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Opium Withdrawal Symptoms

As with all forms of drug use and abuse, the opium withdrawal symptoms users are going to experience will differ from user to user. Based on their age, use, amount of use, frequency, overall health, and the way each individual's body reacts, is going to differ based on these, as well as other possible interactions, or medications they are using while on opium. Bu, with most individuals, there are certain opium withdrawal symptoms that are fairly common and noticed with most individuals who undergo a drug treatment program, and go through th detox phase, where withdrawal starts to kick in.

Some of the most common opium withdrawal symptoms which are noticed includes:

  • nausea;
  • sweating;
  • cramps;
  • vomiting and diarrhea;
  • anxiety or stress;
  • loss of appetite and mood swings; and,
  • depression or insomnia.

Although not all users are going to experience all of these, it is very common that a few of the symptoms are going to be experienced by a majority of users as they go through the detox and withdrawal phases. Since the intensity is going to vary, it is best to consider an inpatient rehab facility, so that each individual is carefully monitored, and doctors and nurses on staff can ensure they are not using any other drugs or medication during the toughest parts of the program.

As with every form of drug withdrawal, the severity, how long the symptoms last, and which ones will be experienced, will vary from user to user. The duration of use and the amount of use that they engaged with when using opium is also going to play an integral part as to how intense the symptoms are, and how long they are going to last. With most patients, the opium withdrawal symptoms usually kick in between 6 to 40 hours after the drugs have been completely eliminated from their system. The duration as to how long they are going to experience the withdrawal will again vary for each person, and the other factors that are playing a role with the symptoms they are experiencing when coming of the drug use completely, and not introducing other medications or drugs to help offset those symptoms they are experiencing.

When going through these intense opium withdrawal symptoms, it is best to have support and knowledgable staff around, to help guide the patient through the treatment, and help them get past the toughest days, especially early on during the withdrawal period. So, rather than trying to do it on your own, or quit at home, checking in to an inpatient facility is one of the best approaches you can go to for quitting. Not only are patients constantly monitored, but they are going to be around the most highly trained doctors and nurses to help them during the tough periods. They are also going to be completely removed from the opium and other drugs, and they are not going to have any other drugs introduced in their system during the treatment. For this reason, it is much easier for them to quit, and stay off drugs once the treatment is ended, than for those patients who try other forms of treatment when they are trying to quit.

A holistic and all natural approach to quitting is the best option to consider when you need help. When you work with the right professionals, trained doctors and nurses, and completely eliminate the drugs, and all other forms of medication, you will find that you are going to get through the treatment, and it is going to be much easier for you to get back to your normal life once treatment is completed. When choosing the treatment facility to go with, you do have to make sure they are a holistic facility, and do not allow patients to use other medications or drugs when going through withdrawal.

Regardless of how bad the addiction is, or how long you have been using, when you are in an inpatient facility it is going to be much easier to get through the tough periods of detox and the toughest opium withdrawal symptoms that you will experience, especially early on when you completely eliminate the opium, and any other drugs from your system, without introducing any other medication or drugs.