How A Sacramento Opioid Detox Program Works

This article will provide a brief overview of what opioid detox is, why professional care is important to manage withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse, and how in-home detox works.

What is opioid detox?

Opioid detox is the process you go through to get rid of opioids in your system.

The symptoms and severity of opioid withdrawal and detox vary depending on many factors. These factors include how long, how often, and the dosage of opioids you have become accustomed to, along with whether you have a family history of addiction or are trying to detox in a place that causes you a lot of stress.

In general, opioid withdrawal can cause the following symptoms:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Stomach pain
  • Tremors
  • Vomiting

Why is professional care important?

Professionals can help you through the stages of opioid withdrawal by giving you medication that can reduce your symptoms. These are not medications you can get on your own. A medical professional must provide them for you.

Having professional care while you detox can also reduce your likelihood of relapse while detoxing. Part of opioid withdrawal includes intense cravings for more of the drug as it leaves your system, but having a professional with you will reduce your chances of relapse during this time. This is partly because of the medications they provide to make the process easier and less uncomfortable for you and partly because of their presence. They can keep you away from opioids and bad influences, shielding you from being able to use them again.

Professional care also makes your detox period safer and more effective than if you were to try to go it alone or with the help of someone untrained and unable to medically help you.

How does in-home detox work?

With an in-home detox program, your care is managed by a doctor, and a medical professional stays with you at all times to help you get through the detox program and keep you from relapsing. You will also receive aftercare to help you stay off opioids and keep you healthy.

Recover From Opioid Use At Home With Elite Home Detox

The only way to have reliable medical attention during detox is if you’re going through an opioid detox program. You can do this at an inpatient facility or from the comfort of your home. Elite Home Detox is a national leader in at-home opioid detox programs. We provide you with 24/7 in-home care throughout the withdrawal process. Call today to make an appointment and start on your path to recovery.

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