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Opioid Detox

Opioid Detox







Comfortable Opioid Detox

Our opioid detox center in Florida has been helping people who have become addicted to opiates overcome their addiction through medically supervised opioid detoxification. We supervise each patient throughout the whole process and make sure that the withdrawal symptoms are bearable. Our goal is to make opioid detox as comfortable as possible so that the recovery process can begin.

When a person has become addicted to an opioid drug, such as heroin, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, or other prescription pain killers, their brains neurochemistry has adapted to the presence of the opioids, and without continued intake, they will experience physical withdrawal symptoms. A medically supervised detox is necessary to ensure that the client will not relapse or experience a medical emergency

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Our Opioid Detox Program

Medication is required to help a person detox from opioids because they create a surge of dopamine, a natural pain killer that is made in the human body. Dopamine is released when a person experiences pleasure from eating, sex, or falling in love, and opioids are prescribed medically to help relieve pain by stimulating a higher release of dopamine. For opioid addicts, they are seeking the ‘high’ from dopamine to feel pleasure and to avoid feeling discomfort from a poor emotional state or physical pain. Once you become addicted to the sensation that opioids provide, the body eventually becomes dependent on the drug to function normally.

Physical dependence on opioids means that a person’s brain no longer produces necessary regulating chemicals that maintain well-being and health. The brain has specialized proteins, called mu-opioid receptors, and controls the release of dopamine. These receptors are overactivated when a person uses opioid drugs, which in time, begin to stop functioning and no longer produce healthy levels of dopamine. Typical mu-opioid receptors provide dopamine to counteract physical pain by suppressing other chemicals that induce bodily discomfort. For opioid addicts, without the intake of opioid drugs, their brain and their mu-opioid receptors are unable to release a healthy regulating amount of dopamine, and this is why they experience withdrawal symptoms.

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

The opioid detox process for a person who is physically dependent on opioids begins as early as a few hours since their last use. Once their bodies recognize that there are no opioids in the bloodstream, other chemicals such as noradrenaline (NA) that are suppressed from opioids begin to flood the person’s blood. Noradrenaline is a chemical that causes a person to feel alert and awake and stimulates other healthy chemicals in the body to be released. The sudden presence of noradrenaline is what prompts withdrawal symptoms in opioid addicts generally. For opiate addicts, NA is suppressed when they use opioids, and without more intake, they suddenly experience the presence of natural chemicals activated by NA that causes the “sick” feeling.

The symptoms of withdrawal that the noradrenaline chemical essentially prompts include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, agitation and anxiety, insomnia, flu-like symptoms (runny nose, sneezing, fever, cold sweats), and bone and muscle aches. The symptoms of opiate withdrawal can be so severe that a person will do anything to relieve his or her symptoms. Seeking relief from the withdrawal symptoms means that this person will lie, steal, or commit crimes to get the drug to stop the withdrawal symptoms through suppressing NA and other chemicals with opioid drugs.

Evoke Florida Helps With Opioid Addiction

Since the prolonged, consistent intake of an opioid drug causes a person to develop a physical dependency, other parts of the brain are also affected. The areas of the brain that regulate decision making and rational behavior are impacted negatively by the continued intake of opioid drugs. Therefore, a person who is addicted to heroin, oxycodone, and other opiate drugs will, in time, lack the ability to make good choices.

Fortunately, the opioid detoxification process that we supervise utilizes safe medications to counter withdrawal symptoms and is a way that opiate addicts can end their battle with their addiction. Our medically supervised opioid detox in Miramar, Florida, is overseen by a medical staff who specialize in opioid detoxification and addiction. The medicines used to help stop withdrawal symptoms include buprenorphine (Suboxone), methadone, and other prescription medication to counter opioid withdrawal symptoms.

One of the worries that all opioid addicts have when they begin to feel withdrawal symptoms, is if they will feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally quickly. The answer is yes. The methods for opioid detoxification at our center in Florida administer detox medications upon arrival. All clients are given a complete medical examination and prescribed opiate withdrawal medication that will allow them to sleep, deter nausea and vomiting as well as help relieve anxiety and/or depression.

Evoke Florida: A Premier Medical Detox

The professionals that supervise our opioid detox are committed to helping opiate addicts get clean from heroin, Fentanyl, and all other opiate-based drugs once and for all. The amount of time it takes for a person to detox from opiates ranges from 10 days up to a few weeks. Typically, most opiate addicts begin to feel better and recover within two weeks. 

Our staff have years of experience and understand how awful the withdrawal symptoms make a person feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Our dedication to each client means they will be cared for emotionally as well as physically during their opioid detoxification







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