This Article is About
cold sweats
brain functions
types of drugs
pain medication
body doesn
withdrawals
addict
How To Get Off Opiates At Home
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Having been addicted to drugs myself for many years, I have learned alot. I know how miserable the withdrawl symptoms can be. I went through stages of being addicted to a few different types of drugs, mainly opiate pain medication. Whether you are an addict yourself, or you have a loved one living with this absolutly horrible ,life ruining disease, I hope this article will help someone.

Alot of people don't understand how it is to be an addict. People often think that if someone would be willing to just stop trying to get high, they could stop, and that it's just a bad choice their making over and over again. It's not that simple. It is definitly not a matter of will power. It actually affects the way your brain functions. It gets used to having the overdose of the chemical that makes you happy, and feel good, and when the body doesn't get it, you get physically ill. If you're reading this, chances are you want to get clean, and probably aren't trying to get high anymore. You're probably doing just enough to feel "normal". Heck, I'd rather take the worst kind of flu I've ever had in my life over the withdrawl symptoms that come with being "Dopesick". It is by far the worst feeling I have ever felt in my life.

The withdrawals are different for alot of people, but most get irritable, muscle aches, a runny nose like your brain is going to leak out of your head, your eyes tear like crazy, yawning, and it gets worse from there. You get "goosebumps" really bad, diarhea, abdominal cramps, major insomnia, leg cramps, and I haven't even mentioned it all. Luckily, there are some things that can help ease some of them.

First off, I recommend getting some sort of full-body cleanse.You need to get rid of all those toxins you've been putting into your body. Include a colon cleanse to get rid of the constipation that you most likely have had from long term drug use. Cleansing will also help your poor liver. Make sure you drink ALOT of water. To help with cold sweats, taking a warm bath can help keep you body at one solid temperature. Try to get plenty of rest, but also , as hard as it is to drag yourself up even just to get a drink, try and go for a walk or get some sort of exercise, it does help. It will give you a little more energy, and help with the depression that you likely have while getting through withdrawl symptoms.

If you are not an addict yourself, but are trying to help someone you love, one of the most important things I can tell you is to be as supportive as possible, and be patient, VERY patient. I hope some of the things here have helped. Maybe it will at least help soeone get through their day. Like I said before I know first hand how to get off opiates at home, as hard and long a road as it is, you can do it. If you slip up, don't get discouraged. Just think of it as just that. A slip up, and tommorow is a new day. Get up and brush yourself off. You will have a long and hard road ahead of you, but you didn't get addicted overnight, and you won't get clean overnight either. I hope the best for you, or your loved one. Take it one day at a time and you CAN get through this. Good luck, and I wish a happy, and healthy life for you.


Street Talk

That's it. One day at a time. If you fall off the horse, just get back on and keep on trotting away until you get past the withdrawal phase. Good to hear you managed to beat it and at home too. It takes a lot of determination to do it.

Reply
  about 2 years ago
You May Also Like
If You Have Fibroids: Consequences And Treatment
Dear Readers, In my previous article about Fibroids, I discussed how to find out whether or not you have fibroids and what the symptoms are. In this follow up article, I address two questions: What are the consequences of having Fibroids? And what is the treatment, if any, when having…
By: Dr. Maya-Willi in  Health and Fitness  >  Womens Issues   Jul 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Painful Periods Could Mean You Have Fibroids
Dear Readers, There is something you should know if you suffer from painful periods. By painful I mean monthly periods where you have to actually be on your bed, periods in which you actually get sick, vomit, and get fever, cold sweats, and the pain makes you want to roll…
By: Dr. Maya-Willi in  Health and Fitness  >  Womens Issues   Jul 29, 2011  
0
  Likes: 3

Drug Abuse Addiction Information Treatment
What Is Drug Addiction and Treatment? Drug addiction, is not being able to stop using the drug in spite of numerous attempts. Drug Addiction Symptoms can include. The drug user has become tolerant of the drug requiring them to consume increasingly greater quantities to have the required effect The drug…
By: Brianp68 in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   Dec 06, 2012  
1
  Likes: 0

