Opiate Addiction

At Windmill Wellness Ranch, we are passionate about helping individuals and their families overcome this dependence. The CEO of WWR is currently working with the State of Ohio and Indiana to bring the WWR model to those states that have the worst epidemic in the nation, due to our integrative care and outcomes in restoring those back to health without relapsing. Windmill Wellness Ranch has evidence–based specific programming to bring those with this addiction to a state of full health. