Opana Detox Center in Port St. Lucie, FL
Opana or oxymorphone is a powerful, pain-relieving opioid that’s both incredibly effective and highly addictive. If you started taking Opana to alleviate physical discomfort but are no longer able to control how much you use, Agape Detox Center can help. At our detox center in Port St. Lucie, FL, you’ll have the benefit of a resort-like setting, and a diverse range of medical interventions, treatment modalities, and therapeutic services at your disposal. We take a targeted, whole-health approach to help people safely clear their systems of oxymorphone. We’re also committed to building strong, stable foundations for long-term opioid recovery.
At our Opana detox center, you can expect needs-specific care, comfortable surroundings, and the constant encouragement and support of our compassionate team. Best of all, when you’re ready, you can transfer seamlessly into our inpatient rehab to develop the skills you’ll need for ongoing success.
What Is Opana?
Opana is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic that’s prescribed to alleviate moderate to severe pain. Doctors offer Opana to patients who’ve recently undergone invasive surgery, have sustained serious injuries, or are living with certain chronic diseases. Opana acts on the brain’s opioid receptors to block pain signals. Thus, even when the conditions for pain are present, people who take oxymorphone won’t feel it. Opana also triggers the release of “feel-good” neurotransmitters like dopamine to create strong feelings of relaxation and euphoria.
Opana Addiction and Abuse
Commonly referred to as “Lady O”, “Mrs. O”, “Blue Heaven”, and “The O Bomb”, Opana is just as heavily abused as a street drug as it is when prescribed. Your Opana addiction risk is high if you were prescribed the medication and then:
- Sought ways to continue taking it after your prescription ended
- Took more Opana than your doctor advised
- Supplemented your prescription by purchasing Opana illegally
Many people without Opana prescriptions start using this drug to:
- Enhance feelings of pleasure
- Fit in socially
- Alleviate stress
- Alter their state of mind
When Opana is abused in any of these ways, significant changes in the brain’s chemistry occur. After weeks or even months of abusing Opana, many people have a hard time tolerating even very nominal amounts of physical or psychological pain without it.
Among some of the most common signs of Opana addiction are:
- Uncontrollable urges to use Opana
- The inability to stop using Opana or limit its use without developing uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms
- Doctor-shopping to get more Opana
- Lying or stealing to get Opana
Negative Effects of Opana Abuse
Constantly triggering the release of dopamine through repeated Opana use can actually wear this important neurotransmitter out. This can cause dopamine to misfire and it can also limit the amount of dopamine that’s available for essential physiological functions. The results of these changes often include:
- Decreased motivation
- Memory, balance, and coordination issues
- Lowered cognition
With heavy, long-term Opana abuse, the consequences become far more serious. In some cases, people may develop severe constipation, paralytic ileus, and a perforated bowel. Using large amounts of Opana for extended periods of time can deprive the brain of oxygen and lead to decreased memory and other forms of potentially permanent brain damage. Taking too much Opana can also result in severe respiratory depression.
Opana Withdrawal Signs and Symptoms
The initial physical symptoms of Opana withdrawal include:
- Uncontrollable yawning
- Watery eyes
- Runny nose
As these symptoms progress, people can additionally experience prolonged bouts of insomnia, intense Opana cravings, joint pain, muscle pain, and stomach cramps.
The physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal from Opana can be very uncomfortable. Medically assisted detox aims to minimize and alleviate this pain every step of the way. At Agape Detox Center, one of our primary goals is ensuring that the initial symptoms of Opana withdrawal do not result in severe, secondary problems that might cause permanent damage or even result in death.
Among the many dangers of going “cold turkey” is severe dehydration. Symptoms such as excessive sweating, diarrhea, and a persistently runny nose can cause substantial fluid loss. Absent regular monitoring and needs-specific support, dehydration can result in the development of a potentially fatal condition known as hypernatremia or elevated blood sodium. Absent timely medical treatment, hypernatremia places a person at a high risk of heart failure.
Opana Withdrawal Timeline
Opana has a half-life of just seven to nine hours. Thus, Opana withdrawal symptoms usually start within just 10 to 12 hours of last use. Without medical intervention and the absence of a weaning program, these symptoms can last between five days and two weeks. Various factors affect how quickly the brain and body are able to rebound from this drug including a person’s:
- Length of addiction
- General health
- Use of additional substances
When Do You Need Detox for Opana Addiction?
Once you have become physically dependent upon Opana, it’s important to complete the detox process in a controlled medical setting. During the early stages of recovery, drug cravings are incredibly high. Moreover, in addition to severe and potentially dangerous physical opioid withdrawal symptoms, you may also experience:
- Severe depression
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Lack of motivation
- Suicidal thoughts
If you’ve been using more Opana than your doctor has prescribed or if you’ve been purchasing Opana illegally, getting help will make detoxing safer and easier. In many instances, medically assisted detox can also make this first and most important step in recovery markedly shorter as well.
Opana Detox at Agape Detox Center
At Agape Detox Center, our Opana detox services are streamlined for meeting the needs of the individual. We offer dual diagnosis treatment for patients who’ve been using opioids to self-treat issues such as:
- Bipolar disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- General anxiety disorder
and others. We also offer behavioral therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy for addressing the most common, underlying causes of opioid use disorder like feelings of low self-worth, unresolved guilt or grief, and trauma. Whether you’re given a weaning program or use medications to complete your Opana detox, you can start taking part in on-campus rehab activities as soon as you feel mentally and physically ready.
Throughout your detox, you’ll work with case managers, medical doctors, counselors, and many other professionals to expedite your healing and prepare for what lies ahead. We use a whole-health approach throughout all phases of the recovery process. This way, our clients are able to get the medical interventions they need, even as they learn the tenets of good self-care. We place a strong focus on good nutrition, stress management, physical exercise, and good sleep hygiene. This allows us to provide each patient with a balanced blend of natural pain management solutions and medical support.
What to Expect During Detox?
When you visit our Port St. Lucie facility for Opana detox, you’ll receive targeted support from the minute you walk through our doors. Our team will immediately assess your pain levels and start leveraging various therapies right away. Once you’ve toured our facility, met our staff, and checked into your room, you’ll get a detailed overview of all that your custom detox plan includes.
Throughout detox, you can expect regular visits from onsite professionals to monitor your vital signs, help you stay hydrated, and ensure that all of your other needs are met. We’ll provide sleep support, hydration support, and nutritional support. We’ll additionally leverage needs-specific strategies for promoting mood balance.
Why Choose Agape for Opana Detox?
Quitting using opioids like Opana isn’t easy. When you complete your Opana detox in our Port St. Lucie facility, you can focus solely on recovery while relaxing in a comfortable, resort-like setting. We offer multiple medical interventions for Opana detox as well as a diverse range of therapeutic tools and services. You’ll have access to numerous options in on-campus recreation, and the ability to seamlessly move from our medical detox program to our inpatient rehab. With absolutely no gaps in your care, a supportive and highly competent treatment team, and a variety of proven treatment modalities, you’ll have the best chance at success.
Contact Agape and Get Started Today
The help you need for battling opioid use disorder is just a phone call away. With medically assisted Opana detox at Agape Detox Center, you can safely and comfortably begin your recovery. Get in touch with us now to get started.