Opioid addictions and abuse disorders are a growing epidemic. As a premier rehab and treatment center, Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas is positioned to help you or your loved one through opioid detox to live beyond addiction.
Originally used to treat acute pain post-surgery and chronic pain, prescription opioids are also used to help manage pain in cancer patients. Now, the opioid epidemic – or the abuse of prescription pills, OTC medication, or illicit narcotics – currently sits at 36 million people worldwide and more than 2 million people in the U.S. alone. Common opioids include oxycodone, codeine, heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and methadone.
Overusing and abusing opioids results in a sense of euphoria, but the body quickly builds up a tolerance, leading to cravings and further abuse of the drugs to achieve the same high.
Some of the physical and mental side effects of drug abuse include:
Unfortunately, the side effects of trying to detox from opioids pose physical symptoms, as well, and can even be life-threatening. While opioid detoxification varies among individuals, typically within the first 24 hours, they experience anxiety, restlessness, the inability to sleep, spasms, teary eyes, runny nose, abnormal sweating, and aching muscles. Moving past the 24-hour mark, they may experience gooseflesh, dilated pupils, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, high blood pressure, and rapid pulse.
Right from the start, Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas offers a medically supervised detoxification program to help you get through the withdrawal process successfully, with our clinical specialists providing around-the-clock monitoring to keep you safe and comfortable throughout the entire detox process. Depending on your drug of choice, you may be prescribed certain medications to alleviate the discomfort of withdrawal and to help reduce cravings.1 You will likely be tapered off of these medications until you are no longer physically dependent on the drug.
Once you are stabilized, you will enter the therapy phase of drug recovery, which can include behavioral therapy, individual and group counseling, family therapy, health and wellness education, and medication-assisted therapy.
Admitting your dependence on opioids or other substances is the first step toward your recovery. At Landmark Recovery of Las Vegas, we are ready to help you safely discontinue your opioid use and lay the groundwork for maintaining long-term sobriety. Call to speak with a recovery specialist today at 725-217-9910.
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1) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Treatment Improvement Protocol 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131