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Opiate Detox in Austin, TX
It seems like no part of the country is immune to the devastating consequences of the opioid epidemic. There were 1,375 opioid-related overdose deaths in Texas in 2016. The number of heroin-related deaths grew by nearly 51% between 2010 and 2016, increasing from 260 to 530, and the number of deaths attributed to synthetic opioids like fentanyl grew from 156 to 250, or 60%, during the same timeframe.
Opiate withdrawal symptoms are not usually life-threatening, but they can be very uncomfortable, warranting medical detox. As with any addictive substance, detox should not be attempted at-home.
Makana Path is licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to provide residential detoxification and intensive residential treatment.
What to Expect During Opiate Detox
Although physical and mental opiate withdrawal symptoms aren’t as severe when compared to other substances, they can be overwhelming enough to trigger relapse, which can be life-threatening. Opiate withdrawal varies from person to person, and the exact course of treatment depends on a few different factors, including:
- History and severity of addiction.
- Amount consumed.
- Medical history.
- Family history.
- Physical health.
- Co-occurring mental health disorders.
Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
Opiates change the way the brain reacts to pain stimuli, producing a “high” that disrupts the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. Extended use can alter brain chemistry, leading to physical and psychological dependence. Over time, the body may not feel “normal” unless the substance is present.
Opiate withdrawal symptoms aren’t like those for other substances. Physical withdrawal symptoms occur in early and late stages, and psychological symptoms are persistent. That’s why we take a highly targeted approach to alleviating opiate withdrawal discomfort.
Relief is our priority, but recovery is the overarching goal. Detox alone can’t help someone who is struggling with substance use disorder recover. Once a client has completed the early stages of detox, they can immediately transition into practical programming and take advantage of mental health support and other services, such as:
- Individual and group therapy.
- Clinical services.
- 12-Step programming.
- Case management.
- Aftercare planning.
This is where the real healing begins. Mental health support is a critical component of our Opiate Detox Program, as it helps clients manage the psychological side effects that can trigger a relapse and plan for their next phase of treatment.
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Recover From Opiate Addiction
Opiate use should not be stopped suddenly. Withdrawal symptoms can pose potentially dangerous complications, and Makana Path’s medical opiate detox can help you begin to heal physically, mentally and spiritually. Call 1-866-905-4550 to speak with an Admissions Counselor.