Opioid Detox

Opioids are used medically to treat pain. Preoperative, postoperative and serious injury pain, not minor pain. Brand names of the prescription versions of this drug are; OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet. Heroin is the illegal version, it is not regulated or monitored, and is usually injected.

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While detox services are not offered at our JourneyPure Melbourne campus, JourneyPure has several other facilities that provide detox. We will make sure you receive the highest care of medical detoxification.

Opioids are central nervous system depressants, they react with receptors in the brain and nervous system to manage pain, and regulate heart rate and breathing. Habitual use, even when prescribed by a medical professional, can lead to an opioid dependence. Heroin and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers can lead to an overdose resulting in hospitalization and possible death. It is estimated that 2 million people are addicted to prescription painkillers nationwide, and almost 1 million battle with heroin. So remember, you are not alone, help is always available, if you or someone you know struggle with opioid addiction, do not hesitate, call our opioid detox center in Melbourne, Florida right now.

What Are Opioids?

Naturally occurring opioids are produced by the body to address mild to moderate pain, and mood disorders like depression. The body will never produce enough to risk overdose. That said, opioids are prescribed when not enough of the naturally occurring drug is being produced to manage elevated pain. Heroin and prescribed versions of opioids mimic the ones that occur naturally in the body. Opioids affect the brainstem, which controls functions like breathing and heart rate. They function on the limbic system in the brain which manages emotions and emits feelings of pleasure or relaxation. Opioids reduce pain by sending messages through the spinal column and from the brain to the rest of the body.

What is Opioid Withdrawal?

Prolonged use of opioids will cause dependence. The body becomes reliant on the drug for things it should be doing, and providing for itself. Abuse and overuse of these drugs change the way nerve receptors work in your brain, and these receptors become dependent upon the drug to function. As the individual’s use increases, so does their tolerance, escalating their use to dangerous levels to achieve the same high. It is with this increase that a user becomes a higher risk of overdosing or death. Many people become dependent on these drugs in order to avoid pain, but once they attempt to stop they begin to experience withdrawal symptoms and they stay dependent for that reason. These symptoms can begin just hours of the past use. For these reasons, finding professional help that properly treats these withdrawal symptoms like the kind we offer at our opioid detox in Melbourne, Florida is a critical step in the recovery from opioid addiction.

Signs of opioid withdrawal are:

  • Nausea or “flu-like” symptoms
  • Muscle aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

A medical detox facility is critical in helping individuals through these challenges. It is not only safer, but our opioid detox center in Melbourne can provide you with a much more comfortable, manageable experience.

Why Choose JourneyPure’s Melbourne Opioid Detox Center?

Here at our opioid detox in Melbourne, FL, we feel confident that we can help an individual with this challenging yet, freeing journey.  The detox process is simply ridding your body of this toxic substance, and recovery is learning to live without it. Detox can be completed in 5 to 10 days but can last longer depending on the length and intensity of the addiction.

Medications can be an effective tool in controlling symptoms like nausea and vomiting, sleep issues, and mood swings. Suboxone may be used. It combines two drugs, Naloxone, and Suboxone to provide relief from the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. These drugs can be used for maintenance even after the patient returns home. However, like all medications, they need to be taken in the appropriate dosage and frequency, or other addiction issues can arise.

It is not uncommon for individuals who are wishing to end their addictions, to want to detox naturally. This natural or holistic method of detox does not utilize medications (unless absolutely necessary). Other means of comfort and support can be provided by our team here at our Melbourne opioid detox center to improve this process. Holistic sleep aids, breathing techniques, and nutritional support can all help to give the individual strength and comfort. In all cases, talk therapy is made available so that the patient receives the emotional support need to be successful with detox. Individual therapy is pivotal in helping the patient deals with emotions that arise when the effects of the drugs begin to wear off, and the gravity of their behavior, and life dilemmas begin to sink in. Family counseling is also provided so that the family can begin to understand how they can help their loved ones to help themselves, and to provide the support needed for their ongoing recovery. CBT and DBT are behavioral therapies utilized to improve one’s sense of self, establish boundaries and prevent triggers from undoing the work that they have so courageously committed to in detox. Group therapy is also a beneficial modality, introducing the patient to others who have shared in their experiences.

The most important thing at our detox facility is that the patient is safe and comfortable during this process. When a patient is ready to leave detox, we recommend they transition to an opioid rehab as part of their ongoing plan to recover from opioid addiction.

Get The Help You Deserve At Our Opioid Detox in Melbourne, Florida

If you are addicted to opioids and are ready to quit, contact our opioid detox in Melbourne, Florida right now. You do not need to keep going down a path of destruction. You can reach out for help and begin blazing a new trail for your recovery.

Do not waste any more time abusing drugs. Call our detox center right now to find out how we can help you.