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Anti-Diarrhea Medications

Some drugs, such as opioids, cause constipation, and withdrawal from these substances during opiate detoxification results in diarrhea. Therefore, it is good for recovering addicts to have OTC medications for diarrhea relief, such as Imodium and Pepto-Bismol, on hand.

Sleep Aids

Many recovering people, such as individuals with benzo addictions, suffer from sleep disturbances during the detoxification process, along with hypersensitivity to lights and noise. Dietary supplements and natural sleep aids, such as valerian root, chamomile, and melatonin, can help manage these symptoms during an at-home detox on a day-to-day basis.

Supplements

Taking supplements is helpful if you are wondering how to detox your body from drugs at home. Several amino acids, available as supplements, can help manage stressful withdrawal symptoms and make home detoxification more bearable. L-theanine, which is found in green tea, reduces anxiety. L-glutamine can lessen cravings for drugs and alcohol. L-tyrosine lifts mood and energy levels and helps manage depression.

Signs and symptoms of Opioid withdrawal include:
  • Runny nose, watery eyes, and yawning
  • Restlessness or anxiety
  • Irritability or mood disturbances
  • Increased pain
  • Goosebumps on the skin, chills, or sweating
  • Stomach cramps
  • Muscle cramping or aches and joint pain
  • Tremors or muscle twitching
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Blood pressure changes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Thoughts of suicide

Opioid withdrawal can occur in anyone who is dependent on the drug, especially if they suddenly reduce their dose or stop using it altogether. 7 Opioid withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include:7-8

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Increased body temperature
  • Racing heart
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • High blood pressure
Naltrexone for Anti-Cravings:

Naltrexone is employed to block the sedative and euphoric effects of alcohol and various opioids, such as morphine, heroin, and codeine. It achieves this by binding to receptors and preventing their stimulation, effectively suppressing cravings.

Vivitrol for Anti-Cravings:

Vivitrol binds to opioid receptors, eliminating the pleasurable sensations associated with opioid and alcohol use. Its effects persist for approximately 30 days following treatment.

Sublocade for Anti-Cravings:

Sublocade, administered via buprenorphine injections, significantly reduces cravings for up to 30 days following a single treatment, facilitating a smoother rehabilitation process.

Suboxone for Anti-Cravings:

Suboxone, a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone, alleviates withdrawal symptoms and removes the “high” associated with alcohol and opioids. It can be used for extended periods without significant side effects, though it’s essential to consult with your doctor for proper dosage and tapering guidance.

We understand the challenges faced by those suffering from substance abuse disorder. We’re ready to answer your questions and help you begin your journey – contact us today!