The complete list of prescription opiates is expansive. However, even illicit street drugs can fall in this class. Heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl-laced heroin are also highly abused. In addition to heroin users who’ve never been prescribed opiates before, there is a large and fast-growing number of individuals who turn to this notorious drug when additional prescription opiates cannot be accessed.
When detoxing from opiates, many of the side effects of regular opiate use will greatly intensify. Given that the brain has been trained to rely on opiates for triggering the release of mood-enhancing and mood-balancing chemicals, the psychological effects of abstinence can be equally overwhelming. From labored breathing and diminished oxygen delivery to suicidal thoughts and suicidal tendencies, there are many withdrawal-related developments that make detoxing alone an incredibly bad idea. If early opiate withdrawal symptoms aren’t monitored, managed, and minimized, withdrawing could prove fatal.
You may be convinced that detoxing from Opiates is something that anyone with enough willpower can do on their own. However, even if you have the fortitude to weather the first 24 to 72 hours of physical withdrawal effects, the emotional fatigue and psychological withdrawal symptoms that immediately ensue will place you at an extraordinarily high risk of returning to Opiate use just as soon as your body is free of this toxin. Supervised meth detox at Southern California Detox will place you in beautiful, tranquil surroundings that are completely free of the temptations, toxic relationships, and toxic environments that have been contributing to your addiction. Our secure campus, knowledgeable staff, and generous array of support services will help you make it through this first and most challenging part of recovery without relapsing. Once your detox is done, you can start working on understanding your addiction and developing the right tools for keeping your recovery on track long-term.