The opioid crisis is a very real threat in the United States. Over 67% of drug overdose deaths involved an opioid in 2017 alone.1 Because an opiate addiction can be so dangerous, it is important to get help. At our substance abuse treatment center in Cathedral City, we offer opiate detox services to help people quit for good.

Opiate Withdrawal & The Opiate Detox Process

Opioid detox is different for everyone. Some people will only experience mild withdrawal symptoms, while others could face more serious side effects that can even become fatal without proper medical attention. How severe opioid withdrawal is will depend on a variety of considerations. These factors may include the severity of the addiction, the length of the substance abuse problems, the patient’s medical history, and the patient’s use of other substances.

Possible withdrawal symptoms during an opioid detox may include:

    • Sweating
    • Tremors
    • Drug cravings
    • Muscle aches
    • Rapid heart rate
    • Mood swings
    • Anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • Stomach pain or nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea

The opiate withdrawal timeline also varies. Many people will start to experience symptoms within a few hours after the drug was last ingested, and symptoms typically peak within a few days. Most of the symptoms will disappear after a week or so, but some lingering side effects may still occur and can be further addressed in the next phase of treatment.

Opiate Detox in Cathedral City

Because of the dangerous withdrawal symptoms, our opiate detox center offers a medical detox in Palm Springs with trained personnel and 24/7 support available. Our staff will closely monitor your vitals and withdrawal symptoms and do their best to mitigate side effects and make the process as comfortable as possible. In the event of more serious health complications, they will be able to act quickly to try and prevent the problem from getting worse.

Opiate detox is often just as much physical as it is psychological. Those who try to detox on their own often struggle with drug cravings before giving in. Our patients receive around-the-clock supervision and support to help them stay on the right track so that they can enter the next phase of treatment. We will not only pay attention to the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal but also help our patients work through their psychological problems.

After our opiate detox services in Palm Springs, the road to recovery is still just beginning. Addiction is a far-reaching issue that requires a complete treatment plan in order to see long-term success. Patients who finish an opiate detox will transition into one of our other levels of care, such as our residential addiction treatment. Programming in these levels will include a variety of therapies and evidence-based practices to work through the ancillary issues related to a substance abuse problem and help heal the damage that their addiction has already left behind. Together, these techniques give the patient the best chance of achieving long-term sobriety.

Contact Banyan Palm Springs today to learn more about our California opioid detox center.


  1. CDC – Drug Overdose Deaths

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