Once people attempt to stop abusing opiates, they suffer physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms occur because the body is adjusting to not receiving the drug. In some cases, the withdrawal symptoms can cause deadly complications. For this reason, most medical experts recommend detox and subsequent drug rehabilitation for individuals struggling with opiate addiction. Detox occurs before participation at the opiate addiction treatment program in Lake Arrowhead, California.
There’s no set list of symptoms that people will experience during opiate withdrawal. The severity and length of these symptoms depend on each individual. Typically, the average dosage and duration of opiate abuse play major roles in determining the impact.
Common withdrawal symptoms include:
- Bone pain
- Muscles aches
- Stomach cramps
Sometimes, withdrawal symptoms become so severe that they make people relapse. Undergoing a medically monitored detox lessens that risk. To facilitate the process, at Serenity Lodge, we can use suboxone therapy to take the edge off of withdrawal symptoms.