One of the hardest things about prescription drug addiction is that the addict is often someone who would never seek out and purchase illegal drugs. This person was probably prescribed opioids like Oxycontin (Oxycodone), Vicodin (Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen), Dilaudid (hydromorphone), or Morphine as a pain reliever. Maybe they never even abused the drug, perhaps it was simply a prescription taken to its completion–the patient stopped using the opioid because they ran out of the prescription.
It is possible just a short time of taking opioid prescription medications can engender addictive behavior. These drugs are highly addictive and very deadly if used inappropriately. If you are interested in opiate detox in Florida, you should be sure to go through detoxification with a licensed medical professional available and supervising. Withdrawal symptoms can range from moderate to quite severe and have to do with a lot of different variables: dosage of drug taken, frequency of dosage, length of time the drug was abused, etc.
Physical Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
Here are the physical symptoms of opioid prescription drug withdrawal.
- Your muscles may ache and cramp as you begin to go through opioid withdrawal.
- You may experience restlessness
- And you may begin to suffer from higher than usual levels of anxiety
- And you may more frequently get a runny nose
- Your body may begin producing excessive amounts sweat.
- Opioid withdrawal may cause you to have difficulty sleeping, especially if you are already prone to insomnia
- Diarrhea and abdominal cramping are both common opioid withdrawal symptom
- Goosebumps may begin to appear on your skin
- You may likely experience nausea and vomiting and vomiting
- Your eyes may begin to tear up frequently
- They may become blurry, obscuring your vision. Your pupils may diallate.
- High blood pressure is also a common symptom of opioid drug abuse.
Abusing a drug like an opioid is a serious offense to your body. It can change the way your brain functions, it can alter your body so much that withdrawal from the drug can be deadly, but also, overdose is common. So what is the solution?
If you or someone you know are suffering from opioid addiction seek out a Opiate Detox in Florida and then an Opiate rehab in Florida. The only way to be sure your opioid addiction doesn’t shorten or threaten your life is to get help. Call us and we can walk you through our programs and get you started toward sober living.