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Signs of Opioid Withdrawal

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Opioid painkillers are among some of the most potent drugs on the market. They bring intense relief for severe pain—as a result, you feel fantastic when taking them. Unfortunately, this is one wonder drug that comes with consequences. If you take them for some time, opioids can become habit-forming. A habit-forming drug causes chemical changes in your brain and body, making it difficult or impossible to abstain.

Additionally, symptoms of opioid withdrawal range from moderately uncomfortable to severe, which is why most people need help to detox. If you or a loved one currently struggles with addiction to opioid painkillers, call [Diorect] to speak with someone from our caring and compassionate staff at Springfield Wellness Center about our drug detox center in Springfield, LA, which also offers opioid addiction treatment.

Signs of Opioid Withdrawal

One way of deciding whether you’re addicted to an opioid drug is to try not taking it for a day or two. If you can do this without any ill side effects, this may be an excellent time to begin weaning yourself off it. Talk with your prescriber about the best way to stop taking your prescription painkillers without feeling signs of opioid withdrawal.

If you’re like many other people, however, ceasing your opioid medication may cause unwanted side effects. These may be so severe you’ll want to begin retaking the drug to have them subside. At this point, dependency has set in, and you may need to undergo medically supervised detox to withdraw from use safely.

The signs of opioid withdrawal vary depending on how long you’ve taken your painkiller and how much you take in a given day. They may include:

  • Intense cravings for the drug
  • Anxiety, restlessness, and agitation
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Muscle pain, cramps, and spasms
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heartbeat and rapid breathing
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

In the most severe cases, detoxing from opioid drugs can be fatal. Are you ready to overcome opioid use disorder (OUD)? If so, it’s essential to seek professional intervention like the kind offered at Springfield Wellness Center in Louisiana.

About Detox with BR NAD+ Treatment

Because the signs of opioid withdrawal may be severe, medical professionals may use replacement medications such as Suboxone or methadone to help you detox. Unfortunately, these drugs may be just as habit-forming as opium. When you choose to detox at Springfield Wellness Center, you’ll receive detox treatment assisted by BR NAD+. In this way, we lessen your cravings and other signs of opioid withdrawal without the risk of exchanging one addiction for another.

When brain restoration and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (BR NAD+) treatment is administered intravenously, it is beneficial for quelling the cravings that are signs of opioid withdrawal. NAD+ is a coenzyme naturally found in the body, but levels can become depleted if opioid use has been going on for some time. The replenishment of NAD+ helps your brain heal more quickly. It also helps to:

  • Repair the body on a cellular level
  • Calm sleep disruptions
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Increase energy

Springfield Wellness Center uses BR NAD+ to provide a gentler and more comfortable detox experience. This natural treatment has proven highly effective at assisting patients to detox from drugs such as opioids and alcohol without perpetuating dependency on other habit-forming medications.

The Springfield Wellness Center Approach to Recovery

Springfield Wellness Center’s available therapies are designed to help you feel better across all aspects of your life, not just your addiction. When you choose to recover with us, you’ll have access to the following:

  • Our caring and compassionate staff
  • An affordable initial assessment
  • Natural remedies that promote whole health
  • Flexible outpatient scheduling arranged around your needs
  • Treatment for your mental health and mood disorders

Patients who detox and enter outpatient care at Springfield Wellness Center undergo treatment that promotes whole health. Holistic care is a central part of our approach to recovery. An individualized treatment plan is developed for each patient, incorporating care that addresses your unique needs and assists you on your journey to long-term sobriety.

Find Opioid Addiction Treatment in Louisiana at Springfield Wellness Center

Recovery at Springfield Wellness Center is unlike recovery at many other drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers in Louisiana. When you choose us, you’ll benefit from natural, holistic care that improves your whole health and helps discourage relapse. Contact Springfield Wellness Center today at 844.334.4727 for more information on our unique and proven methods for quieting the signs of opioid withdrawal and overcoming OUD.