The Top 10 Most Easy and Effective Opioid Withdrawal Home Remedies
By: Reilly Johnson
Opiate withdrawal pain might be the single, biggest reason why people can’t stop using prescription opioid pain relievers.
Because if you can’t survive “opiate withdrawal” without relapsing, then you can’t recover. We all know the excruciating opioid withdrawal symptoms are one of the hardest parts about quitting narcotics, like heroin, hydrocodone (vicodin), percocet (oxycodone), tramadol, oxycontin, morphine, methadone, suboxone and others.
Here’s just a few common prescription opioid withdrawals symptoms you may experience:
- Strong cravings, extreme anxiety, anxiousness
- Chills, shakes, hot and cold flashes, goose bumps
- Diarrhea, upset stomach, nausea
- Depression, irritation and agitation
- Deep painful muscle aches, bone & body aches
- Insomnia, restless leg syndrome
- Flu like symptoms, sick all over
- And many more
To make matters worse, these withdrawal symptoms usually begin 6 to 24 hours from your last dosage. And symptoms can last up to 3 weeks or longer!
This is a big part of the reason why getting off narcotics is so tough.
Which is why you need opiate withdrawal help.
Because if you can find home remedies that ACTUALLY WORK, then you give yourself a chance to detox off opiates at last. That’s why I’m hopeful the home remedies for opiate withdrawal I’ve listed below will help you feel better, much faster.
#1. Natural Supplements, Prescriptions and Over-the-Counter Products to Ease Symptoms and Shorten Withdrawals.
There are a number of things that may help you relieve painful withdrawals, aid sleep and support your recovery.
1. NATURAL DETOX SUPPLEMENTS
2. OVER-THE-COUNTER PRODUCTS
3. PRESCRIPTIONS FROM YOUR DOCTOR
#2. How to Naturally Replenish Neurotransmitters Depleted by Opiate Addiction that Help Balance Your Emotions
DID YOU KNOW? When you get high on opiates and drugs it releases 2-10x more dopamine into your body than your natural reward system releases.
To compensate for the surges of dopamine drugs release, your body slowly stops producing it. Which is why by the time you’re ready to quit using drugs, your body is usually producing little to almost no natural dopamine, serotonin, endorphins and other key brain chemicals. And the longer you’ve used drugs, the lower these brain chemicals and neurotransmitters may be.
These brain chemicals have a direct impact in your mood, motivation, outlook, attitude and general well being. This is a big reason why many people feel so lethargic, depressed, with little motivation during their detox. To learn more about how you can naturally replenish neurotransmitters, read our article below:
#4. Hot Showers Can Give You Instant Relief from Opioid Withdrawal Hell
If you’re sitting there, aching, and hurting like hell then a hot shower may be your new best friend.
The heat from hot water can offer immediate relief from body aches, tension, anxiety, muscle spasms, restless leg syndrome, headaches, and many other opioid painkiller withdrawals.
All water can work as a remedy! Being in water, fully submerged and swimming can do wonders for your mood, and is therapeutic for your body. A visit to your local lakes, beaches, rivers, pools or whatever else is nearby might prove to be relaxing or invigorating.
#5. Get Outside and Get Some Sun!
When you hurt like hell, why not take advantage of the healing power of the sun?
Without the sun, all life on earth would die. Which means the sun is necessary for ALL life on this earth to grow and prosper.
So why not let the sun be your ally from opiate withdrawal hell?
Key benefits from the sun for opioid withdrawal:
- Strong bright light produces the key neurotransmitter, serotonin which plays an important role in mood and sleep.
- The sun is a great source of Vitamin D, which scientific studies estimate at least half the population is deficient in. Lack of Vitamin D is a common symptom of depression
- Your body gains warmth and energy from being in it, it helps you feel good.
What are you waiting for?
Get outside and get some sun! Take a short walk outside in the park to change things up and feel better. You’d really be surprised by how much activity in the great outdoors can take your mind off prescription opioid pain killer withdrawals. The sun is truly an underutilized opiate withdrawal remedy.
#6. Ease Withdrawal Pain and Stimulate Healing with a Massage
Massages stimulate healing by increasing blood flow to your muscles.
Let’s face it, most people who start abusing opiates get injured first and get a legitimate prescription, and then they develop the habit to deal with chronic pain.
Most Doctors prescribe prescription opioid pain killers such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxycontin, morphine, tramadol, morphine, etc.to try and help patients “manage their pain”.
