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Opioid Detox

South Florida Opioid Detox

Opioid Detox in Ft Lauderdale

Opioids are drugs that are either derived from the opium poppy (heroin, morphine, codeine) or synthesized to mimic opiate properties (oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone). This latter class of narcotic includes OxyContin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, Percodan and Percocet. Similar synthetic opioids include propoxyphene (Darvon), meperidine (Demerol) and methadone.

Opioids suppress pain, reduce anxiety, and induce euphoria, especially at sufficiently high doses. They are also widely abused and highly addictive. In fact, the U.S. Government has deemed opioid abuse and addiction to be a national emergency.

Opioid addiction affects every strata of society. Opioid addicts typically spend as much time obtaining the drug as they do recovering from its effects. They give up work and school and other pursuits, they forsake family and friend, and they continue to abuse drugs despite serious physical or psychological harm. In some cases, opioid addicts turn to crime to pay for their drugs and many end up incarcerated.

Whatever the case, opioid addiction is a life-threatening condition and opioid detox should only be conducted under the supervision of trained medical professionals.

Opioid Addiction Withdrawal


Opioid withdrawal symptoms vary depending upon the frequency and duration of use, begin within the first 12-24 hours of stopping, and include:


  • muscle aches

  • restlessness

  • anxiety

  • lacrimation (eyes tearing up)

  • runny nose

  • excessive sweating

  • inability to sleep

  • chronic yawning

  • diarrhea

  • abdominal cramping

  • goose bumps

  • nausea and vomiting

  • dilated pupils and possibly blurry vision

  • rapid heartbeat

  • high blood pressure

These symptoms typically generally begin to abate within 72 hours and are usually gone within a week. In some cases however, withdrawl symptoms can last as long as three-six months. Remember, the length of withdrawal is dependent upon the severity of your addiction, as well as your overall health.

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Detoxing from Oxycodone and Other Opioids

Medical detox is by far the safest, smoothest and most effective way to detox from oxycodone, heroin and other opioids. A medical detox center closely monitors vital signs such as blood pressure, respiration levels, body temperature, and heart rate, and, when necessary, prescribes appropriate remedies.

Medical detox also involves evaluating and stabilizing a client’s mental health, and, whenever necessary, prescribing appropriate remedies. Most importantly, medical detox provide buprenorphine, methadone or other FDA approved medications that lessen the adverse effects of opioid withdrawal and become an integral first step toward Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Remember, opioid addiction is a chronic disease, with physical and emotional side effects and symptoms that may last well beyond detox. There’s also a high propensity for relapse, which can be lethal. Consequently, medically-supervised opioid detox should be always be followed by a comprehensive addiction treatment program.

Let Imperium’s Fort Lauderdale Detox Center Help You Beat Opioid Addiction

Imperium’s Fort Lauderdale facility provides a safe and effective way for you to beat addiction to oxycodone, hydrocodone, heroin, codeine, morphine and other opioids. We offer a variety of addiction treatment protocols, from detox through aftercare, each administered by highly-trained clinical professionals. If you’re seeking recovery -- real recovery --then give us a call today!

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