Opiate Detox

Opiates are prescription medications used for pain management, they are also known as opioids. The prescription drugs produce a short-lived euphoria, that have been proven addictive. According to the National Institute of Drugs, It is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide. Familiar names of opiate medications are hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, codeine, methadone, and related prescription drugs.

The opiate epidemic in the United States has been the leading cause of accidental deaths, surpassing vehicular collisions. Drug users who start with prescription pill abuse can easily lead to a full blown heroin addiction. The harder opiates are to find, the more attractive heroin becomes. Heroin produces the same high as opiates and is substantially cheaper on the street.

Even when prescribed, this category of drugs can take such a toll—both physically and mentally—on their users that traditional 'cold turkey' methods of detox are often ineffective. Thus, other detox methods are paramount and vastly superior.  At Banyan Treatment Centers, we believe in a proper medical detox because it is safer, far more comfortable, and the best way to start a successful recovery. Recognizing the varied needs of individuals, we ensure that our detox programs are conducted in settings like hospitals or specialized facilities offering 24/7 medical supervision. This approach is particularly crucial for managing the withdrawal from sedatives, alcohol, and opioids. Moreover, our environments are equipped to address any accompanying physical or mental health issues, tailoring the detox process to the unique challenges faced by each patient.

Duration of Detox Treatment: How Long Should You Expect?

Detox treatment duration can vary significantly depending on several critical factors, such as the type of substance involved and your unique physical and psychological health needs. Generally, the detox phase can range from a brief period of a few days to potentially several weeks. Common durations include short programs like 3, 5, 7, or 10 days, but it can extend longer depending on the severity of dependency and substance type.

After completing the initial detox, it's typical for patients to transition into a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program at the same facility. This next phase is crucial as it focuses on therapy and acquiring skills necessary for long-term sobriety. Importantly, the cost of these programs may be wholly or partially covered by health insurance, depending on your policy details. So, while the detox itself might be relatively brief, the complete journey to recovery needs a longer-term commitment and could be supported financially by your insurance plan.

What are Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal?

When opiates are discontinued suddenly, the person can experience a number of unpleasant feelings and reactions, also known as withdrawal symptoms. Even those taking opioids for a long period of time as prescribed by a doctor can experience this change. Opiates are currently among the most abused substances available.


Some of the withdrawal symptoms include:

      • Muscle aches
      • Yawning uncontrollably
      • Diarrhea
      • Abdominal cramping
      • Goose bumps on the skin
      • Nausea and vomiting
      • Dilated pupils and possibly blurry vision
      • Rapid heartbeat
      • High blood pressure
      • Restlessness
      • Anxiety
      • Lacrimation (eyes tearing up)
      • Runny nose
      • Excessive sweating
      • Inability to sleep

Here at Banyan, we help make our clients as comfortable as possible because we understand what a trying process opiate detox can be.

Opiate Detox Methods

Opiate detox is a very dangerous thing. Many articles can be found on how to detox at home but even with following these steps, you have no protection from two of the biggest hurdles during an opiate withdrawal; mental obsession and the dangerous medical complications that can occur. Withdrawal from any form of opiates is a serious matter should be done under medical supervision to prevent all complications.

Banyan’s Opiate Detox Program

An opiate addiction treatment plan comes with intense therapy sessions including individual and group settings, education on the disease of addiction, family support groups, relapse prevention, aftercare programs and so much more. Banyan’s Opiate Detox Program’s goals are to support our clients during their recovery journey and always encourage their continuous growth, we feel the more supported our clients feel, the more courage they will have to continue in their battle against addiction.

If you or someone you know is struggling with opiate addiction or abuse, help is just a phone call away. Call Banyan Treatment Centers now, we are here to help: (888) 422-1651.

Most Insurance Plans Accepted

At Banyan Treatment Centers, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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