Do patients experience withdrawal during treatment?

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October 7, 2021

Though opioid withdrawal isn’t life-threatening like alcohol withdrawal (also known as delirium tremens), it can lead to intense cravings and eventual relapse if not treated. Opioid withdrawal can be highly uncomfortable, which is why MAT medications are designed to alleviate the worst symptoms. When patients schedule an intake date, typically within 24-72 hours of contacting AppleGate admissions, they’re prepared to find a dosage of medication that’s right for them based on current drug usage amounts and frequency. Patients are urged to inform their medical providers of any other medication they’re taking or other illicit drugs they’re using that may counteract with treatment medications.