Opioid Detox

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Proudly serving West Virginia, our Opioid detox clinics provide adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

Benefits of Opioid Detox

Benefits of Receiving Opioid Detox Prior to Receiving Medication Assisted Treatment

Individuals who find themselves addicted to opioids such as morphine, heroin, or prescription painkillers often do not start their use with the intent of becoming addicted. They do, however, quickly find themselves trapped in addiction’s tight grasp. There are treatment options available to overcome an addiction to opioids and help those struggling return to a substance-free life.

Often referred to as “detox”, detoxification is often the first step in treating an addiction to opioids. Detox involves eliminating opioids or other harmful substances from the body in order to move forward in the recovery process. In order to know if detoxification is required, it is first important to know if an addiction to opioids is a part of your or your loved one’s life. The following behavioral, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial signs and symptoms are often red flags that an addiction to opioids is present:

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Slurred speech
  • Stealing money
  • Holding multiple prescriptions for painkillers
  • Aggressively acting out
  • Owning drug paraphernalia
  • No longer participating in activities that were once enjoyed
  • Unjustified emotional outbursts that can include volatile behaviors

Physical symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Constricted pupils
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Decline in hygiene
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Slowed heart rate

Cognitive symptoms:

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Memory problems
  • Detachment from one’s surroundings
  • Poor concentration

Psychosocial symptoms:

  • Bouts of anger
  • Irritability
  • Depressed mood
  • Agitation
  • Anxious feelings

Individuals struggling with an opioid addiction will often suffer from multiple symptoms. When addiction is present, obtaining professional treatment is required in order to prevent further damage that can be deadly if an overdose takes place.

The most effective detox method available is medication assisted treatment. This treatment route uses specific prescription medications to help aid in alleviating the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. These medications are also used to ward off cravings for additional opioids so patients are able to focus on their recovery without the intense cravings that often occur with detoxification.

Benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment

Benefits of Detoxing from Opioids with Medication Assisted Treatment

Methadone, Subutex, Suboxone, and Vivitrol are medications that are commonly used within a medication assisted treatment program. By freeing patients up from the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal, these medications help patients become able to focus on the emotional and psychological components in order to ensure long-term recovery. Medication assisted treatment provides the mental clarity required to overcome an addiction to opioids.

At West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, our knowledgeable staff utilizes the most progressive and up-to-date methods of medication and therapeutic treatment to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care. Our compassionate and dedicated staff is here to help you or someone you love take the first steps toward recovery.