If you struggle with opioid use, know that you are not alone. At Restored Path Detox, we understand how difficult opioid withdrawal can be. Many symptoms are so severe that people like you who try to quit on their own will return to using within 24 hours.
Restored Path Detox is a place where you can recover quickly and safely.
The key first step to overcoming opioid addiction is medically monitored detox. Our professionals can identify and treat your symptoms immediately. At Restored Path Detox, we perform an in-depth initial evaluation and then tailor a treatment plan unique to your needs and recovery goals. We are here to help.
We provide 24-hour medical supervision and professional care delivered with kindness. We ensure you will have a quick, safe, and comfortable detox to begin the next phase in your recovery journey. If needed, we will administer and carefully monitor FDA-approved medications to reduce the severity of your opiate withdrawal symptoms.
We match you with a combination of effective detoxification techniques to provide comfortable, caring, and integrated care. We’ll prescribe targeted medications to alleviate your withdrawal symptoms while preventing dangerous complications.
At Restored Path Detox, we combine medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options, round-the-clock medical supervision, and a range of specialized addiction services. You’ll also be encouraged to participate in individual and group therapy sessions.
Medical, mental health, and whole-person assessment
Case management and treatment planning
Individual supportive counseling
Supportive counseling groups
24/7 medical supervision
Continuing care planning
At Restored Path Detox, we walk with you through every stage of early recovery -- from medically monitored detox to thorough and personalized continuing care planning. We understand that we are generally working with a small window of willingness and our team strives to provide you with a comfortable environment during your stay. Our facility is unlike a traditional hospital setting, and our amenities can help you stay focused on your path to wellness.
Our amenities include:
Comfortable, private, and semi-private rooms
TVs in all rooms
Executive wing with private rooms
Cell phone access is available for executive-level patients, as clinically appropriate
Gourmet meals created by licensed nutritionist
Kitchenette area stocked with snacks
24/7 nursing on all units
ADA-accessible bathrooms with toiletries
Outdoor courtyard and garden area
Inviting, well-lit common spaces
Opioids attach to the receptors in your brain that relieve pain and result in feelings of pleasure. Dopamine, a chemical in the brain, is released at increased levels when opioids stimulate your reward circuits. This release leads to repeated drug use.
Short-term effects of opiates and morphine derivatives include:
Dopamine tells the brain to continue behaving in the same way, which contributes to making opiates so addictive. Since opioids work by depressing the body, your movements and functions become much slower.
Unfortunately, morbidity associated with opioid use has increased dramatically, with overdose incidents nearly quadrupling over the past decade. And more women are misusing opioids during pregnancy, leading to neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
According to U.S. Health and Human Services:
More than 760,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose
Two out of three drug overdose deaths in 2018 involved an opioid
In 2019, an estimated 10.1 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids
Specifically, in 2019, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, and 745,000 people used heroin
Over 70% of the 70,630 deaths in 2019 involved an opioid
From 2018 to 2019, there were significant changes in opioid-involved death rates:
Synthetic opioid-involved death rates (excluding methadone) increased by over 15%
When taken short-term as prescribed by a physician, opioids can safely reduce intense physical pain. However, taking an opioid over a long period can lead to dependence.
Once you become dependent on opioids, you will experience withdrawal symptoms if you reduce or suddenly stop taking opioids. This can cause a vicious cycle—you might try to cut back or stop using, and you start retaking the drug for relief upon suffering uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Opioid misuse may sometimes lead to heroin use.
Taking too high a dose can lead to extreme drowsiness, nausea, euphoria, and slowed breathing. The risks of opioid dependence and addiction are higher if you misuse the medicines. Misuse includes taking someone else’s prescription, taking your opioids in a different way than you are supposed to, or taking the drug to get high.
Opioid addictions can be masked as medically necessary by the user for treating chronic pain. This can also make it difficult for families to commit to getting help.
Signs to watch for can include:
Avoiding time with family and friends
Being very tired and sad
Irritability and nervousness
Experiencing financial hardship
Getting into trouble with law enforcement
Changing friend circles
Loss of interest in activities
Altered eating habits
Quick mood changes
Missing essential obligations
If opioid use is reduced or stopped, withdrawal symptoms can occur. Since the body is so used to opioids being provided, it stops producing its dopamine own. The sudden absence of opioids causes the brain to readjust, and this can cause discomfort.
Signs of withdrawal are similar for all opioids and can include:
Nausea and vomiting
Increased body temperature
Muscle and bone pain
High blood pressure
Withdrawal symptoms can be intense and persist for weeks depending on the length and severity of the addiction. To help you readjust and feel more comfortable throughout this process, we offer medically monitored detox regardless of your history of use.
Restored Path Detox offers the safest way to navigate your opioid withdrawal through treatment by caring medical professionals that includes counseling, support, and medications used to alleviate your opiate withdrawal symptoms. While symptoms commonly last 3-5 days, they can extend into weeks or even months in severe cases. We are with you every step of the way. You are not alone in your journey back to health.
Call to begin your journey to wellness today.
If you or someone you love has been suffering at the hands of an opiate disorder, Restored Path Detox can help. We will work alongside you to provide the most comprehensive and individualized medically-monitored detox program available.