Massages can get deep into your muscle tissue and release tightness, muscle aches, back spasms and pain. Why not give or get a massage for opiate withdrawal relief, it’s a quick and easy opiate withdrawal home remedy.
#7. Sleep More, So You Suffer Less
If you can, try and sleep a lot during the first few days of detox so you HEAL more and ENDURE less pain.
Because when you are sleeping, you are generally healing, not hurting.
I used to work out a lot and did a lot of strength training and weight lifting. And any seasoned bodybuilder will tell you,
“You don’t get bigger or stronger lifting weights in the gym, you get bigger and stronger when you’re home, sleeping. Sleeping is when your body can really heal and recover.”
Why? Because when you lift heavy weights and exercise regularly you actually tear down your muscles, which is why you get sore after a hard workout. It’s when you sleep that your body gets the chance to repair the damage done by lifting weights. And during sleep your body rebuilds itself bigger and stronger than before.
Sleeping can help you heal faster during detox.
#8. Refuel With a Targeted Diet for Your Opioid Detox
“A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine.” – Henry David Thoreau
Lets face it, most drug users diets consist of fast food, candy, ice-cream, microwavable meals, and make nutrition a total afterthought.
This is part of the reason why many people who abuse drugs are deficient or low in many essential nutrients, that are vital for health and well being.
Your body wasn’t made to to break down an endless stream of processed food, preservatives and dangerous taste additives like MSG (monosodium glutamate), pesticides and chemicals. This food is not healthy and contains no nutritional value, and it can also contribute to a myriad of health problems that often shows itself as deadly diseases like heart disease and cancer.
Cut out the processed foods and stick to proteins, vegetables, fruit and protein. If you commit to eating a healthy diet of vegetables, fruits and protein you’ll be surprised at some of the health problems that may begin to disappear.
Drink as much water as you can and hydrate and flush your system clean. And do not drink drink soda’s, coffee and other drinks that dehydrate you without even knowing it. Thus robbing essential vitamins and minerals from your body.
To learn what supplements work best during opiate detox check out my article below.
#9. Daily Exercise Helps You Build Habits for a Lasting Recovery
Exercise maybe the single best way to produce natural feel good brain chemicals such as endorphins, dopamine and serotonin – which act as the body’s own natural opiates.
But to release these feel good chemicals you must exercise vigorously. The stronger the physical demands you place on your body, the greater the release of endorphins.
Weight bearing activities build dopamine in the brain which gets badly depleted by opiate abuse and addiction. Weight lifting also builds confidence and work ethic. Which is another reason why weight training and exercise are known as all time great remedies for drug addiction.
And it doesn’t matter if you are a female or male. Both can lift weights the same. (Females should do the same exercises but just using lighter weight.)
To Learn More See My Article,
#10. Try Acupuncture To Help You Rebalance At-Home After Heroin Addiction
Acupuncture has been used as a remedy for opiate withdrawal relief and to treat addiction dating back hundreds of years to China.
Acupuncture practitioners believe natural energy, known as chi flows through the body along pathways called meridians bringing health. And any blockage of this energy causes illness in people.
This energy can be blocked by any number of things and opioid addiction is certainly something that blocks vital energy. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture treatment unblocks and free’s the energy, thus maintaining balance and restoring health.
How it works:
Acupuncture works by inserting very thin needles into the skin at specific points or meridians on the body. This usually does not hurt.
Here’s what we know about if it works:
- Studies have shown acupuncture can significantly decreases stress-related muscular pain by up to 50% or more.
- MRI studies have found acupuncture modulates brain regions regulating pain and emotion.
- Studies indicate acupuncture increases body circulation and stimulates area’s that may have not been working very well previously.
- Releases endorphins, feel good chemicals known as the body’s own opiates.
As you can see acupuncture can be very beneficial to improving physical and emotional well being. Why not try acupuncture and see if it works as an opiate withdrawal remedy for you?
Interested in learning about other natural home remedies for pain?
Your Experience and Knowledge Will Guide Your Future Success
Getting thru opioid withdrawals and detox is tough. Which is why you need to prepare yourself. The more knowledge you have on ways to minimize or eliminate withdrawal symptoms, the better your chances are at a lasting recovery.
Also keep in mind not every remedy will work the same for everyone. The true trick to recovery is to be determined, learn, and test out what works.
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