Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Opioid addiction is something that can be particularly devastating in the life of any individual. Unfortunately, there are countless people who suffer from opioid dependency on a daily basis. When you’re ready to stop taking opioids and break free of your substance abuse, there is a possibility that you could suffer from symptoms of withdrawal as a result of your drug addiction

If you or a loved one is suffering from any form of addiction or abuse, please call Sylvan Detox at (818) 308-3099.

Here are some examples of withdrawal symptoms that you may experience as a result of your drug abuse: 

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea
  • Shakiness 
  • Cravings 
  • Fatigue 

Realistically, the symptoms of withdrawal can vary which is the leading reason why you should always partner with healthcare professionals who will be able to closely monitor what you’re experiencing throughout this challenging part of your addiction treatment.

It’s important to remember that although staying home during the time that you’re experiencing your withdrawal is something that may sound appealing, it’s something that can be incredibly dangerous and potentially life-threatening. You should always be surrounded by a group of medical professionals who will be able to provide you with the supervision and care that you need during this critical stage of your life. If you decide to partner with Sylvan, you can rest assured that our team will work quickly to set you up with the plan that you need. 

Medical Detox to Manage Opioid Withdrawal

Medically assisted treatment is something that can help you tremendously when you’re ready to work through your opioid use disorder. There are certain forms of medication that you can take advantage of during a medically assisted treatment program. Your health care provider will be able to provide you with more information about the options available to you, however, this medication is something that can help to offset the symptoms of opioid withdrawal that many people experience. 

In order for you to get the most benefit out of medical detox, one of the best things that you can do for yourself is get in touch with our treatment team right away. Withdrawal symptoms are something that can set in quite quickly. However, with the right medication treatment plan, you can avoid a lot of the unpleasantness that is associated with the withdrawal process. 

How Long Do Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

Although it’s impossible to tell exactly which symptoms of withdrawal you will experience during your time in opiate and opioid withdrawal, on average, you can expect that they will last approximately one week. Depending on the extent of your opioid use disorder, it’s always possible that you may need to spend more time in a medical detox program. When you come to our opiate and opioid detox center, we will act as your primary care providers and assess not only your physical health but your mental health as well. It’s critical that you provide our healthcare professionals with information regarding your physical and mental health as well as the extent of your opioid addiction. Once you’re done with your detox program, you can transition into a more comprehensive addiction treatment program to further address your substance abuse. 

Medical Detox for Opioid Addiction at Sylvan Detox

If you’re struggling with drug abuse in the form of an addiction to opioids and you’re ready to stop taking opioid drugs, our patient care team is here to help you. We can provide you with patient education as well as a continuing level of care that you need throughout your withdrawal from opiates as well as during the recovery process. If you would like to learn more about our addiction treatment for opioid medications, get in touch with us today for additional information.