What are opiates?

Those who are addicted to opiates are dependent on drugs in the opium family, which are derived from the poppy plant. Users can become hooked on the first feeling of euphoria once the body instantly craves the high. An opiate addiction tends to quickly take complete control of the user’s life.

Examples of Opiates include:

  • Morphine
  • Heroin
  • Codeine
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Methadone
  • Suboxone

Opiate Withdrawal and the Opiate Addiction Process

Withdrawal from opiates can be uncomfortable, and can cause symptoms such as agitation, insomnia, anxiety, weakness, depression, abdominal cramping, nausea, and diarrhea.

While detoxing from opiates is generally not life threatening, we understand the need to closely monitor the detox process and provide counseling staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that we address individual needs and concerns. Iris Healing Retreat staff helps individuals through the most difficult phases of opiate detox including the times when the patient may want to give up.

Once the individual has completed sub-acute detox at Iris Healing Retreat, they are ready to transition to residential treatment for their opiate addiction. During this part of the opiate addiction treatment process, our staff continues to monitor residents closely. Our Certified Substance Abuse Counselor caseloads are designed to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment experience.

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“Iris Healing was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I have been to 5 other treatment centers and it just did not stick. Iris properly diagnosed me, got me on the right medication, and gave me the tools and encouragement to stay sober. They have helped me in every aspect of my life and I am extremely grateful! I can now get back to my regular life without the fear of addiction! Thank you!!”
- Michelle 

“Iris Healing was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I have been to 5 other treatment centers and it just did not stick. Iris properly diagnosed me, got me on the right medication, and gave me the tools and encouragement to stay sober. They have helped me in every aspect of my life and I am extremely grateful! I can now get back to my regular life without the fear of addiction! Thank you!!”
- Michelle B.

William H.

Words simply can't fully express my gratitude and thanks for the Iris team.  The CEO and Clinical Director have built an amazing program that not only addresses the substance dependency; but in addition, treats and heals the entire person...physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  In many ways, I feel like they have set me on a journey to learn who I really am and given me my life back...which is a gift I will always treasure.  The intimate size of the facility was crucial to my experience.  I never felt overlooked, and there was always a staff member available to me if I needed assistance, a listening ear, or encouragement during my time there.  The therapists and staff provided comfort, kindness, and support...and made me feel as though I was in a safe environment where I could fully focus on my healing.  I'm so thankful I began my recovery journey at Iris, and I will be eternally grateful for this incredible program and team.  -- William H.

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