'...Opiate detox is the process you go through to remove all toxins and remnants of opiates from your body. When you start an opiate regimen, the first thing you will go through is opiate detox. Another part of your opiate detox regimen consists of learning about opiates. One thing you will learn is that opiates are used in medicines such as Vicodin or Oxycontin for pain. The chemical found in these drugs attach to the opiate receptors located in the brain and spinal cord. Once the body starts relying on the drug, the body stops functioning normally and then becomes physically dependent to the drug. At the time that the level of the drug falls below the normal amount that the body is used to, the withdrawal symptoms start occurring. The withdrawal symptoms are what show signs of a prescription drug addiction. Opiate detox that is not assisted by medical professionals can cause serious withdrawal symptoms that resemble the symptoms of a serious flu. These symptoms include: nausea and vomiting, hot flashes and cold chills, constipation, panic attacks and irritability. Opiate detox that is done without professional medical help can cause permanent cardiopulmonary system damage as well as death....(more)'
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