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Prescription Pill Detox

Prescription Pill Detox







Prescription Pill Detox

People become addicted to prescription pills when they mentally obsess and physically cannot abstain from using the pills due to the fear of withdrawal. Some users innocently enough started out using prescription pills that were prescribed for post-surgery or some other illness and some may have been using from curiosity. Either way when a user becomes dependent on prescription pills, the majority does not have ways of getting refills legally and the addiction gets to the point where the addict will go to any means of getting high to avoid going through withdrawals. That’s why it is so difficult for addicts to quit.

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What Is Prescription Pill Detox?

Whether you are addicted to Opioids (Oxycontin, Percocet, etc.) or Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Kolonopin and Valium) Both withdrawals symptoms can be painful and have health issues. This is when detox is needed. Detox or detoxification is the process of the body’s removal of drugs or alcohol. When this occurs there can be withdrawal symptoms that may be uncomfortable for the user or, depending on the severity of the addiction, turn deadly. 

When entering into a drug detox program, there is really no definite answer as to how long you will be there. Detoxing from all drugs and alcohol is clearing the body of the chemicals and managing the withdrawal symptoms that come with it. Like mentioned before there are many factors to determine your length of stay:

  • Which drug was being used
  • If a mix of different drugs were being used
  • How often you used drugs
  • How much of the substance you took
  • Presence of underlying co-occurring disorders
  • Your medical history
  • Your age
  • Your gender
At Evoke Florida, our medical detox programs can be 3, 5, or 7 days long but nothing is for certain. Here is a list of different prescription pills, their withdrawal symptoms and the length it takes to leave your body.

Barbituates and Sleeping Pills

First 24 hours – 2 days – Some symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, shaking, or circulation problems may begin within hours.

3 – 5 days – Depending on the strength of dose and severity of abuse, symptoms may peak after the first few days.

First week – For some, withdrawal symptoms may be delayed, beginning a week or more after the last dose.

After first week – insomnia worsens and may need to be treated

Benzodiazepines

First 24 hours – 2 days – Irritability, nausea, headache, and muscle pain are early symptoms.

3 – 5 days – Depending on the strength of dose, peak symptoms may include anxiety, irritability, shaking, restlessness, and palpitations.

First week – Insomnia  

After first week – Severe withdrawal may last 10 to 14 days and include some weight loss, difficulty concentrating, and changes in perceptual abilities.

Opioids

First 24 hours – 2 days – Withdrawal depends on how fast-acting the opioid is. Withdrawal may begin after a few hours and include muscle pain, anxiety, teary eyes, runny nose, sweating, insomnia, and frequent yawning.

3 – 5 days – Peak of symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, goosebumps, blurry vision, and rapid heart rate.

First week – Symptoms taper off but may still experience digestive issues, loss of appetite, dehydration, or seizures.

After first week – For severe addictions, insomnia, irritability, cravings, sweating, anxiety, and depression may persist for 6 or more months.

What To Expect Upon Admission To Our Detox Center

Upon admission to Evoke Florida Detox, each client meets with one of our highly qualified physician staff in order to design a unique plan for comfortable detoxification and recovery. As part of a customized rehabilitation plan, the medically qualified physician will prescribe medications needed for our clients to be as safe and as comfortable as possible during the detox phase. We regularly monitor vitals and self-reported symptoms to determine the effectiveness of the detox protocol and to mitigate health risks. At all times, we strive to assist our clients in maintaining optimum comfort throughout this detox process.

Evoke Florida: A Premier Medical Detox

At Evoke Florida, we help clients detox from alcohol and drugs under the best possible treatment and surroundings. Our medical drug and alcohol detox facility is in a beautiful, private location over-looking a tranquil lake in Miramar, Florida. Our relaxing surroundings, high-end amenities, delicious and nutritious food, and team of professional practitioners, help clients move through the detox phase quickly, safely and comfortably. After detox, clients have a wide range of options to transition seamlessly to the next step in their addiction recovery. While the medical detoxification process is not easy, many clients recognize early on that is not nearly as intense, painful, or uncomfortable as anticipated. We help them build foundations needed to maintain long-term sobriety.







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