Withdrawing from drugs, especially Opiates like Lortabs or Percocets, can be extremely difficult. There are reasons for this. After a person takes high doses of Opiates over a long period of time, extra Opiate receptors are mad in the brain. Then, when the person doesn’t have any Opiates, all the extra Opiate receptors crave more Opiates. That is what causes the withdrawal symptoms.
One very difficult thing to think about when it comes to withdrawing from drugs, is that is often happens in jail, after one has been arrested for possession of narcotics. That is a very bad deal, as not only does the person not have any drugs and are going through miserable withdrawal; they are also in jail! And the workers there at the jail are not always very sympathetic.
Another difficult thing about drug withdrawal are the symptoms themselves. They can be very strong and make a person feel awful. Withdrawing from Opiates can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, elevated heart rate, painful muscles and joints, restlessness and insomnia. Benzodiazapine withdrawal can lead to a Seizure, during which time a person can stop breathing.
The last difficult thing about withdrawing from drugs is the craving for drugs. That’s all the person can think of, is getting more drugs. The person is completely preoccupied and consumed with finding more drugs to take. The cravings can become entirely overwhelming. Because of the strong urges to get high, the person often times takes more drugs than they are used to taking, resulting in overdoses and deaths.
If you have a drug problem, or you know someone that does; help is available. Since 2005, The Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic of South Mississippi has been the regions premier outpatient clinic for drug and alcohol problems. Call for more information at 601-261-9101, or find them on the web at: www.TheDrugandAlcoholDetoxClinic.com. You can pay a visit to Facebook page for more information. There’s Still Hope!