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Opium Withdrawal

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No matter the drug, withdrawal can be extremely challenging for patients who are trying to get well. Withdrawal is a set of symptoms that develops when a patient tries to detox from a physical addiction. Withdrawal from opiates is notorious for being physically and psychologically stressful. The prospect of a long, painful and possibly degrading withdrawal keeps many people from seeking help for an addiction.

Opium is an opiate (narcotic) drug that is potent and has the potential to lead to addiction, withdrawal and overdose. Healthcare professionals can manage withdrawal during this difficult period to make patients comfortable and guard against a relapse. Opiate prescription painkillers are synthesized from opium and can lead to the same problems. Opiate withdrawal syndrome can include symptoms ranging from nausea and body aches to more serious seizures. Opium addiction is a growing problem that needs to be handled professionally to make sure patients detox safely, once and for all.

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Waismann Method Eliminates Opiate Addiction Without Opiate Replacements

Waismann Method provides rapid detox and medically assisted detox for opiates.  We are well known for offering the best in addiction care. For more than 21 years, we have successfully and safely detoxed thousands of patients from around the world. Our success lies in the medical procedures we administer in the safety of a hospital and the elimination of a painful withdrawal. We wipe out the physical dependence in less than two hours with our rapid detox procedure. The medical director provides IV medications to induce and speed the acute withdrawal phase while patients sleep under sedation. Patients are comfortable during this process and they do not recall experiencing any withdrawal symptoms.

Our programs never use medicatons such as Suboxone or methadone, which are opiate replacements that can also be habit-forming. The medication we use depends on the patient’s individual treatment plan and procedure. The required hospital stay for patients is between 1 and 4 days. After the hospital stay, we transfer patients into our Domus Retreat aftercare facility. There, patients receive around the clock care, holistic and therapeutic services to support their recovery and transition to being opium-free.

Opium Addiction Can Cause Withdrawal Symptoms Which Can Be Serious

Withdrawal symptoms and their severity and length can depend on many factors. These can include how an individual patient responds to his or her medication, whether other drugs or substances are being taken and the dose at last use. The length and severity of the addiction itself may also help determine how a patient experiences withdrawal. Symptoms can emerge within hours after a patient takes opium for the last time. These symptoms do not represent all possibilities, but can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, other gastrointestinal issues, irritability, extreme anxiety, strong drug cravings that don’t subside unless more opium is taken, body aches and pains, tremors, headaches, insomnia and seizures. Without a doubt, Waismann Method addresses these symptoms in the most comfortable, safe and humane manner.

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