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Opiate Detox

Here at Sequoia Detox Centers, we help make our clients as comfortable as possible because we understand what a trying process opiate detox can be.

What is Opiate Addiction...

and how can Sequoia help?


Opiates are prescription medications used for pain management, they are also known as opioids. The prescription drugs produce a short-lived euphoria, which have been proven addictive. According to the National Institute of Drugs, it is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide. Familiar names of opiate medications are hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, codeine, and methadone

The opiate epidemic in the United States has been the leading cause of accidental deaths, surpassing vehicular collisions. Drug users who start with prescription pill abuse can easily lead to full-blown heroin addiction.

The harder opiates are to find, the more attractive heroin becomes. Heroin produces the same high as opiates and is substantially cheaper on the street.

Even when prescribed, this category of drugs can take such a toll – both physically and mentally – on their users that traditional “cold turkey” methods of detox are often ineffective. Thus, other detox methods are paramount and vastly superior. At Sequoia Detox Centers, we believe in a proper medical detox because it is safer, far more comfortable, and the best way to start a successful recovery.

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What is the Timeline for Opiate Detox Treatment?

The duration of opiate withdrawals depends greatly on the severity of the dependence. Scientifically we can pinpoint different symptoms of the withdrawal process, but it is hard to verify a specific opiate withdrawal timeline due to the varying factors in usage severity, length, age, and other determining factors.

Without any medical intervention, withdrawal from opiates can last anywhere from a couple of days to weeks or more as the body cleanses itself of the drugs and goes through a variety of intense withdrawal symptoms.

What Can I Expect From Treatment?

When opiates are discontinued suddenly, the person can experience a number of unpleasant feelings and reactions, also known as withdrawal symptoms. Even those taking opioids for a long period of time as prescribed by a doctor can experience this change. Opiates are currently among the most abused substances available.

Opiate detox is a very dangerous thing. Many articles can be found on how to detox at home but even with following these steps, you have no protection from two of the biggest hurdles during an opiate withdrawal; mental obsession and the dangerous medical complications that can occur. Withdrawal from any form of opiates is a serious matter that should be done under medical supervision to prevent all complications.

Some opiate withdrawal symptoms include:
  • Muscle aches

  • Yawning uncontrollably

  • Diarrhea

  • Abdominal cramping

  • Goosebumps on the skin

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Dilated pupils and possibly blurry vision

  • Rapid heartbeat

  • High blood pressure

  • Restlessness

  • Anxiety

  • Lacrimation (eyes tearing up)

  • Runny nose

  • Excessive sweating

  • Inability to sleep


Get help for Opiate Addiction at Sequoia Detox Centers

An opiate addiction treatment plan comes with intense therapy sessions including individual and group settings, education on the disease of addiction, family support groups, relapse prevention, aftercare programs and so much more. At Sequoia Detox Centers, our goals are to support our clients during their recovery journey and always encourage their continuous growth. We feel that the more supported our clients feel, the more courage they will have to continue in their battle against addiction.



Decide when you're ready

✓ Call or email us to begin your recovery

✓ Speak with our qualified staff to assess your condition and specific needs

✓ Coordinate a date and time to be admitted


Receive your assessment

✓ Visit our discreet location with payment and approved personal items

✓ Work with our medical and clinical staff to review your values and treatment goals

✓ Receive a physical exam to determine medication protocol options and length of stay


Begin treatment

✓ After working with our highly trained staff, decide what medication regimen will be best for you and begin immediately

✓ Settle into your private room, personalize your meal plan, and participate in treatment activities

✓ Work One-on-One with clinical staff to determine your next steps


Continue your recovery journey

✓ Your clinical staff will provide multiple options for follow-up care, depending on your treatment goals

✓ Our staff will coordinate your admission and any travel and insurance considerations to ensure your recovery journey is not interrupted

✓ Move forward towards your goal of sobriety in the preferred partner setting that best fits your lifestyle