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Dihydrocodeine Withdrawal

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The anticipated fear, suffering and degradation of opiate withdrawal do not have to keep you from seeking help. Medical advancements have allowed the Waismann Method to manage the withdrawal phase to ensure patients are safe, comfortable and have the best chance to move forward with recovery. Dihydrocodeine is an opiate prescription medication used to relieve pain, provide cough suppression or address shortness of breath. Like all narcotics, it has the potential to be habit-forming, leading to physical and psychological dependence. The opiate withdrawal syndrome can be difficult to manage without help and patients aren’t recommended to go it alone because of possible complications such as seizures. Withdrawal begins when patients stop taking their medication after a regular period. The body begins to detox from the physical addiction and symptoms can range from nausea and vomiting to body shakes and hallucinations. So many people delay seeking a proper detox because they fear withdrawal symptoms such as strong drug cravings will be too much to handle.

Dihydrocodeine Withdrawal Symptoms Can Vary Among Patients

Waismann Method offers safe, effective detox in an accredited hospital where withdrawal is managed to alleviate suffering. Patients who take the medication without incident for a regular period may be able to wean themselves gradually to avoid the onset of withdrawal. For more long-term users or those who abuse the drug, withdrawal can be much more intense and dangerous. Withdrawal can set in shortly after the last use of the drug and can persist for weeks or months. The length and severity of withdrawal can depend on individual factors such as a patient’s body chemistry, the length of opiate use and whether the drugs had been misused or abused in any way. Typical opiate withdrawal symptoms that are common among patients who stop taking Dihydrocodeine include: nausea, vomiting, headaches, sweating, chills, diarrhea, irritation, anxiety, nervousness, dizziness, strong drug cravings that don’t subside unless more of the drug is taken, restlessness, insomnia, body shakes and palpitations.

Withdrawal Management Is Key to Waismann Method’s Success in Treating Opiate Addiction

Waismann Method’s rapid opiate detox treats Dihydrocodeine withdrawal and addiction safely and quickly, minimizing withdrawal symptoms in the process. We begin with an in-hospital rapid detox that uses intravenous medication to cleanse the Dihydrocodeine from patients’ opiate receptors. This takes less than two hours, during which time patients sleep under sedation. They awaken free of opiate addiction and without conscious awareness, they even experienced accelerated withdrawal symptoms. Being able to minimize this painful withdrawal period is one of the keys to Waismann Method®‘s proven success in providing lasting recovery. We also don’t use opiate replacements such as Suboxone or methadone to wean patients. We know this can lead to the need for a second detox. Waismann Method simply reverses opiate dependence using the most advanced medical detox in the field. Transitional living is also offered to those patients who choose to continue recovery with therapeutic aftercare at our Domus Retreat facility.

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