For many people addicted to opiates, treatment begins with inpatient detoxification (or detox). Inpatient detox is a medically managed process usually lasting from 3 – 10 days, depending on the person and the substances involved.
Successful Detox is the first and critical step towards recovery.
Trying to stop “cold turkey” is not advised. Besides pain and discomfort, withdrawal symptoms can be severe and life threatening. This is not the time to go at it alone.
Our Opiate Detox Referral Program provides exceptional around-the-clock care by an expert team of physicians, nurses, counselors, and technicians.
Opiates can be illegal drugs such as heroin, or legal and prescribed drugs such as Hydrocodone or Vicodin. The detox process is the same, regardless of the legality of the opiate.
The goal of detox is to rid and cleanse the body of all toxic substances, including other drugs and alcohol that often go along with opiate addiction. No doubt, detox is not fun. However, at Q Health we surround you with help and support. That includes medication to lessen the pangs of withdrawal, ease pain and discomfort, and promote rest and sleep.