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Prescription opioid detox includes detox from OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and heroin. Prescription opioid detox is the first step on the journey to recovering from your addiction. Detox is a necessary first step because before you start treatment, you must rid your body of the toxins it has received from abusing the drug. The detox stage of recovery does just that: It rids your body of all poisons so you are ready to begin your treatment in a sober state.

Prescription Opioid Detox Timeline and Symptoms:

Detoxing from opiates generally takes about one week, depending on the acuity of the chemical dependence. The signs of withdrawal are usually visible about 6 hours after the last dosing of the opiate or prescription opioid, and peak on day 3 before subsiding.

Opiate withdrawal symptoms usually include the following:

  • Muscle Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Cravings
  • Anxiety
  • Runny Nose
  • Tearing Eyes
  • Sweating
  • Agitation
  • Excessive Yawning
  • Racing Heart
  • Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Fever
  • Insomnia

While going through your detox, it is important to stay healthy, as this will help mitigate some of the worst symptoms. Try to keep the following in mind:

  • Eat Well and Stay Hydrated: Your body will go through a lot while detoxing, so it is important to stay as healthy as possible so you have the energy to fight off the withdrawal symptoms. This means eating well, drinking lots of water, and consuming lots of electrolytes.
  • Prioritize Relaxation: Detoxing can be difficult, so prioritize relaxation techniques to reduce your overall stress. Examples of ways to relax yourself during detox include:
    • Practicing meditation and deep breathing
    • Taking warm showers
    • Anything that can help lower your blood pressure and keep you calm

Detox at Home with Kinkaid:

If you or your loved one needs help detoxing, please visit our In-Home Detox page to see how we can help. Kinkaid Private Nursing Care offers premium in-home services to patients looking for the best and most intensive care on the market. We only take on a few clients at a time, so we always provide specialized care to meet the needs of each client.

For more information, please visit our homepage and learn about our values and the array of services we provide. These services include home detox throughout California, as well as in-home nursing care and the coordination of a variety of at-home medical services in the Los Angeles area. We also offer at-home Covid-19 testing.