Opiates Detox & Treatment Programs in the United States
Did you know this about Opiates/Opioids?
Opiates are narcotic analgesics, they are most commonly used to relieve severe pain. But, it can be very easily addictive, as one needs to increase the dosage after some time to get the same effects.
Are opiates addictive?
Opiate is a component found in heroin, morphine, and hydrocodone. As it's known that heroin and morphine are highly addictive drugs, so are opiates; since it is found in them. Excessive abuse of opiates leads to addiction and withdrawal can result in severe depression and a sick feeling.
How to detox from Opiates
Opiates, whether they are cocaine or heroin, will all be a different experience during a detox. It is always recommended that an opiate user consults with an addiction's specialist or healthcare professional prior to any form of detox. Opiate withdrawal symptoms are managed differently for each type of drug.
How long do opiates stay in your system?
The half-life of opium is 1-9 hours, which depends on the quantity ingested. It can be tested in a few ways:
- Urine tests: can be detected up to 48 hours
- Blood tests: can be detected up to 12 hours
- Hair tests: can be detected up to 10 days
- Saliva tests: can be detected up to 30 hours