’ve developed a tolerance for your substance of choice, which is a contributing factor for why it’s so difficult to end your addiction once and for all.
Additionally, and once you have become tolerant to opioids, you may not be able to refrain from using them without experiencing adverse symptoms when you’re not under the influence. When this kind of effect occurs, it means that your body has become dependent on the presence of opioids and can’t function well without abusing your drug of choice.
However, if you’re finally ready to leave the abuse of opioids in the past, you can take a courageous and life-changing step by seeking treatment. Of all the options for care available to you, it is best to consider a program that supplies detoxification services, or detox, so that you can make the most of your care at this pivotal point in your life.
The benefits of detox from opioids
Detox is a profound first phase of treatment to partake in to overcome an addiction to opioids. Within this level of care, you will be able to clear your system of opioids and other substances of abuse so that you can achieve a clear mindset and focus on other aspects of your recovery. Furthermore, you will be able to benefit in the following ways as well:
- Your risk of relapse is significantly reduced while in detox as most, if not all, programs do not allow substances of abuse onsite.
- The harm caused by continued opioid abuse is drastically diminished since you won’t be able to abuse them while you’re in treatment.
- You’ll have ongoing support and encouragement from staff who are never too far away to ensure that you remain on track with your recovery.
- You may be given certain medications to alleviate your discomfort if the withdrawal symptoms that emerge are too much for you to handle.
Finally, expertly trained staff, including doctors and nurses, are available within detox so that the status of your health can be closely monitored for the duration of your time in detox. These professionals will also make sure that the process of detox is done safely, and they will work tirelessly to make sure that you’re as healthy as possible before transitioning into your next phase of care.
Making the choice to engage in a detox program is a conscious one. There are individuals who seek treatment to end an addiction to opioids, but they don’t receive detox at the start of their care. When this is the case, the risk for relapse is higher and the potential for developing an even more severe addiction to these substances increases a great deal.
Additionally, if someone doesn’t clear his or her system of opioids, withdrawal symptoms can emerge and cause him or her to resume the dangerous pattern of opioid abuse. This can lead to many negative outcomes, even including death.
At Delta Specialty Hospital, we know what it takes to help people defeat an addiction to opioids, and we are pleased to offer the life-changing services that can help you reclaim your life from chemical dependency. Our team of medical professionals, addiction specialists, and mental health experts are on-hand to offer you the care that you require at this important phase in your life.
Via our proven effective treatment methods, secure and healing atmosphere, and our commitment to helping you reach your recovery goals, we are confident that we can help you achieve the sober future that you desire and deserve.