Drug Detox Rehab and Program
- Parent Category: Rehab
- Category: Detox
- Written by Stop Admin
Now there is a newer type of replacement therapy for individuals suffering with Opiate Detox called Suboxone. Again this is just basically switching addictions from one drug to another. A drug is a drug. Suboxone will, inevitably harm your body just as Heroin, Hydrocodone, or Morphine. The withdrawal symptoms that a person experiences from Suboxone aren’t as intense as some of the other opiates which is what make it so popular. People don’t consider the long term effects when deciding on replacement therapy for Opiates. They are only thinking of the horrible detox that they are going to face without some type of Opiate.
There is also the method used in Opiate Detox of tapering down gradually off of the drug. The long term success of this method is also quite low. Especially for individuals who purchase their opiates off of the streets. It takes self control that many addicts don’t have when they are struggling through the detox. However, this is definitely an accomplishable option for someone who is under the care and supervision of a doctor. Then they can be sure that the addict is actually tapering off slowly under their supervision, possibly in a hospital setting.
The last, and most successful method for opiate detox is inpatient treatment. Sometimes a person experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms will go through a medical detox before starting the actual program. Usually this is not necessary, and lots of rest and relation will suffice. As soon as the withdrawal symptoms are gone, the inpatient treatment centers will handle the mental effects that the opiates have on the person as well. This is what makes the inpatient treatment have such high success rates. Heroin is a mentally as well as well as a physically addictive drug. With out treatment for both issues, mental and physical, the addict will usually return to the drug eventually.