How long does opioid detox last?

Drug detox occurs as the body rids itself of any substances that have been abused. The onset of opioid detox and opioid withdrawal symptoms will depend on the type of opioid that was taken. For example, a fast-acting opioid like heroin will produce withdrawal symptoms sooner than a slow-acting opioid like methadone. 

In general, opioid detox and withdrawal symptoms will peak a few days after the onset of symptoms and will begin to resolve after about a week. Formal detox programs take about a week to 10 days to complete.

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Located in dynamic Las Vegas, Nevada, the Vance Johnson Recovery Center (VJRC) a 44-bed facility is run by a skilled multi-disciplinary team of medical and behavioral health professionals that includes nurses, counselors, and doctors, along with complementary and alternative medicine specialists to provide our clients with a transformational experience that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Our approach is holistic and grounded in research and evidenced-based best practices that help people develop the awareness and skills required to achieve and sustain recovery.

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