When people who are addicted to opiates stop using, they usually feel sick. This happens because the body is adjusting to life without drugs. Whether its naturally derived opiates – like illicit heroin and rarely prescribed morphine – or synthetic opiates – like hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin and Percocet) – these powerful painkilling […]
Topics relating to withdrawal from opiate addiction.
How to Manage Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
People in recovery often live fuller, happier and healthier lives than they did even before opiate abuse began. If you are considering ending your opiate use, you know that life with addiction is no longer enjoyable or maintainable. You are ready to change, but you may hesitate to begin recovery because of fears of withdrawal […]
Can Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms Be Fatal?
For many people, opiates are a doctor-prescribed relief from severe or chronic pain. However, for some individuals, opiates are sought as a means of escape from life’s stresses. Regardless how people may be introduced to these powerful narcotics, opiates can quickly and easily cause the user to become dependent on these drugs. Oftentimes, addiction isn’t […]
What Happens If I Stop Taking Opiates?
Opiates are a form of drug that is commonly prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. When opiates are used for an extended period of time, this form of drug changes how your body perceives pain. The body actually starts to crave opiates to feel normal. Because of this, opiates are one of the most […]
How to Ease Opiate Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms
Some opiates such as heroin are illegal in all situations, but many opiates such as codeine, morphine, methadone and oxycodone are legal prescription medications. Most people become addicted to opiates after receiving them for pain relieving purposes. Once a person takes an opiate regularly, he or she is likely to develop a tolerance for and […]
Treatment for Opiate Withdrawal
Opiates are drugs derived from opium. They are also referred to as narcotics, and this class of drugs includes prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, hydrocodone and Vicodin. Heroin, an illegal drug, is also considered an opiate. Opiates effect how the human brain interprets pain and can create feelings of pleasure. They do so through various […]
Recover from Opiate Abuse
Today a wide array of opiates are available, from the illicit (opium, heroin) to prescription pain medications (OxyContin, Demerol, Percocet, Vicodin) and drugs that are usually administered by doctors at hospitals or clinics (buprenorphine, methadone). Some people find themselves caught in the grip of addiction after experimenting with recreational street drugs, while others simply filled […]
Why Go to Opiate Rehab?
Opiates are highly addictive drugs, both physically and psychologically. Many commonly abused drugs are opiates, including the following: Heroin Morphine Hydrocodone Oxycodone Propoxyphene Fentanyl (more…)