Detoxing: At Home or in a Facility for National Recovery Month

If you’re an opioid addict, rest assured there are several ways to detox and get clean. If you’re like me, you were probably afraid of the withdrawals to get sober. Here, I will tell you the difference between an at-home detox vs. a detox in a rehab facility.

Detoxing from Opioids in a Facility

Most detox facilities will treat your withdrawal symptoms with medications. Different rehab programs offer various treatments, including medications used, the length of treatment and other factors. Doctors will oversee you and there is a good chance you will spend a few days in detox, then transfer over to inpatient rehab. You’d be monitored closely during this process and given meds that prevent severe withdrawals. Rehab facilities usually only treat the acute withdrawal symptoms and do nothing for what happens during the crucial phase of Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS). In addition, facilities charge thousands of dollars. Check with your insurance company to see if they at least cover partial charges.

Detoxing from Opioids at Home

It seems like most of the time, those dependent on opioids can’t afford to check into a detox facility, which leaves them to the precarious and often frightening process of detoxing at home.

Not to worry, there are viable options. Let me explain…If you have a kind doctor or pain specialist like I did, they might be willing to prescribe you meds that will help you during your detox. This may include medications such as gabapentin/neurontin to help the process along and clonazepam/klonopins for anxiety and panic attacks. I will tell you right now, you definitely want to have something for anxiety and to mellow you out while you go through detox, which typically lasts 5-7 days. Everyone’s biological makeup is different, so there will be varying results.

However, if you’re unable to get a script from your doctor, don’t stress. You can detox from home. Many of us who have followed our “Reichert Regimen” have reduced symptoms or no symptoms at all while detoxing from the comfort of our homes. This involves taking over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements, holistic remedies, exercise and much more.

Home detox is the cheapest way to come off of opioids. At home, you can do yoga, drink enough water, meditate, plus get on a healthy diet and sleep schedule. These are the many ways to decrease or even stop PAWS in its tracks.

Because detox facilities are very costly and don’t treat the Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome that happens once you detox, I went with detoxing at home. I failed for several years. Finally, after three years of intensive researching and testing and going through the most horrendous withdrawals you can imagine, I found ways to detox at home both effectively and safely. My withdrawals were a cake walk, and I just love having my life back. Now, I want to help you succeed and kick this dangerous habit once and for all.

Fortunately, at ADDICTION PRESRIPTION, we are opioid recovery coaches. We are not doctors, rather former addicts who got clean and decided to reach out and help others having an opioid crisis. Please fill out our CONTACT form in this site to join our mailing list. Or, you may reach us at or 916.717.4067.



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