Opiate Withdrawal Overview
Taking opiates alters our brain chemistry by forcing the pathways within the brain to adapt to a foreign stimulus (opiates). This creates a vicious cycle because over time we require greater doses of opiates to obtain relief or feel pain free.
When a person stops taking opiates, the brain reacts dramatically, causing the person to feel sick and experience Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms, or PAWS.
The intensity of PAWS a person's body experiences depends on:
1. The length of drug use;
2. The amounts taken over time (ten days is enough for some to become addicted) and;
3. The type of drug(s) ingested.
There are a host of withdrawal symptoms which often surface within 10-24 hours after an opiate dependent person stops taking opiates. Those symptoms are the essence of withdrawal. For most people, acute withdrawal lasts about 5 – 7 days. Cravings, both emotional and physical, can persist for months which can lead to a possible relapse in opiate/drug use. During acute withdrawal, the predominant symptoms are similar to a very bad case of the flu and commonly include, to name a few: lethargy, anxiety, lack of focus, body aching, fevers, sweating, insomnia, restless legs and/or leg jerking, shaking, and chills. Prolonged symptoms often include depression, anxiety and extreme fatigue. These symptoms are all present in addition to the extremely difficult cravings people often experience for the former drug on which they were dependent.
Below is a chart which gives you a "Bird's Eye" glance at the length of PAWS for a Cold Turkey Detox versus taking our Withdrawal Relief Complex© System.
Cold-Turkey vs. Withdrawal Relief Complex© System
As you can see, taking the Withdrawal Relief Complex© System (dark blue timeline) while detoxing from opiates or prescription painkillers greatly reduces the time in which you would experience withdrawal symptoms by at LEAST five days. By day seven people using WRC© are nearly symptom free. You can view our general Opiate Withdrawal Timeline where you can clearly see the average rate of withdrawal symptoms while going cold turkey or while taking the Withdrawal Relief Complex© System.
To learn more and for a more in-depth description of our system, the Withdrawal Relief Complex©, please click here.