For many people who are dependent on opioids, detoxification is much more necessary than rehabilitation. After taking Opioids for some time you might notice you need a higher dosage to achieve the same effects. For these people, many of whose dependency stems from doctor-prescribed opiate medication, the addiction is largely physical. There are no abusive behaviors to curb or personal issues to address--the essence of the problem is simply that the body needs to be rid of the opioid drugs.
Successful Heroin detox is a tricky process. Lowering your dose too quickly can leave you battered by a variety of devastating withdrawal symptoms. Lower it too slowly or allow yourself to see-saw between higher and lower dosages can mean long-term damage to your liver and respiratory system and even overdose. The safest, most effective Heroin detox with the highest success rate is one that is done with the guidance of a medical professional.
Continued use of OxyContin can have several negative physical and emotional effects. Physical problems and health issues become more probable over the long-term, issues that affect the heart, liver and respiratory system especially. Liver failure, respiratory system depression and heart disease are all common among those who take OxyContin for long periods of time and for these reasons it is important to undergo an effective OxyContin detox as soon as possible.
Withdrawal symptoms end as soon as oxycodone is used again, making it extremely difficult to detox. oxycodone produces an extremely strong addiction. The success rate for traditional detox methods of oxycodone rehabilitation is very low - only 7% escape the oxycodone abuse cycle.
Over time using Opioids pain medication users can develop a dependence for the drug. Your body become used to having the drug in your system. If you stop taking Opioids you may develop strong withdrawal symptoms such as muscle pain, anxiety, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting and experience irritability.
Other Opioid Narcotics include Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Demerol, Morphine and Percocet. Some Opioid side effects are Constipation, Drowsiness and Nausea or Vomiting. A variety of medications and procedures are used to detox from Opioids in a medical environment. Methadone and Suboxone are some of the medications used.