Can You Quit Opioids Cold Turkey?
Suddenly stopping opioid or heroin use is not recommended. It can cause an onset of very severe withdrawal symptoms. Those who do try to taper off of these types of drugs seldomly succeed. Relapsing during withdrawal is one of the causes of overdose. It is important to experience withdrawal in a medically assisted opioid detox where it is safe.
Types of Opioids can include:
heroin, morphine, methadone, codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, meperidine, oxycodone
Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
At first, the symptoms when withdrawing from opiates are fairly mild. These include:
However, these symptoms may get worsen after a couple of days and could include:
Stages Of Opioid Detox
At Peaks Recovery, our medical detox stages can look like this:
Therapy After Our Colorado Drug & Alcohol Detox Center
Detoxing from drugs and alcohol is the first step toward recovery. However, the evidence is clear that the longer a person distances themselves from their last use of drugs and alcohol, the greater chance of recovery. At Peaks Recovery Centers, the next step in our recovery process is transitioning into our residential inpatient rehab.