Opioid Withdrawal Treatment

Opioid withdrawal treatment
     Hurting From Withdrawals?

Opioid Withdrawal Treatment

More than 17 million people in the United States reported using prescription painkillers for nonmedical use in 2015.  Many of them are in need of opioid withdrawal treatment.   Prescription painkillers, also known as opioid pain relievers, include oxycodone, Fentanyl, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and others.  In addition to street drugs like heroin.

Many people who abuse these painkillers become dependent on them. Some even move on to abusing illegal narcotics, such as heroin.  Heroin withdrawal treatment is the same as Opioid withdrawal treatment.

If you stop using opiates after becoming dependent, you’ll likely experience extremely uncomfortable symptoms of opioid withdrawal . In fact, many people continue abusing drugs to avoid the difficult symptoms that come with detoxification.  We highly suggest you get in touch with a doctor who is able to prescribe Suboxone or Vivitrol shots.  These will help to reduce the symptoms of opioid addiction.

Though opiate withdrawal is not normally life threatening (physically), the process can lead to symptoms that are difficult to manage.  Mentally, heroin withdrawal can be life threatening when the symptoms are so severe that a person wishes to take his own life to stop them.

Some effects of withdrawal can even cause serious health complications. The severity of your withdrawal symptoms may also depend on your level of dependence.

Going through withdrawal is challenging. But breaking your dependence is a vital first step in living a healthier life.

SYMPTOMS of Opioid Withdrawal —

  • Chills and goose bumps
  • Diarhea & stomach aches
  • Flu-like symptoms times (X) 20
  • No appetite
  • Fatigue / No energy at all
  • Sleeplessness
  • RLS – restless leg syndrome
  • Hoarse voice
  • Headaches
  • Feelings of despair and hopelessness
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Vomiting
  • Shakes


There are two brands that both work well.  You can purchase Mitadone or CalmSupport below:

Opioid withdrawal treatments are vast, but NONE of it is magic.  Often addicts find themselves going into withdrawals when they run out of heroin or pain pills.  Or, if you are on prescriptions, then your bottle runs out early and the doctor will not refill it.   You are stuck and headed for about a week of pure hell.  There isn’t much worse than Opioid Withdrawals.  Its basically living death and torture.  We suggest that if you withdrawal at-home you stock your house with healthy shakes and smoothies  (BUY THESE AT AMAZON).  You will not have much appetite, but you have to get nutrients and eat.  Shakes are a great alternative.

The best option is to locate a Heroin Treatment Centers and get checked in.  Heroin Treatment Center

How many times do you want to have to go through withdrawals?  If you don’t make an effort to stop the heroin/ opioid use, then you are going to be facing multiple periods of withdrawals and they do NOT get any easier.  Trust me, I know full well.

If you suspect you might be going from opioid dependent to an opioid addict  (there is a difference between Dependence and Addiction), then talk to your Doctor.  You will be surprised at how appreciative they are to you for communicating with them.  Believe me, you are NOT the only person to get addicted to your pain meds!  It happens all the time.  Pain Doctors see this very often.  They can treat you while still treating your physical pain.  They did this for my situation.

Heroin withdrawal treatment regardless of how you became an addict may consist of medicines like suboxone, to monthly shots of Vivitrol.  There are also OTC opioid withdrawal supplements you can find on AMAZON or CLICK ABOVE  If you are in very bad shape, you can even check into a hospital for over night stays.

All in all, one thing is clear….you cannot avoid the withdrawals entirely.  No drug or doctor can make them go away.  You are going to have to fight like hell to get through them and NEVER GIVE UP .


Heroin withdrawal stories
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10 thoughts on “Opioid Withdrawal Treatment

  1. Thank you for this information as you do care with others health.I never heard of this disease before but according to what you have explained it shows that its a dangerous disease.Thank you for encouraging and informing others on the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.Thank you for your informative article.


    1. You are very welcome Jose. The main disease is ‘addiction’. It can be addiction to anything, but I am focusing on opiate addictions which is opiate pain medications, heroin, etc. Basically addiction acts as a disease in that it controls your body and mind once you become addicted to these chemicals. Your body needs more in order to live a ‘normal’ life. With out the opiate chemical your body goes into withdrawal, just like if you went without water for more than 2-3 days…you are going to hurt badly. unfortunately, this is what happens once you become addicted to opiates and pain medications and heroin. We have an epidemic in this country where hundreds of people are dying every single day from over-dose on opioid related chemcials. Very troubling problem and therefore I am using my past experience to try to help others move past their addiction. The good thing is that opiate addiction IS TREATABLE. There is a good life after opiate addiction. Thanks for contributing.

