Opiate Addiction Treatments
Opiate drugs or opioids are painkilling and narcotic drugs that are made with a base of opium. They affect the body’s mood and sensory systems causing euphoria and numbness. Common drugs in this category are Heroin, OxyContin, Hydrocodone, Lortab, Percocet and Norco. Addictions develop quickly and are usually severe. Medication is usually necessary to combat withdrawal symptoms during detox.
Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
Opiate withdrawal symptoms are usually severe and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks depending on the length of the drug abuse. Even after acute symptoms go away, mental and physical discomfort can last for varied lengths of time. Opiate addictions are very difficult to beat and medical assistance is recommended for your best chance at success. Common symptoms include:
- Drug Cravings
- Large Pupils
- Chills and Goose Bumps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Body Aches
- Severe Negative Moods and Agitation
Addiction Treatment with SUBOXONE®
SUBOXONE® (buprenorphine and naloxone) is an FDA approved medication that is used to fight opioid or painkiller addiction. It suppresses withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings while blocking the effects of other opioids for at least 24 hours. Buprenorphine does not cause the euphoria that opioid drugs are associated with so its abuse potential is lower than methadone and other alternative medications. Our physicians will assess your current situation and put you on a prescription regiment that will give you the best chance of success.