Texas has one of the lowest opioid overdose death rates in the country with just over 1500 in 2017. But how often we forget that individuals aren’t statistics. Opiates impact the lives of individuals, families, and communities. If you or your loved one face opiate addiction, it’s time to reclaim your life by learning more about Texas Opiate Withdrawal and Detox.
No matter where you live, The Right Step can assist you in taking this first step toward healing.
What Is Opiate Withdrawal Like?
Those going through either a planned or involuntary detox generally experience withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Shaking and discomfort
- Heart and breathing irregularities
As you experience these symptoms, you may additionally face intense cravings as a survival mechanism. In other words, you may feel like you’re dying and believe that using is the only thing that can stop it.
But this is a lie your body is telling you.
While using could temporarily stop the withdrawal, it would keep you in an endless cycle. And that cycle will continue until you get into Texas Opiate Withdrawal and Detox and Treatment.
Why Does Opiate Withdrawal Occur?
Doctors prescribe opiates as well as synthetic opioids to treat pain. They treat pain by slowing the heart and lungs down and dulling mental and physical sensations. At the same time, it causes feelings of euphoria.
Not only does the body learn to live in this state for survival. Once you’ve been without for a while, normal senses come back full force. You may perceive these sensations as pain. And your body acts erratically until it can re-stabilize itself.
But know that this is temporary. And medically-assisted detox in a Texas Opiate Withdrawal and Detox like The First Step can ease withdrawal symptoms for a safer and more comfortable detox
How Medical Detox Can Help
You’ve become physically and mentally dependent on drugs. So you will have withdrawal. And, yes, you will be very tempted to use to get relief.
Medical detox at the First Step can increase your chances of success and help you take those first steps toward recovery.
A person who detoxes from opiates runs a severe risk of dehydration because of the gastrointestinal symptoms. Additionally, heart and lung symptoms may lead to heart failure. And, finally, because the cravings are so intense, you have a tremendous chance of relapse within days or weeks.
In medical detox, doctors, nurses, and other addiction professionals observe you and guide you through a safer detox process. In addition to monitoring and nursing care, this process may include prescribed medications. For example, you might receive clinic-administered methadone that eases withdrawal without causing the debilitating effects of opiates.
As you learn to manage your addiction through therapy, the doctors slowly lower the dose until you no longer need the methadone or your opiate/opioid of choice. This is known as medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
How The Right Step Manages Your Texas Opiate Withdrawal and Detox
At The Right Step, we offer Medical Opiate Detox as part of our holistic and individualized drug treatment program. It’s vital to understand that Texas Opiate Withdrawal and Detox is just the beginning. You need to learn to manage your addiction through a variety of evidence-based treatments program that:
- Aids your understanding of what causes addiction
- Prioritizes both mental and physical health
- Involves family in the healing and recovery process
- Provides robust Aftercare support to prevent relapse
You complete treatment in an individualized program that may include:
- Residential treatment in Texas
- Partial hospitalization programs (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient programs (IOP)
- Alumni programs in Texas
- Sober living houses
Additionally, we offer a Chronic Relapse Track, specially designed for those who’ve gone through the program before and continue to relapse. It’s nothing to be ashamed about. Around 50% of people will relapse within two years. But scientists have found that a robust ongoing program like ours can cut your risk in half.
With locations in Houston, Dallas Fort Worth, and Hill Country, TX, we have a location near you. If opiates have taken over your life, call us at 17135283709 to take that first step toward recovery.