Opiate Detox in Orange County

Learn what to expect during Opiate detoxification at Lift Off Recovery.

Opiates are natural opioids such as codeine, morphine, and heroin. Doctors often prescribe opiates as a chronic or serious pain treatment. However, when opioids are used for a prolonged period of time, dependence will likely occur. This can happen even when used as prescribed. 

This means that the individual can experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms if they stop taking them. There were over 16,416 opioid-overdose deaths between the years 2019 and 2020.

What is Opiate Addiction

When a person takes opiates as prescribed by a doctor, it can be a safe and effective way to manage pain. If that individual takes the opiates for an extended period of time, they can build up a tolerance to the substance. 

In this case, they will need to take more of it to achieve the same effect. This can lead to dependence. They may then require opiate detox in Orange County.

As they build up a tolerance to opioids, they will require a larger dose to experience the same sensations. As a result, the user will begin to take larger quantities of the substance. Over time, the individual can become physically dependent on opioids.

Individuals who are dependent on opiates will experience withdrawal symptoms if they decrease or suddenly stop taking them. This can lead to a vicious cycle where they may try cutting back or stopping use altogether. Upon experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal, they’ll start taking the opiates again to ease these symptoms.

What is Opiate Detox?

Detox is a set of interventions with the goal of managing acute withdrawal and intoxication. The purpose is to clear the toxins out of the body of the person who is addicted or acutely intoxicated. Opiate detox in Orange County aims to reduce the physical harm substance abuse brings on.

Why is Detox Necessary?

Individuals who have a dependency on opiates can experience uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal. Because of this, it’s essential that when they’re trying to quit opiates, they undergo medically-supervised detox.

Attempting to stop using opiates “cold turkey” is both hard to do and dangerous. If the addict attempts to quit without medical supervision there are a variety of complications that can occur. It is highly recommended they seek help from medical detox professionals to overcome opiate addiction effectively and safely.

A medical detox program is a safe and structured atmosphere designed to help clients through the unpleasant withdrawal process. Physicians help the individuals overcome their withdrawal symptoms by easing them off the opiates slowly. This process occurs until they are not physically dependent on them any longer. Often, physicians may prescribe certain medications that will help decrease symptoms severity and also curb cravings.

Once the individuals complete the detox program, their physician will likely have them seek additional treatment through an inpatient rehabilitation center. This is a critical component toward long-term sobriety and helps to reduce the chances of relapse. Most detox programs are already situated inside the inpatient rehabilitation centers. Therefore, clients can begin receiving inpatient care easily and transition into additional addiction treatment smoothly.

How To Know It's Time For Detox?

A person who has a dependency on opiates may not immediately start showing symptoms. But, over time, certain symptoms will show up that will indicate that it’s time for detox, including:

  • Cravings that cannot be controlled
  • Not being able to control opiate use
  • Frequent flu-like symptoms
  • Drowsiness
  • Decreased libido
  • Weight loss
  • Changes in sleeping habits
  • Stealing from their family, friends, or co-workers
  • Changes in exercise habits
  • New financial difficulties
  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Lack of hygiene

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

While the opiate or opioid withdrawal symptoms a person experiences are uncomfortable, they’re not life-threatening. Even so, it’s still essential to learn and understand opiate withdrawal, what to expect from it and when it occurs.

Withdrawal symptoms from opioids or opiates vary based on personal health factors. Patterns of use also contribute to the withdrawal symptoms a person will experience. Generally, withdrawal symptoms are experienced in the following way:

Early Symptoms of Withdrawal 

Most individuals that are experiencing opiate withdrawal can expect to experience early mental and physical symptoms, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Aches

Severe Symptoms of Withdrawal

After approximately 72 hours, withdrawal symptoms will peak and then individuals can expect to experience any of these common symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping

Benefits of Going to an Orange County Detox Center like Lift Off Recovery

Doctors can offer their clients a comprehensive treatment program and the highest care possible through:

  • Counseling
  • Medication
  • Follow-up support

Here at Lift Off Recovery, we understand how much of an individual, personal process recovery can be. Each layer of care we provide will include an individualized and personal treatment plan.

Our clients can expect the following treatment methods in our program:

Group Therapy 

Lift Off Recovery’s main goal here at our Anaheim opiates rehab is a sober network and caring community. We understand how challenging sobriety can be. At Lift Off Recovery we aim to provide our clients with a supportive peer group. This group will be there to support and inspire them as well as hold them accountable.

Clients are encouraged to undergo group therapy. Qualified counselors will lead these group therapy sessions. A facilitator will create a safe space where participants can talk about a variety of sobriety-related topics. In a group setting clients interact with peers who have similar struggles.

After Care in Anaheim

Individual Therapy

During individual therapy sessions, clients will talk about and process their experiences. They’ll each be assigned a counselor that’s determined through their unique requirements. Our clients are matched carefully with knowledgeable and trustworthy counselors.

Clients will dig deeper into their group therapy work during these individualized sessions. It’s vital to long-term recovery that clients undergo individual therapy.

Medication Management 

Not only do clients receive opiate detox in Orange County, but also any co-occurring conditions they may have. Many clients at our Anaheim rehab center are not just dealing with drug addiction, but also with other mental health conditions. We have medication management services that will help clients curb their cravings to use opiates and regulate their mental state.

Choose Lift Off Recovery for your Opiate Detox Needs

The choice to become sober is not always an easy one. Each individual has their own unique situation. Because of this, Lift Off Recovery provides multiple layers of care for opiate addiction. 

Before deciding on a substance abuse treatment program, individuals should enroll in a medically-supervised detox program. In a detox facility, they will begin the process of removing all the drug toxins from their bodies.

Once they have completed detox, most will then decide to enroll in our in-patient residential program. Where we provide treatment for any co-occurring conditions. Our team of treatment professionals will provide them with the tools they require to recover from addiction. Contact us today to take the first step toward long-lasting sobriety and recovery.

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If you are looking for inpatient rehab and detox services, Lift Off Recovery can help you recover from an alcohol or drug addiction and safeguard your health and overall well-being.