Opioid Detox Symptoms and Tips

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Opioids are the synthetic version of opiates, which are drugs derived from the opium poppy. Synthetic opioids include morphine, codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone.

Typically, opioids are prescribed by doctors or medical professionals for pain treatment. As with many other prescription pills, opioid addiction can happen quickly. If you or someone you love is struggling with opioid addiction, safe and effective approaches to opioid detox are key. At Banyan Detox Stuart, we offer medically-focused approaches to safe and comfortable opioid detox.

What Causes Opioid Addiction?

Opioids bind to receptors in the brain, preventing the communication of pain signals. Specifically, opioids influence GABA neurons in the brain, resulting in pain reduction and an increased sense of pleasure. Then, the brain’s reward center feels happiness as dopamine increases. Once the dopamine enters the amygdala, the brain center responsible for fear, happiness compounds with decreased anxiety. This results in a dangerous reward system which, coupled with increased tolerance, makes opioids highly addictive.

What Are Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms, and How Soon Do They Start?

Breaking free from opioid addiction hinges on successful opioid detox. At Banyan Detox Stuart, we offer medical detoxification in Stuart to help patients find freedom from addiction. Medically monitored detox is crucial for safely addressing the withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid detox. These symptoms of withdrawal can include:

  • Digestive Issues
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Heart Pounding
  • Yawning
  • Anxiety
  • Cold Flushes
  • Hot Flashes
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Discharge from Eyes and Nose
  • Vomiting

Opioid withdrawal symptoms can begin anywhere from 8-24 hours after the last use, and last anywhere from 4-10 days. With our medical detoxification in Stuart, patients can receive the medical support they need to safely overcome these opioid withdrawal symptoms. Many of these opioid withdrawal symptoms occur during withdrawal from non-synthetic opiates as well, and professional detoxification services can help preserve patient comfort.

Techniques for Avoiding Opioid Withdrawal

Foregoing medical detox and choosing to detox at home can be a dangerous decision. This is because the withdrawal symptoms of opioid detoxification, such as rapid heart rate, can be dangerous without the right medical care.


At Banyan Detox Stuart, we offer the personalized services our patients need to safely navigate through the process of opioid detox. Call us today at 888-280-4763 to learn more about our medically monitored opioid detoxification services.

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Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.