Do You Have An Addiction To Weed?
An addiction to weed is frowned by many a marijuana smoker. People insist that there there is no such thing as an addiction to weed. The part they miss out when they make such a bold statement is that the problem is more accurately described as being a psychological dependency…
By: Dave Hutchison in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   May 10, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

What Are the Effects Of Drug Addiction on Society?
These days there are too many people who are really conscious about the dangers and harms of Fentanyl drug abuse. It is a well known fact that every kind of addiction is harmful, not only for the addict’s life but also for the persons who are directly or indirectly such…
By: Hassan Mansoor in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   Feb 05, 2013  
0
  Likes: 2

Alcoholism is Due to Many Genes
Many questions have been asked as to whether alcoholism is something that is developed through experiences and surroundings or if it is something hereditary. Finding the cause of alcoholism would lead to understanding how to quickly stop the addiction and the withdrawal symptoms. It was thought to be that heavy…
By: Emmanuel Gonzalez in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   Mar 21, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Many Misconceptions Are Harbored About Just Exactly What Residential Treatment Entails
What exactly is residential treatment? The concept may seem somewhat ambiguous to many people. Many misconceptions are harbored about just exactly what residential treatment entails. Some people envision it to be some sort of mental asylum. Some people envision it to be some sort of prison. And some people envision…
By: Dan McDaniel in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   Apr 20, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Learn More About What You Can Expect at Residential Treatment
Many philosophers argue that human beings, by nature, have an instinctive desire to seek perfection by aspiring to reach a higher existential plane of existence. In religious terms, this is known as the spiritual realm, or the soul. So that being the case that human beings seek perfection, it runs…
By: Dan McDaniel in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   Apr 20, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

To Engage In Self-destructive Behavior Runs Counter to the Instincts Of All Living Things
Mankind, is by nature, inclined instinctively to seek to attain a higher plain of existence. What separates human beings from the animal kingdom is that human beings have an intellectual and a spiritual dimension to them, which animals do not have. To engage in self-destructive behavior runs counter to the…
By: Dan McDaniel in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   Apr 13, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

The Weed Addiction Help Thats Available To You
A lot of people manage to convince themselves that they've essentially become addicted to weed. They continue on a journey looking for weed addiction help. With the monstrosity of avenues that you can take to get this kind of help, advice and even treatment, it's quite easy to get even…
By: Dave Hutchison in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   May 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Teenage Drug Abuse
What is drug abuse? Drug abuse is the intake of drugs that are not prescribed by a medical practitioner for medicinal purposes. These drugs that are abused are mostly not for medicinal purposes but foe leisure and social purposes. The most commonly abused drugs include alcohol, hard narcotics such as…
By: Phillipah in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   Mar 31, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Is Marijuana Addictiveness Really A Concern
With the high amount of substance abuse becoming associated with marijuana addictiveness, you may well start to question if it really is as big a threat as some folks will have you believe. Take a minute and think about the chemicals in the drug... Do you think it is just…
By: Dave Hutchison in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   May 06, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

Can You Be Addicted To Weed?
There comes a point in just about all pot smokers lives, where they'll take a step back and ask themselves "Can you be addicted to weed?" It's a common question to ask. After all, when you've been smoking the substance for decades, one begins to question the why behind their…
By: Dave Hutchison in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   May 06, 2011  
3
  Likes: 2

Synthetic Marijuana Use Up Among High School Seniors: Warnings Issued to Parents
Introduced in Europe in 2004, Spice, a synthetic form of marijuana is becoming the drug of choice among high school seniors according to a recent health survey. The product is being redesignated in most places, is second in usage among teens, surpassed only by marijuana. According to the survey, one…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   Dec 15, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Weed Addiction Help
Ever wondered what the best sort of weed addiction help would be? Do you think it's a necessity that you must have in order to get over a weed addiction? Is weed even addictive for that matter? Man, psychological dependencies can really get on your nerves. Can't they. Especially when…
By: Dave Hutchison in  Health and Fitness  >  Drug Abuse   May 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 4438    Report this Article