Opioid Detox

Learn how you can detox from opioids with Hope Rising Detox

Opioid Detox

Learn how you can detox from opioids with Hope Rising Detox

Opioid use and Recovery

According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2018 “more than 31,000 deaths involving synthetic opioids occurred in the United States, which is more deaths than from any other type of opioid.” Some of the more commonly known opioids are fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, methadone, and Vicodin, but there are many more. Opioids are pain relievers and when used as prescribed by a doctor are safe and effective. However, misused or taken not as prescribed by a doctor, they can be deadly. 

At Hope Rising Detox and Rehab, we do not want to see any more people added to this growing list of death statistics. We are here to help. We are here to help navigate you or a loved one through detoxing from opioids in a safe, loving environment. Find peace in recovery at our St. George and Hurricane locations. Through medicated assisted treatment, our team of doctors, nurses and staff are here to help.

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What causes Opioid addiction?

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What are the signs of Opioid addiction?

 
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Why do I need to get help with my Opioid detox?

What causes Opioid addiction?

There are many reasons why a person might become addicted to an opioid. The Mayo Clinic (2018) explains it this way, “Opioids trigger the release of endorphins, your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters. Endorphins muffle your perception of pain and boost feelings of pleasure, creating a temporary but powerful sense of well-being. When an opioid dose wears off, you may find yourself wanting those good feelings back, as soon as possible. This is the first milestone on the path toward potential addiction.” (“How opioid addiction occurs,” 16 Feb 2018) 

What are the signs of Opioid addiction?

 

How do you know you have a problem and need help? Those who are addicted to opioids may or may not realize they need help. Some signs to watch for to determine if you or a loved one is addicted to an opioid include some of the following:

  • Using the opioid in any other manner other than as prescribed from a doctor
  • Lying to the doctor to get more opioids
  • Loss of job due to use
  • Purchasing Opioids from someone other than your doctor
  • Getting prescriptions from multiple doctors
  • Strain on family or friend relationships
  • Cannot stop using without feeling withdrawal symptoms

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Why do I need to get help with my Opioid detox?

Detoxing from opioids can be dangerous if not done properly. Detoxing can last from 4-10 days depending on amount and length of use. Some of the symptoms a person could experience during the withdrawal period include but are not to limited to the following:

  • Severe muscle pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive perspiring
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Fever

What is Opioid Detox?

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An Opioid detox is achieved through a process. Our doctors meet with each of our clients one on one to get a thorough history of use, physical exam, medical history, tox screening and any other medically needed information to help make the detox or recovery safe.

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Once safely admitted to our program, our doctors use their special training and experience to prescribe medication to ease, or in some cases, eliminate the withdrawal symptoms. This withdrawal process can last 4-10 days.

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During the withdrawal or detox time period, our staff is on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you and meet all of your needs, all while being monitored by our doctors. Our goal is to get you on the road to recovery quickly and safely.