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Opioids Medical Detoxification Programs in New York

What are opioids?

Drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain are known as opioids. Physical dependence and addiction to this drug can be seen through misuse and abuse the drug. There are certain opioids, which are illegal, such as heroin. However, fentanyl and OxyContin are legal.

Opiate addiction are impacting people every day within the United States, and unfortunately; people are dying because of an opiate overdose. Some of the dangerously addictive opiates include heroin, methadone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl and codeine. With the exception of heroin, most of these types of opiates are prescribed in hospitals or prescribed to people who are struggling with pain. Pain management is necessary, but depending upon the severity of the pain; most prescribed opiates are only given for as-needed use, unless it is a chronic pain case. Within the state of New York are many different types of drug and alcohol treatment, that does include detox programs and residential treatment services. A medically supervised detox should be the first step that the addict should take, to manage the withdrawal pains and discomfort. Withdrawals from opiates are dangerous and can be very painful. In the more extreme cases, the withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening without the proper help.

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Dr. Rohit is a Diplomate of the American Society of Addiction Medicine who has been supervising successful detox for over 13 years. He also has helped hundreds of people getting off drugs and alcohol addiction.

New York Addiction Services by Type of Drug

New York Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Here is a list of medically-supervised detox for Opiates addiction in New York. The list can be incomplete, so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

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