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Orlaam Detox and Withdrawal

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 23.5 million people at or over the age of 12 required treatment for drug or alcohol abuse problems in 2009. The same report indicates that only 2.6 million received it at a dedicated treatment facility. Orlaam detox centers focus on assisting those addicted to this discontinued drug to overcome the pyschological or physical dependencies formed through abuse of the medication.
The medication may be prescribed as part of an opioid withdrawal and detoxification process, but can lead to a form of opiate dependency and addiction if abused.”
Orlaam is a synthetic medication that is designed to work in place of methadone and similar synthetic opiates when standard treatments for management of opiate dependency have failed. The medication may be prescribed as part of an opioid withdrawal and detoxification process, but can lead to a form of opiate dependency and addiction if abused. If you suspect a love one is suffering the effects of Orlaam addiction or dependency, contact us at for a list of treatment options in your area.


projectknow-shutter426823906-cpr-on-manThe primary concept behind the processes used by Orlaam detox centers matches that of opioid dependency management. The primary goal is to reduce and eliminate the presence of opioids, including synthetic versions such as methadone and Orlaam, from the body of the patient. Doctors must carefully monitor the detoxification procedures due to rare but potentially life-threatening symptoms experienced during periods of withdrawal. These symptoms include:

  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Stroke
  • Seizure
  • Dehydration
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

Most treatment centers combine physical detoxification and regular monitoring for withdrawal symptoms with instructional courses designed to teach sufferers how to overcome the psychological dependencies created by addiction to Orlaam. These instructional sessions may also include group therapies, visits with a dedicated counselor and family-oriented discussions designed to help prevent future relapse.


projectknow-shutter428294629-doctor-holding-patient-shoulderDetoxification begins when the patient is admitted to one of the many Orlaam detox centers for either inpatient or outpatient detoxification. Inpatient treatment allows doctors to continually monitor the vital signs and symptoms of advanced cases of Orlaam addiction. Outpatient options are typically available once patients have shown signs of completing the initial detox process and must return for regular checkups until the drug has completely left their systems. This medication has a long duration of action and detoxification may take up to six weeks depending on the quantity, frequency and duration of Orlaam. The need for inpatient or outpatient services is typically determined by the doctors or other healthcare professionals administering the Orlaam detox program. Some similar or substitute medications may be provided by the center to assist with particularly severe cases of withdrawal syndrome. Call our support line at any time at for additional help or resources on the processes used during Orlaam detoxification and the effects of opiate withdrawal syndrome.

Additional Considerations

Many local addiction treatment centers may not have the specialists found at Orlaam treatment centers who deal regularly with opiate treatments. The more severe symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal syndrome can dramatically interfere with the daily life of recovering Orlaam addicts.
“Opiod dependence often requires long-term treatment and care.”
Sufferers may have to travel to distant centers and spend a good amount of time away from family and work during the treatment process. Group therapy and rehabilitation procedures may help to prevent relapse, but the rarity of the drug may limit the number of knowledgeable support groups in your area. Opiod dependence often requires long-term treatment and care. For more information on Orlaam detoxification, rehabilitation, the methods involved in care, or help finding Orlaam withdrawal treatment facilities and support groups near you, call .


The number of people ages 12 or older who required treatment for drug or alcohol addiction in 2009 is equal to 9.5 percent of the population of the United States in that age range.

More common, but less severe, effects of opiate withdrawal syndrome include:

  • Tremors
  • Cramps
  • Chills
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Restless leg syndrome


  • Orlaam was removed from the market in Europe due to reports of life-threatening arrhythmia disorders. The product was discontinued in the United States in 2003 and is no longer available for use.
  • Orlaam was originally classified as a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act.

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