Opiates are a group of drugs derived from the opium poppy plant. A number of opiates serve as a significant drug in the medical community because of their sedative and painkilling qualities. However, these drugs contain highly addictive properties. Even those people who are given a legal prescription have a higher risk of abusing the drugs.
According to the report in 2012 of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 26.4 up to 36 million people abuse opiates worldwide.
Q: How long opiates stay in the system?
A: The length of time of any prescribed or illegal drugs stay in the system varies.
One characteristic of opiates is that they have short half-lives. This means that the drug can leave the system rapidly but their effects can last for at least several hours.
Confirming opiates using drug test depends on several factors, including the type of ingestion or intake of the drug. For example, prescription opiates usually come in pill form. Taking an opiate orally can take an hour to experience its effect since it needs to go through the digestive system first. Unlike other substances such as heroin which are smoked, snorted or injected, which creates more potent high, they exit the body sooner.
Other major considerations to take are the frequency of use, the quantity of the drug, and the duration of the drug intake before the drug test. Also, the quality of the drug (potency) can make a big difference on a drug test.
In general opiate, detection depends on the physiological makeup. Several factors can also affect how quickly opiates leave the system, these includes:
(Whether the person exercise regularly, mildly or not at all)
Q: Why do people test for opiates? And how do people test positive for opiates?
A: People take action for an opiate drug test for various reasons. These are:
Opiate detection may be tested in:
Furthermore, the type of opiate also affects the result of a drug test. The most widespread used opiates are codeine, heroin, hydrocodone, and morphine.
Codeine is one of the fastest opiates to pass out in the system. Detection of the drug after the last intake includes:
Heroin has a very short half-life; detection of the drug usually lasts:
Hydrocodone leaves the system faster, detection may last for:
Morphine tends to stay longer in the system, detection may last for:
Data for the detection of these opiates are all in averages. Opiates build up in fatty tissues in the body after prolonged excessive usage. The approximate detection time can go beyond these data if the person takes opiates heavily for a long-term period.
Q: What treatments are available for opiate abuse?
A: There are several effective treatments for an opiate abuse. These include:
|Drug Name||Street Names/ |
|Approximate Duration of Stay in the System|
|Alcohol||Beer, Booze, Hooch, Liquor, Wine||1 hour, up to 10-12 hours|
|Amphetamines||Biphetamine, Black Beauties, Crosses, Dexedrine, Hearts||1 to 2 Days|
|Anabolic Steroids||Juice, Nandrolene, Roids, Stanazolol||Oral 3 Weeks, Injected 3 to 6 Months|
|Benzodiazepines||Librium, Rohypnol, Roofies, Tranks, Valium, Xanax||Usually 2-3 Days, Some 4-8 Days|
|Cocaine||Candy, Coke, Crack, Flake, Rocks, Snow, Whitecoat||1 to 2 Days|
|Codeine||Robitussin A-C, Tylenol w/codeine,||1 to 2 Days|
|GHB||G, Grievous Bodily Harm, Liquid X||1 to 2 Days|
|Inhalants||not available||Few Hours|
|Ketamine||K, Kit Kat, Special K, Vitamin K||2 to 4 Days|
|LSD||Acid, Blotter, Microdot, Yellow Sunshine||A Few Hours to 5 Days|
|Marijuana||Pot, Weed, Blunt, Bud, Grass, Herb, MJ, reefer||2 to 5 days|
|Methadone||‘Done||1 to 7 Days|
|Methamphetamines||Crank, Crystal, Desoxyn, Glass, Ice, Speed||2 to 4 Days|
|Methaqualone||Ludes, Quaaludes||10-15 Days|
|MDMA||Ecstasy,Molly, E||1 to 5 Days|
|Nicotine||Cigarettes, Cigars, Tobacco, Nicotine Gum, Patch||1 to 2 Days|
|Opiates||Heroin, Opium: China, Dreams, Laudanum||1 to 2 Days|
|Oxycodone||OxyContin, Percolone, Roxicodone||1 to 2 Days|
|PCP||Angel Dust, Boat, Hog, Love Boat||1-8 Days|
* NOTE:Duration can vary depending on tolerant to the drugs you are as well as body weight,metabolism etc..
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Our goal is to ensure that all our patients regain their physical and mental states of health. Our treatment is therefore tailored to address each patient’s unique conditions. The treatment involves a combination of detoxification procedures such as opiate detox, alcohol detox, and heroin detox, just to mention a few, with other intervention procedures such as group and individual therapy, relapse prevention education, after-care planning, and in-house completion programs aimed at ensuring long-term sobriety and prevention of relapses.
Every patient has his or her unique type and level of addiction which is why the treatment period will normally vary from one individual to another. While some patients go through a 30-day rehab program, others will require a 60-day or 90-day program to recover from alcohol or drug addiction. The time it takes to recover will depend on the assessment report provided by the assigned medical professional who evaluates your case.
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