  2. Opioid abuse is rampant in America today. A lot of it stems from the medical community using it as a first line of defense against pain. I was addicted till 8 years ago when I got sick and tired of the runaround due to me taking to many pills and the script running out. Just like you alluded too. One day I just decided to stop and went cold turkey. Not the best decision. But I made it. I have heard that Suboxone is also addictive. Is that true? That would be like trading one addiction for another!

    1. Wow, thanks for sharing your story. It just boggles my mind how many people are affected by opiate addiction. If not them, then their family or friend. Everyone knows someone. Great for you kicking the pills. As you know, I too became addicted after chronic pain and many surgeries. I was on fentanyl which is stronger than heroin. I ramped up dosage and began running out two weeks early, but I needed relief from the pain so I stuck it out…and kept getting more scrips when docs would allow. I hated the cycle of it as you did. Looking back, I wish the doc had never recommended the Fentanyl and I had just lived in pain.

      Anyway, YES suboxone is addictive. Its like giving up one opiate addiction for another…but NOT as bad. It serves a purpose. I had a terrible time weaning off suboxone years after quiting the pain meds. Its controversial for sure and a good question. TO me, suboxone helped ease the withdrawals and kept me in recovery for several years. It is MUCH less addictive. As in you do not really ‘feel’ anything while taking it but its appeasing your opioid receptors similar to heroin or pain pills…thus halting cravings. Its not addictive in the sense that you feel great after taking your pills or heroin…because you dont feel anything. Its working in that ‘back shadows’ of your brain and its very effective. But, its side affects are that your body becomes dependent on it just like it does for people who take Zanex for example. So, you have to battle to wean off of it eventually. Its just that its 10 times LESS terrible than cold turkey opiate withdrawals like you know about. Its not nearly as hard or bad…so it serves a good purpose I believe. Medical tech is bringing us better meds. Vivitrol is a shot you get and it lasts a month. It does similar to suboxone which is a film under the tongue twice a day usually. Vivitrol has surpassed suboxone now as preferred method to help people detox, lessen withdrawals and remain off opiates. Easier to control than suboxone. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is an awesome topic! I like how it starts with a very alarming statistic. In all honesty, I believe this is an issue that doesn’t receive enough attention. I think someone who wants to help another person beat their opioid addiction would get great advice on doing so with the help of this page!

    1. Well thanks! I surely hope my pages and site will reach more people and help them. I tried to forget for many years and couldnt even think about the bad memories from withdrawal and the cycle of scoring more pain meds which lasted so long. But, it just hit me one day…that I could make that entire experience MEAN SOMETHING…if I did something productive with it. Which is trying to help others who have gone through the same thing I went through. Its easier for me to relate to them and provide tips and support that I never got when I was going through it. Thanks for your support. All I need now is to be ranked higher on Google so people see my site!

  4. I think this is great advise. I have several friends who have gone down the path of opioid use and sadly to say they probably won’t ever get off that path. Maybe if they had acceccible information like this shared with them and internalized it, they might have had a change in life.

    I think it’s great you’re spreading this information. Sadly many people need to read this stuff. To anyone who is suffering with use/withdrawal, stay strong hold in there and don’t give up. Ever!


    1. I do appreciate your feedback. Any comments of support or critique are very helpful in making this site the best it can be. I want thousands of people to come here and find help if they can. I dont remember finding any site like this while I was going through being an addict, so I thought I would create one and use it to learn site building at WA. Thanks again and best wishes to you as well. -MB

  5. I think this is great advise. I have several friends who have gone down the path of opioid use and sadly to say they probably won’t ever get off that path. Maybe if they had acceccible information like this shared with them and internalized it, they might have had a change in life.

    I think it’s great you’re spreading this information. Sadly many people need to read this stuff. To anyone who is suffering with use/withdrawal, stay strong hold in there and don’t give up. Ever!

    1. Thank you Koda. Yes, I think it affects a lot more people than we think. Of course, many people try to hide it. Sorry about your friends. Maybe one day they will conquer it. What I found is that rehab and detox are NOT enough. There needs to be more education on genetic history of addiction to warn people, AND our brain chemicals. How we can replenish them if we try. That is the ticket to recovery and never relapsing. Because if you dont focus on your brain chemicals…you are going to feel terrible and relapse to feel better. I went through it all as you know and what saved me from becoming a life-long addict was being informed about how my brain chemicals and dopamine, etc were depleted. Like I had none which was exactly why I was feeling depressed, feeling despair 24 hours a day, and never feeling good about anything. I could have won the lottery and felt no pleasure over that because I had no dopamine or seretonin working like it does in normal peeps. This is the ticket to kicking addiction. Thanks again for your comments. Really appreciate it and please spread this site to help others.

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