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Withdrawing from Opiates can result in several very unpleasant symptoms. Many say, it is much like having a really bad Flu. Usually the withdrawal symptoms begin about 24 hours after the person’s last dose of opiates and can last three to five days. The problem is, that the withdrawal symptoms can be so severe, that the person resorts to using Opiates again, to alleviate the pain and discomfort.

When someone tries to “detox” themselves from Opiates; often times, they are not successful. When a person resorts to Opiates to treat withdrawal symptoms, there can be a high likelihood the person could overdose and die. In fact, in 2017, over 37,000 Americans died from Opiate overdoses.

The most effective way to withdraw from Opiates is under the care of a doctor. Not only is that the most effective way to overcome Opiate withdrawal; it is also the safest. The most effective way to treat Opiate withdrawal is with Medication Assisted Therapy using the medication Buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone.

The idea is to convert an addict into a patient under a doctor’s care. Since Buprenorphine can alleviate the withdrawal symptoms; patients are much more comfortable taking Buprenorphine than the “cold turkey” form of withdrawal from Opiates. In fact, studies have shown that using Buprenorphine for the treatment of Opiate Use Disorder is at least twice as effective, compared to other methods, in preventing overdoses and deaths.

If you or someone you know has a problem with Heroin, or other Opiates, excellent help is now available at The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi. They can be found on the web at: or call 601.261.9101.  You can also follow them on Twitter for latest news and update! There’s Still Hope!

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