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Know About Withdrawal

What to Expect

Withdrawal from opiates is painful, but usually not life threatening.


Early symptoms of withdrawal include:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Increased tearing
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose
  • Sweating
  • Yawning
  • Late symptoms of withdrawal include:
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Goose bumps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Buprenorphine (Subutex) treats withdrawal from opiates, and it can shorten the length of detox. It may also be used for long-term maintenance, like methadone. Buprenorphine may be combined with Naloxone (Bunavail, Suboxone, Zubsolv), which helps prevent dependence and misuse.

Vivitrol/Naltrexone can help prevent relapse. It is available in pill form or as an injection.

Vivitrol requires an injection every 28 days at our office, so it is time released and does not require taking a pill every day. It also, however, can bring about a sudden and severe withdrawal if taken while opioids are still in your system.

Management of mild withdrawal, can be helped with the addition of clonidine or opioid medications such as buprenorphine.

Withdrawal from opioids can be known by many different names. Below you will find commonly used terms associated with Opioid Withdrawal.

Dope sickness; Substance use – opiate withdrawal; Substance abuse – opiate withdrawal; Drug abuse – opiate withdrawal; Narcotic abuse – opiate withdrawal; Methadone – opiate withdrawal; Pain medicines – opiate withdrawal; Heroin abuse – opiate withdrawal; Morphine abuse – opiate withdrawal; Opioid withdrawal; Meperidine – opiate withdrawal; Dilaudid – opiate withdrawal; Oxycodone – opiate withdrawal; Percocet – opiate withdrawal; Oxycontin – opiate withdrawal; Hydrocodone – opiate withdrawal; Detox – opiates; Detoxification – opiates

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