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Opioid Crisis

A large number of people in the United States reported using heroin during the past year and an even greater number of people reported using narcotic pain relievers without a prescription.

Narcotic pain relievers include:

  • Codeine
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
  • Methadone
  • Meperidine (Demerol)
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone (Percocet or Oxycontin)

These drugs can cause physical dependence. This means that a person relies on the drug to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Over time, more of the drug is needed for the same effect. This is called drug tolerance. How long it takes to become physically dependent varies with each person.

When the person stops taking the drugs, the body needs time to recover. This causes withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal from opiates can occur any time long-term use is stopped or cut back.

People who go through withdrawal over and over should be treated with buprenorphine maintenance.

Most people need long-term treatment after detox. This can include:

  • Self-help groups, like Narcotics Anonymous or SMART Recovery
  • Outpatient counseling

Anyone going through detox for opiates should be checked for depression and other mental illnesses. The medical and behavioral health professionals at Inspiration Health Addiction Treatment Center are experienced in Treating these disorders which can reduce the risk for relapse. Antidepressant medicines can be given by our medical doctors to help manage these issues.

Dangers of Overdosing After Opiate Detox

One of the biggest dangers after detox is returning to drug use. Most opiate overdose deaths occur in people who have just detoxed. Withdrawal reduces a patient’s tolerance to opioids, so someone who has gone through withdrawal can overdose much more easily on a much smaller dose than a person was used to taking prior to detox.

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