Opiate Addiction Recovery


Opiate drugs are more familiarly known as prescription painkillers, which are derived from opium. These drugs are closely related to the street drug heroin and have similar effects and withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, opiate abuse may be harder to identify than heroin abuse because of the easier accessibility of these pharmaceutical drugs. Prescription opioids also pose additional challenges in recovery due to the difficult symptoms of withdrawal that will arise in the first few days of treatment. Under the care of Tranquility Woods in Maryland, individuals suffering from opiate addiction can find support from the initial phase of detox all the way through relapse prevention with beautiful surroundings to promote a successful recovery.

Opiate Detoxification


When recovering from opiate addiction, initial withdrawal symptoms will be treated with detox therapies that help to cleanse the body of built-up toxins and increase comfort during the toughest days of recovery. At Tranquility Woods, we combine medication with alternative therapies like massage, acupuncture, and infrared sauna therapy for a comprehensive approach to detoxification that will promote a more effective long-term recovery. At Tranquility woods we partner with the detox professionals that fit your needs best. We work closely with these professionals while combining alternative therapy such as a massage, acupuncture, and infrared sauna therapy for a more comfortable withdrawal and a more effective long-term recovery.

A Look At Opiate Withdrawal


Drug detox is an essential component of opiate addiction treatment. The painful and unpleasant symptoms of opiate withdrawal are difficult for an individual to cope with alone, which is why so many opiate addicts relapse. At an inpatient substance abuse center in Maryland, individuals who are struggling with opiate addiction can receive the supportive therapies they need to safely go through drug detox.

Early Withdrawal Symptoms

When an individual becomes physically dependent on an opiate, he or she will experience withdrawal effects after ceasing use or dramatically reducing use. The early symptoms of opiate withdrawal can range from excessive yawning to insomnia and extreme agitation. Other early withdrawal symptoms may include anxiety, muscle aches, runny nose, sweating, and teary eyes.

Late Withdrawal Symptoms

Later in the drug detox process, an individual going through heroin addiction treatment may experience more severe withdrawal effects. These can include painful abdominal cramping, chills, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The duration of these withdrawal effects can vary from person to person, as symptoms will vary depending on the type and amount of opiates used. For some people, withdrawal effects may last for a few weeks.

Withdrawal Complications

Going through detox in a treatment facility is essential, because complications may occur. During opiate withdrawal, an individual might aspirate the contents of the stomach into the lungs, which can result in a lung infection. Persistent vomiting and diarrhea can result in dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Another possible complication that is more likely to occur outside of a drug rehab is the return to drug use, known as relapse.


How do we help with Heroin dependency?


Upon entering treatment, a client may feel disoriented and hopeless as the side effects of heroin develop. The initial physical, mental, and emotional lows that a client experiences are treated at Tranquility Woods through a holistic and medically assisted approach, focusing on each level of dis-ease within the client, in order to provide an all-inclusive recovery track. Through methods including group and individual counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acupuncture, yoga, equine therapy, and 12-step programs, the client will begin to develop a stable and productive approach to long-term recovery, enabling them to combat future relapses with the appropriate tools. Treating addiction on a holistic basis is Tranquility Woods’ primary objective, recognizing a client is more likely to remain abstinent from drugs when treated thoroughly through every level of care.  Though the number of Americans addicted to heroin is staggering, there is hope for every person who makes the decision to get help.

At Tranquility Woods, we work to instill confidence in every client, allowing the individual to re-identify as a person, not just an addict. If you or a loved one is battling heroin addiction, now is the time to receive treatment. Recovery is a phone call away!