Withdrawal From Drugs – Alcohol Treatment
- Parent Category: Rehab
- Category: Withdrawal From Drugs
- Written by Stop Admin
Not only do opiates give one a physical feeling of numbness, but they also can put the person into a euphoric state and a feeling of extreme comfort. Heroin is an opiate and has similar affects as painkillers such as OxyContin, morphine, codeine, methadone and pethidine, all of which are given to patients who may be experiencing pain. All of these drugs have just as bad or worse withdrawal symptoms as heroin.
Doctors and rehabilitation centers have brought methadone use to epidemic levels seemingly not taking into consideration the problems that can come with long term use of it. In many cases the symptoms of methadone withdrawal can be as bad as the withdrawal symptoms of the drug that the rehabilitation clinic is trying to wean the patient off of. Often this results in people having a very hard time stopping their dependence of methadone and becoming addicted to it.
People who are experiencing painkiller withdrawal will feel very ill, sick to their stomach, and they will be depressed. These can be debilitating symptoms and if a person has obligations such as work, school or children, they will be extremely hesitant to quit their drug and face not being able to function for the next few days to a week. It is important to get them to a place where they can be as comfortable as possible and have the least amount of temptation possible.