Opioid Detox Program in Charlotte
Helping You Make Informed Decisions
If you’re addicted to using opioids, you’re far from alone. Opioids were prescribed heavily to treat pain the late 1990s and patients quickly became addicted to them. In 2017, 1.7 million people suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, each day more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids.
Freedom Detox is here to help clients with addictions end their abuse and move on to lead healthy lives. Though opioids can be heavily addictive and it may feel impossible to stop using them, the detox process can be easier with the help of our medical team and support staff.
What Are Opioids?
Opiates are extracted from seeds of the opium poppy which contain morphine and codeine. These are synthesized in laboratories, creating opioids to treat pain. In the late 1990s, doctors all over the U.S. prescribed opioids to treat pain. Now, many pharmaceutical companies are being sued by individuals and families who have lost loved ones to opioid overdoses, citing companies as liable in wrongful death cases.
Common opioids that had been prescribed to patients include:
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
- Oxycodone (Percodan, OxyContin)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Heroin (Diacetylmorphine)
Opiates are meant to suppress pain and reduce anxiety, and can be taken by mouth, smoked, or snorted. Many addicts choose to inject opiates.
Dangers of Opioid/Opiate Addiction
Opioid addiction can produce a wealth of health and related issues that can ruin a person’s life and oftentimes, lead to death. Opioid addiction can also lead users to develop other addictions. An estimated 4 to 6 percent of people who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin, another powerfully addictive drug.
Dangers associated with excessive opioid use include:
- Infectious disease from using intravenous needles
- Respiratory arrest and death from overdosing
- Loss of employment
- Being arrested for crimes committed in order to pay for drugs
- Sensitivity to pain
- Excessive sweating
What Does the Detoxification Process Look Like?
If you want to get better, there’s no way around having to go through opioid withdrawal. We understand that the withdrawal process can be painful and challenging, which is why our detox programs provide a safe space for you to detox while being surrounded by a medical staff that monitors your vitals.
Withdrawal symptoms you can expect if you’re addicted to opioids include:
- Agitation or anxiety
- Muscle aches
- Hot and cold flashes
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
By joining Freedom Detox, you can feel safe throughout your recovery knowing that our priority is your well-being.
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