Once physical dependence to an opioid has developed, a withdrawal syndrome in risks of birth defects after prenatal exposure to oxycodone, propoxyphene.
Neonatal abstinence syndrome is an expected and treatable condition that follows prenatal exposure to opioid agonists and requires collaboration with the pediatric care team. The rationale for opioid-assisted therapy during pregnancy is to prevent complications of illicit opioid use and narcotic withdrawal, encourage prenatal care and drug treatment, reduce criminal activity, and avoid risks to the patient of associating with a drug culture. Comprehensive opioid-assisted therapy that includes prenatal care reduces the risk of obstetric complications (13).
As many as 2.4 million people in the US struggle with opiate dependence. Opioid withdrawal is not fatal but it can make you extremely sick for days to weeks.
Do you also offer counseling for substance abuse or other problems?
SMA. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011 (publication no. Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: summary of national findings.
NO – you must be sober of all opioids for at least one week prior to starting VIVITROL. Please be honest with your doctor about the last time you used opioids – it is very important!. If you have opioids in your system and get the injection, you could have an extremely unpleasant reaction called “precipitated withdrawal”.
Inpatient detoxification (detox) programs are designed to help you stop using opioids quickly in a medically supervised setting.