Withdrawal from heroin, fentanyl, or other opioids is an incredibly unpleasant, even torturous experience. Physiological and psychological symptoms combine to create a waking nightmare for those in the throes of intense opioid withdrawal, which is why it is so difficult for those seeking a transition to sobriety to successfully get through to the other side of this process. For those looking to detox themselves from opioids, here are a few ways to help ease the pain and discomfort associated with this process.
Obviously, the best method of detox from opioids is with the assistance of a medical detox facility. These centers provide 24 hour medical monitoring as well as medication assistance for those withdrawing from opioids. This assistance eases much of the agony and misery associated with detoxing from opioids, making the transition to sobriety as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Additionally, checking yourself into a medical detox facility removes the stressors of everyday life from your conscious mind, allowing you to focus on getting sober and jumping into a program of recovery.
If a medical detox is not in the cards for you, for whatever reason, there are still options available to you to ease the pain of your opioid withdrawal. There are at-home detox programs available which provide a similar medication assistance protocol while allowing you to stay in your home throughout your detox. Most of these do require a daily or semi-daily telemedicine check-in with a medical professional to ensure your continued safety and adherence to the detox program formulated for you. While this option is not nearly as desirable as a traditional inpatient medical detox program, it would certainly provide you a far better likelihood of successfully detoxing from opiates than if you were to go through this process with no assistance whatsoever.
Detox from opioids is an experience like no other, with physical and mental symptoms creating a perfect storm of misery for those undergoing this process without any outside assistance. The good news is you do not have to go through it alone - there are medical professionals waiting to offer you assistance and make this as pain-free and comfortable a transition as it could possibly be. Whether in your case this means checking in to a medical detox facility or enrolling in some sort of at-home detox program, either is a far better alternative than attempting to get sober on your own.
At Evolutions, our compassionate and experienced medical team are ready 24/7 to welcome you to our facility and get you started on a detox protocol which best suits your needs. Call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 and let us help you get started on the road to recovery!