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Heroin and other opiates like morphine and codeine charm those that use them, producing a warm and fuzzy feeling of well-being. Opioid drugs like these are around to pharmaceutically treat severe pain and help people through struggles in surgery.

Unfortunately, opiates have an extremely high potential for abuse and that little pill doctor prescribed can quickly turn into a big problem. As a person uses opiates, even as the doctor ordered, they may inadvertently find themselves chemically dependent and begin experiencing withdrawals.

Opiate Detox & Withdrawal

Opiates like heroin can build a chemical dependency fairly quickly, especially at highly abused doses. Those who have reached this point and had withdrawals know by experience how painful and grueling this can be.

Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal include:

The brutal reality of the above cannot be understated, and it is the reason why so many opiate addicts struggle to avoid relapsing over and over again.

These symptoms peak around days 3 to 5 of abstaining from opioids.

Those who choose the “cold turkey method” of completely abstaining without tapering off feel the pain even more. Thankfully medicated assisted detoxification using opioid replacements like Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) can ease cravings and reduce symptoms of withdrawal as the user starts their recovery journey.

Medically-Assisted Opiate Detoxification

During medically-assisted detoxification for opiates, the person in recovery is given a measured dose of Suboxone or a similar prescription containing partial opioid agonists and opioid antagonists.

Buprenorphine is the partial agonist many users turn to get the on their sober journey. Being a partial agonist, rather than a full agonist like heroin, buprenorphine can satisfy the body’s opioid receptors without producing the great euphoria associated with drugs like heroin.

Naloxone, the other compound found in Suboxone, is what we call an opioid antagonist. It works by reversing the depression of the nervous system and respiratory system caused by opioid use. It is sometimes used alone to reverse an opioid overdose. When paired with buprenorphine, Naloxone works to further reduce the gentle high produced by buprenorphine.

Some people disagree with the use of Suboxone to get clean and write it off as an ease cop-out. However, this FDA-approved medicine has been confirmed by studies to greatly reduce the rate of relapse, thus helping people stopping the cycle of addiction.

Here at Safe & Sound in Costa Mesa, we use Suboxone as a detoxification tool, tapering down doses rather quickly. We do this in a safe manner so that our patients do not have to continue relying on medicated-assisted treatment for long periods of time.

Detox From Opiates in Costa Mesa, Orange County

If you or a loved one is looking to detox in Orange County, our Costa Mesa Opiate Detox Center can help make the process more tolerable. Don’t continue to try detoxing at home if you have continuously failed to hold your sobriety.

In addition to the medically-assisted detox, our therapeutic services can provide the tools you need to maintain abstinence and avoid relapse.

When you’re ready to make the first step, give our detox and rehab admissions line a call at (949) 408-3711. Our experienced admissions team will then quickly get started on your comprehensive personalized treatment program.