I have seen a lot of interest lately about how to detox from every kind of drug imaginable at home. In all likelihood this is from people who may not be able to afford conventional treatment.
Ok let me give you the best advice I have based on my own personal experiences, being in long term rehab for 2 years and 30 plus years of drug addiction. Hopefully you will be able to take something away from here that will be useful for you to detox at home from opiates or other drugs.
Now in most cases this will be somewhat distasteful. This even holds true if you go to treatment to detox for opiates because until the medications they give you start to work you are going to be uncomfortable. One needs to keep this in mind while they are weak and wobbly trying to stop opiate withdrawal by toughing it out lying on the couch watching TV.
General fundamentals oh how to detox from opiates at home
Try to sleep through most of your opiate detox this should go without saying. One can have a better chance of doing this if they stay awake as much as possible a couple of days before then intend to stop using opiates. I would also drink a lot of fluids like juice and things of this nature this will help flush out a lot of the opiates that have built up in your body. What we are trying to accomplish here is to sleep through the worst of your opiate withdrawal which will peak between 24 and 36 hours. This has worked great for me in the past.
If you are working I would suggest that you make arrangements to take the next 2 or 3 days off of work by then the worst will be over with also keep in mind for some of us this process can take up to 5 days so you will have to be the judge of what kind of opiate habit you have.re
Next I would invite a close friend or family member to come stay with you while you detox at home from opiates at home. If nothing else they will serve as moral support should you want to give up and return to using. Now once you are finished with your detox from opiates we need to have a plan; for instance how are you intending to stay clean? Are you going to attend NA meetings or group therapy what ever it is we need to write it all down and then take action to follow through with it.
If this method did not work for you please do not give up there are other methods such as 12 step programs like narcotics anonymous that are free. I attend these meetings quite frequently and they keep me clean and sober.
Another option is going to some sort of opiate addiction treatment facility. If you choose this method it will be nothing like kicking opiates from home because you can be medically detoxed if you choose. I have personally kicked heroin and other opiates like this.
One thing I have to suggest is that if you do go be sure and get with you substance abuse counselor before you leave to come up with a sound aftercare addiction recovery program. This is where I went wrong so that is why I am stressing it too you now. A good plan can be as simple as ongoing drug addiction therapy and attending NA on a daily basis. I would make a list of what time and where all the meetings you plan on attending too.
I can tell you that it has been my experience that those who keep going to meetings regularly stay clean and regularly means everyday. If you are willing to take action then you to can get clean and stay clean.
Keep in mind that any addict and I mean absolutely any addict can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use them, and find a new way to live clean. I did and so can you. Remember lost dreams awaken and new possibilities arise.
For those of you that suffer from chronic relapse there is long term drug rehab. I give God and long term opiate treatment credit for saving my life. I actually spent 2 years in long term and went to substance addiction counseling once per week.