How To Handle The Pain Of Opiate Withdrawal Syndrome

Prescription medication addiction is growing at an alarming rate nationwide. People from all age groups and backgrounds suffer from life threatening conditions simply because they are unable to quit. 

However, it is impossible to recover without dealing with the ‘pain caused by withdrawal’ from opiates. A few symptoms, as described below, present a substantially high risk of relapse. 

  1. Hot/Cold flashes
  2. Nausea, Diarrhea and stomach related irritation
  3. Insomnia
  4. Flu-like feelings
  5. Depression

Recovering from addiction can only be achieved by increasing awareness and publishing remedies to combat common withdrawal symptoms.

Aid maybe found in detox programs, natural supplements, dietary nutrition, lifestyle and personal choices. Responsible use of supplements in combination with physical exercise supported by a balanced diet can ease the struggle of withdrawal and its symptoms. Altering a physical routine can have a direct impact on a person’s emotional well-being and vice versa. For an educated addict, the goal must be to slowly and naturally replace the neurotransmitters that have been depleted by opiate addiction.

This can be done by increasing cardiovascular activity, getting more sleep, cutting down on processed foods and focusing on proteins or good fats. All of this in addition to keeping hydrated and indulging more in positive and stimulating activities. A lasting recovery is dependent on personal, physical, emotional and mental choices the addict makes each day.

Every person’s journey is unique, however, there are vast sources of information that can be very beneficial on how to handle the (physical/mental) pain of opiate withdrawal syndrome. Fighting addiction does not have to be painful and recovery can be permanent. Find out more at

Written By: Vidhi Vohra

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