Opiate withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable and distressing. The good news is, that very few people ever die from Opiate withdrawal. For those unfamiliar, Opiate withdrawal has to do with various physical symptoms that a person experiences from stopping, or reducing Opiate pain medication and Heroin.
When a person takes Opiates every day for an extended period, especially in high doses, and then tries to stop abruptly; he or she will likely have some degree of withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms may include any or all of the following: Elevated heart rate, Sweating with hot and cold flashes, Restlessness, Dilated pupils, Achy and sore muscles and joints, Runny nose or watery eyes, Upset of the GI system like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, Tremors or feeling shaky, Yawning frequently, Anxiety and irritability and finally, Goosebumps.
Most of the above symptoms related to withdrawal from Opiates can be greatly reduced with medications prescribed by a physician. The most effective treatments for Opiate withdrawal symptoms are best prescribed by an Addictionologist. An Addictionologist is a physician with special training in dealing with Addictive Diseases.
If a person is trying to avoid Opiate withdrawal symptoms, the best thing to do (of course) is to never begin taking Opiates in the first place. For a person already dependent on Opiates, slowly tapering down on the dose will tend to reduce the withdrawal symptoms when the individual finally stops for good.
For some folks, especially the elderly or those with complicated medical conditions; it is probably advisable to be receive treatment for Opiate withdrawal while in a hospital setting. In that way, the individual can be carefully monitored by the medical staff to try and avoid any major problems during the withdrawal period.
If you or someone you know has a problem with Opiates, excellent help is now available. Call The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi today at 601.261.9101. Or on the web @ www.TheDrugandAlcoholDetoxClinic.com. You can also follow them on Twitter for latest news and update! There’s Still Hope!
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