Why Going To An Opiate Detox Center Is Wiser Than Trying Medical Marijuana

Opiate addiction refers to an addiction to drugs that have poppy as a foundation, whether they are synthetic or have natural sources. They include fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and dilaudid in prescription forms. Heroin is also an opiate. Opiates are extremely addictive, their side effects are dangerous, and abuse of opiates increases the risk of overdose. Many people fall into the trap of opiate addiction when pain medication has been prescribed after an injury or illness. Because these drugs are so addictive, it is far to easy to become hooked. The same can be said of illicit drug use. If you are a victim of opiate addiction, you need to find a way to break free.

An Opiate Detox Center is Wiser than Medical Marijuana

Recent research has found that medical marijuana could be beneficial in treating victims of opiate addiction. There is a compound known as cannabidiol that has shown promise in studies on breaking the chains of opiod addiction for the following reasons:

  • It can provide pain relief for those who turn to opiates for chronic pain
  • It has been found to be effective in reducing cravings for opiate abuse
  • It does not make a person feel the typical effects of marijuana use, or getting “high”
  • It could reduce the risk of relapse

It sounds too good to be true, suggesting a treatment regimen with medical marijuana could end the opiate addiction crisis in America. At this point, it truly is too early to tell if medical marijuana is the answer. Studies are still in their early stages. The FDA has not approved use of the drug to treat opiate addiction, although several states have approved its use to treat epilepsy, the side effects of cancer treatments, and other conditions. That being said, there are too many unknowns at this point.

Medical Marijuana isn’t a Magical Solution

Recovery from opiate addiction is going to take time. It can’t happen overnight and there is no magical, quick fix. Counting on medical marijuana to cure opiate addiction may set victims of addiction up for failure. The tried and true method of recovery is to begin with an opiate detox center. Rather than replace the use of one drug with another, no matter how beneficial it might be, eliminating drug use completely should be the main goal of anyone who is struggling with addiction.

Freedom from Opiate Addiction Begins with Opiate Detox

To overcome opiate addiction, it requires an individual to stop using a drug of choice. Going it alone is dangerous. It is all too easy to fall back into the troubling habits of addiction when cravings become fierce. Withdrawal from opiates hits hard. Symptoms can strike within only a few hours after drug use has ceased. These troubling effects can continue for at least seven days. Withdrawal may last even longer. Trying to endure this challenging phase in opiate addiction treatment alone most often pushes an individual toward drug use once again. It can lead to an overdose in the desperation to find relief. That is why getting help from an opiate detox center is so important.

What to Expect During Opiate Detox?

As the symptoms of withdrawal set in, a victim of opiate addiction is going to feel extremely uncomfortable. Typical symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Cramping of the muscles
  • Nausea
  • Intense cravings for opiates

When a victim of addiction enters an opiate detox program, medical professionals will be available around the clock in order to provide compassionate care. Someone will be there to take care of nutritional needs, offer a shoulder to lean on, and make sure that clients are safe while they are undergoing treatment. Most importantly, there will be no access to negative influences or the source of addiction while undergoing treatment.

What’s the Next Step?

Once opiate detox has been completed, the real work begins. Many detox centers also include addiction recovery treatment. At this point, it will be possible to learn how opiate addiction took control. Victims of opiate addiction can learn what triggers could lead to opiate abuse in the future. When it comes to pain management, individuals can learn about other options that are available that do not revolve around a an addictive painkiller. Counseling services will be offered on an individual basis and in group settings. Surrounded by others who understand addiction, it will be possible to learn how to live without the crutch of opiate addiction anymore.

No One is an Island

When a person is facing opiate addiction, it can be incredibly lonely. It seems like no one else understands. It’s a battle that victims of addiction struggle with on their own. By choosing to enter an addiction recovery facility for opiate addiction, it will become a team effort. Staff members and fellow clients are all headed for the same destination. They want to find the way to a healthy future that does not include drug use. Opiate addiction is a heavy burden to bear, but addiction recovery specialists can lighten the load. Day by day, step by step, it will be possible to find the light of a drug-free future.

We Can Help You to Beat Opiate Addiction

Our rehabilitation facilities offers detox and recovery services. The dark cloud of opiate addiction has been hovering over you for too long. It’s time for a brighter tomorrow. Call our representatives at 877-978-3125. We’re here to listen, to discuss your options, and get you the assistance you need in order to put your opiate addiction behind you. You’re not alone in this struggle any longer. We are a part of a vast support system that makes opiate addiction recovery possible every day. The journey begins today. Pick up the phone and call our recovery specialists. We’ll get you started on the path to opiate addiction recovery.

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    Travis B.
    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    Brandon B.
    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    Brenda A.
    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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