Opiate Detox at Banyan Delaware

Opiates are a class of drugs naturally derived from the opium plant and used to treat pain. They include morphine, heroin, and codeine among others. Similarly, opioids include both opiates as well as synthetic opioids. All these drugs are highly addictive, have a high risk of overdose, and can lead to serious problems when abused long-term.

The United States is currently in the middle of an opioid epidemic because of this wide-spread abuse. An estimated two million people are believed to have a prescription opioid use disorder and there are many more who have become addicted to other types of opioids.1 At Banyan Treatment Centers Delaware, we have an opiate detox program to help people quit for good and move forward with their lives.

What to Expect During Opiate Withdrawal

An opiate detox is often the first step to quitting abuse of these drugs, but withdrawal is usually inevitable. Because the body has become dependent on these drugs, the result is often a series of undesirable side effects as the body readjusts to not having opioids in its system. How long these symptoms last will depend, but the opiate withdrawal timeline usually last anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks. Some psychological symptoms can linger or return even months later.

Some common opiate withdrawal symptoms during detox include:

  • Racing heartbeat
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Muscles aches and pain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Stomach pain and nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Intense drug craving

Opioid withdrawal can vary in both the type of symptoms as well as severity of the symptoms. Some people may only experience mild symptoms while others could face more serious medical complications. Factors like the severity of the addiction, duration of the opiate abuse, polysubstance use, and the user’s individual physical and mental health can all affect how the opiate detox process will go. To be safe, a medical opiate detox is recommended.

Our Delaware Opiate Detox Center

Because opioid withdrawal can be unpredictable and sometimes even dangerous, we offer a medical detox from opiates that focuses on patient safety, comfort, and long-term success.

Our medical detox center in Milford includes 24-hour supervision and support from experienced medical staff members. Not only will they monitor your withdrawal symptoms and vitals throughout the opiate detox process, but also, they are trained to immediately handle any complications that may arise. They will also prescribe medications when possible to ease discomfort and pain.

Along with helping patients through uncomfortable physical withdrawal symptoms, our opioid detox center provides a controlled and supportive environment for recovery. Patients are separated from everyday drug triggers and lack access to opioids. Both factors help make the opiate detox process more successful than it would be at home where the risk of relapse is high. The community of support created by our staff and the other patients at our residential rehab also help patients through the psychological symptoms that often accompany withdrawal. This support is often a big part of creating a solid foundation for lasting sobriety.

Although our Delaware opiate detox program is just the beginning, it is an important first step to getting and staying sober. Stop waiting and start you journey to recovery today.


  1. APA- Nearly One in Three People Know Someone Addicted to Opioids; More than Half of Millennials believe it is Easy to Get Illegal Opioids

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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