Inpatient Opioid Detoxification

Opioids are some of the most addictive prescription drugs on the market. Opioid detox attempts to rid these drugs from the system safely and successfully.
What Is Opioid Detox?
Opioid detox is a medical process by which the body is safely and successfully purged of Opioids. The goal of Opioid detox is to minimize the impact of Opioid withdrawal to best enable patients to successfully proceed to the next stage of the treatment process.
Some symptoms of withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety
  • Tension in Muscles
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Opioid detox is designed to minimize these symptoms, as well as keep patients safe from more dangerous symptoms such as hallucinations and seizures. Opioid withdrawal makes it more likely that patients will successfully complete detox without relapsing and helps them be in a better mental state before beginning other forms of treatment, increasing the likelihood of long-term sobriety.
Inpatient Opioid Detox
Inpatient detox within a hospital or treatment facility provides medical supervision, proper drugs for pain, and daily monitoring. In almost all cases, inpatient Opioid detox is highly recommended because it is the safest and the most likely to be successful, in both the short and long-term.
Patients are admitted to the hospital for an average of three to seven days to complete detoxification. They are closely monitored by a physician and are given medications and supplements to alleviate symptoms.
After detox is complete, patients are discharged to either an outpatient or residential treatment program to continue with the next steps in the recovery process.
For more information, call Pinnacle Regional Hospital at 913-220-2866.