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Detoxing from Opiates

Opiates, which include heroin, are highly addictive. It can be very difficult to go through opiate detox on one’s own. At a detox center near Boca Raton, individuals who are dealing with addiction can find the medical support they need to overcome the withdrawal symptoms of opiate detox. These withdrawal symptoms can be quite severe and may include vomiting, abdominal cramping, insomnia, and muscle cramping. An opiate addiction may also lead to withdrawal symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and agitation. These symptoms usually begin about 12 hours following the last usage of opiate drugs.

At an inpatient detox, patients can receive medications designed to minimize the symptoms of withdrawal. Some medications can treat specific symptoms, such as vomiting and diarrhea. Typically, patients do not begin attending intensive addiction counseling until after they are discharged from the detox center. However, while they are going through withdrawal, patients are likely to find that the staff at the detox center provides the support they need to ease the process.