Opiate Addiction

When people start using drugs, they usually don’t intend on getting addicted to it. However, when you continue using them, your body becomes dependent on drugs. It usually comes to a point where you think that you can’t live without them.  You eventually end up losing everything you’ve had.  You lose your job, you lose self-respect, you may lose your family, and you may lose your life.

Expect a lot from a person who is going through an opiate withdrawal without assistance. There’s the “cold turkey” method which can be so awfully painful.  Most people who undergo this process have the possibility of going back to using because it may be their only means of escape. The withdrawal stage can sometimes be so ruthless that doing it by yourself usually does not work for most people.

The withdrawal stage can last from a week to a month.

Sometimes, it depends on the severity of symptoms and the amount used, how long a person has been using, the age of the victim and some other factors.  Synthetic opiate withdrawal from oxycodone, suboxone or methadone can be challenging, if not more difficult than heroin.

Indications will consist of severe muscle aches and pains, diarrhea and sweating and may experience loss of appetite and inability to sleep.

There are so many ways to help a person undergoing an opiate withdrawal—help that can make the withdrawal undertaking the most endurable. We at MidCities Psychiatry have a commitment to excellence when it comes to the level of care we provide.  It is possible for a person to end an opiate addiction once and for all. You can live a happy and productive drug-free life again.

We are here to help and guide you through this challenging journey of yours.  

If you, or someone you know, needs help with opiate withdrawal, call the office of Dr. Seema Kazi, let’s see if can help you.

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