Make no mistake. Opiates are some of the most difficult drugs in the world to detox successfully from. The powerful drug family is derived from the opium poppy and it creates such drugs as heroin and morphine. Detox from this particular class of drugs isn’t like quitting coffee cold turkey either. There are some serious withdrawal symptoms that often require medical attention to help a person endure. The biggest step in coming clean, however, is the individual’s decision to do so.
Overcoming an addiction, especially an opiate addiction, requires the full cooperation and dedication from the person with the addiction. The reasons for this are many, but one of the most compelling is how difficult detox can be.
Detox in and of itself is simply the removal of a drug from a person’s body. Generally this is accomplished through the passing of time without a new introduction of the drug. In the case of opiate addiction, however, there’s nothing simple about the detox process. But, if a person is successful in detox and dedicated to kicking the habit, the chances are increased. (more…)