Opiate Detox Center at Casa Capri Recovery
The opiate rehab center at Casa Capri Recovery delivers the expert tools and nurturing, supportive structure that empowers young women to heal from addiction and create beautiful, joyful sober lives. You’ll begin your personalized opiate addiction treatment program with our highest level of care in our drug detox center. Casa Capri’s medically supervised detox is very different from cold, impersonal hospital detoxes. Our space is designed to be a warm, welcoming and safe home away from home where you’ll be nurtured and supported during this critical step on your journey back to health and happiness. You’ve been through so much, let our kind, compassionate staff care for and love you when you need it most. Call now 855-816-8826.
Withdrawing from opiates such as morphine, OxyContin® and heroin, can be excruciating, scary, life threatening and not something you should ever attempt on your own. During your stay at the detox portion of Casa Capri’s opiate addiction rehab you’ll be under a doctor’s care 24 hours a day to ensure your safety and comfort as you detoxify your body. To keep you calm and comfy, your doctor will prescribe medication to help lessen both physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. You do not have to do this alone; our caring, all-female staff will be there for you every step of the way.
Once your body is clean and clear from addictive substances, you’ll be ready to begin a customized addiction treatment program designed just for you and your journey. Often the biggest obstacle young women face in sobriety is the need to heal deep underlying wounds, behaviors and trauma. If you have struggled with co-occurring mental conditions, multiple addiction types, eating disorders or past traumatic experiences, Casa Capri has the resources, therapeutic programming and unconditional love necessary to help you heal it all. You really can begin a whole new life full of love for yourself and the world. We’ll show you how just pick up the phone and give us a call at 855-816-8826.
Find an Opiate Detoxification Program to Help Manage Withdrawal
There’s no secret that opiates abuse and addiction have become a significant problem in today’s world. In 2012, over 2.1 million people in the United States alone, were battling opiates abuse related disorders, and the number of unintentional deaths has quadrupled since 1999.
The problem with opiates is that they provide a fast and easy relief from pain. That is the main reason why people struggling with physical or emotional disorders choose them to the detriment of other over-the-counter pain relievers. However, if used for an extended periods, opiates can lead to addiction.
Can This Drug Cause Both Physical and Psychological Dependence?
Many factors can lead to addiction, but the intense feeling of pleasure is a critical one. It is the same feeling associated with basic life functions such as eating or sex.
It is important to mention that these good feelings of pleasure are strongly related to the circumstances and the environment in which they happen. Therefore when the abuser finds himself in the same place, doing the same things, memories of those intense moments will drive him to recreate those emotions and abuse a certain drug.
By stimulating the brain’s reward system over a long period, opiates change the way the brain’s chemistry works and lead to psychological and physical dependence. In reality, the pain doesn’t stop; the body just begins to perceive it differently. That is because the entire central nervous system, as well as the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, is affected.
There are cases when people use opiates for a short period, and only for pain relief. These individuals are less likely to become addicts, and they won’t encounter any of the problems described above.
When Does Withdrawal Start After Stopping Use?
Because opiate abuse has a significant impact on how the brain is functioning, patients start to think that their body isn’t feeling “right” anymore without the drug’s help. That’s when the withdrawal process begins.
Although not life-threatening, withdrawal from opiates can be very uncomfortable, pushing patients to take a new dose to get the relief they need. In some of the milder cases, the withdrawal will feel like a flu.
- Short-acting opiates: Withdrawal may begin after 8-24 hours after the last dose, and it can last between four and ten days.
- Long-acting opiates: Withdrawal may start after 12-48 hours, and it can last 10-20 days
The medical staff should monitor symptoms regularly or any other complications that may appear while the patients are trying to flush the drug out of their system. In short, the doctor examines either the symptoms are present or not, or if the patient’s condition is mild, moderate or severe.
Some of the opiates withdrawal symptoms include:
- Stomach cramps
- Drug craving
- Muscle cramps
Depending on the situation, doctors may recommend 2-3 liters of water per day, if the patient struggles with extreme perspiration or diarrhea. Usually moderate or severe opiate withdrawal is treated with clonidine or other medications like methadone, buprenorphine or codeine phosphate.
How Can a Medical Detox Program Help?
A proper medical detox program can help patients regain confidence and control of their lives and health. As mentioned above, opiates have very dangerous effects on the brain; therefore most treatments address these changes.
A team of professionals prescribes medications to alleviate some of the more severe withdrawal symptoms such as pain, nausea or vomiting. All this time patients are not allowed to engage in any physical activity, and they must be under strict supervision 24/7. When the body is clean from the harmful drug, patients will begin a customized addiction treatment program that considers their medical history, unique needs and circumstances, and so on.
Often people struggling with opiate addiction are more easily prone to other co-occurring conditions such as eating disorders, multiple addiction or mental conditions. In such cases, patients should enroll in an inpatient treatment facility.
These residential programs require that the patient lives at the facility for a set period so that professionals can monitor their detox and rehabilitation process.
In an outpatient facility, on the other hand, patients can continue to go about their regular lives but must attend therapy sessions. In the majority of cases, outpatient treatments comprise individual or group counseling, behavioral therapy, fitness therapy or psychotherapy.
Is It Smart to Stop Using This Drug Cold Turkey?
Although this may seem a straightforward solution for some opiate addicts, it isn’t. In fact, it is very dangerous to stop using opiates cold turkey. Quitting the drug this way will only intensify the symptoms.
Most people think that there is hope in doing it alone and they may feel very determined at first. But, when the withdrawal sets in, most of them don’t have the support system and determination to push through the symptoms. That’s why it is crucial for those committed to quitting the drug to start looking for professional help.
The only situation in which a person may stop using the drug is when he or she is not addicted to the substance in use. Often doctors prescribe opiates based drugs for those suffering from severe pain. In this case, the dose is constantly controlled and adjusted based on the individual’s needs and symptoms.
What Is the Next Step to Recovery after Detox?
The patients that managed to finish the detox program are accommodated away from those who are still struggling with withdrawal. Then, the facility will help prepare patients for a new, happy life in sobriety.
Many rehab centers also offer onsite meditation therapy or holistic therapies that can support healing at all levels: body, mind, and spirit. That way, different types of therapies and career or academic counseling can help people truly enjoy their new found freedom and regain their lost powers.