Opiates are a group of drugs derived from the opium plant. They include codeine, morphine, Vicodin, OxyContin, oxycodone and heroin. Opiates are used as painkillers and can be extremely addictive in nature.
Opiate withdrawal can also be very dangerous and should only be attempted with proper supervision. Common symptoms of opiate withdrawal include:
- Anxiety and agitation
- Muscle aches and pains
- Abdominal cramps and diarrhea
- Nausea and vomiting
Akua Mind & Body offers clinical care and support for a safe opiate withdrawal process for clients.