Heroin and prescription painkillers are all classified as opiates. These drugs have many different forms, including liquids, powders, tablets, and even syrups. Each of these forms has varying ways to be introduced into the body, and taking them is highly addictive. If you have tried to overcome your opiate addiction but struggled along the way, don’t give up. There is hope, and you can do it if you have a proper support structure in place.

Don’t Try to Go “Cold Turkey”

There are many who recognize they have an addiction problem and believe they have the willpower and ability to overcome it alone. By simply stopping consumption and quitting, they can cure themselves of their cravings. The problem with this train of thought, however, is that when it comes to opiate addiction, the numbers and studies show is that this method is usually unsuccessful.

Most people who try to stop alone end up only being able to go without using for a short period of time before they go back to it. The on-and-off cycle of trying to quite and then starting again can wreak havoc on your body and mind. It can make you feel hopeless and discourage you from trying to overcome your addiction altogether.

The actual process of quitting involves overcoming extremely controlling and substantial physical and mental hurdles. The physical symptoms are, many times, overwhelming for most. You feel so terrible that you use just to cope with the stress and bodily pain. If you are successful in overcoming the physical withdrawal phase, you still have a long journey ahead. The psychological draw to the drug and use is itself, very powerful and constant. It can widdle you down and weaken your resolve over time.

Getting Help

How To Successfully Detox from Opiate Addiction

If you are ready to stop using and you really want to change and overcome your addiction there is no question you need help to do it. It is OK to ask for support and assistance, nobody is perfect and nobody is all powerful. Your ability to ask for the resources necessary to get clean is a strong step in the right direction all by itself.

Medical detox centers and opiate addiction treatment centers like Discovery Place in Tennessee, provide stable and supportive surroundings that can help you manage both the physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal in a more comfortable way. There are FDA-approved medications available that are meant to help the withdrawal process. Our facility provides you a safe environment without distractions and external triggers which could cause you to feel the need to use. Through our well-rounded programs, your overall healing will be addressed.

Our after-treatment structure ensures that you are provided the support you need to continue to live sober even when you are no longer at our center. To learn more about our programs call us today at 1-800-725-0922. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Together we can help you through a successful recovery.


  • Discovery Place was the answer for my son. He did the 90 day and then the step down program and sober living. We give this organization 10 stars. They met my son where he was …emotionally, mentally, physically. They helped him put his life back on track. Discovery Place employees care about their guests. If your son, brother, nephew, grandson or husband needs excellent supportive care THIS is indeed the facility.

    Kim Morton
    Alumni Parent
  • I have remained sober and it is because of DP. DP is the best place there is, hands down. I keep everyone there in my prayers, and I encourage everyone there to take what they are practicing and do it in their lives, after.

    Roy Mantelli
  • Over the past year, I’ve been putting into actin what Discovery Place taught me, and I have experienced a complete perspective change of the world, and the people in it. I get to be a man of service and love today, and for that I am grateful to Discovery Place.

    Matt Kassay
  • Discovery Place means the world to me. They showed me the tools that I’ve tried to use everyday in my life to think less often of myself, and more frequently of others. I am learning to lend a hand when I am able and to have a honest and humble relationship with God and the people around me. Not only am I clean and sober, but also I am happy and fulfilled.

    Tommy Parker
  • Discovery Place and the men who work there made recovery attractive, and more importantly, fun. There is strength in the struggle. I am forever grateful for my time at Discovery Place.

    Creed McClellan
  • When I got to Discovery Place my whole life was in shambles, but I didn’t know it. I spent 6 months in their programs, participating in all three phases, and was met with kindness and love all along the way. It is unbelievable to me, where I am now relative to where I was when I arrived at DP.

    Lance Duke
  • I can never say enough good things about Discovery Place and the people who work there. Before checking in to DP, I was out of options and out of answers. Fortunately, Discovery Place has a solution. Taking suggestions from the staff at DP saved my life, and as a result, I’m now more content and hopeful about life. I’m grateful for Discovery Place showing me how to live a healthy life so that I can become a better man and help the next guy.”

    Tyler Buckingham

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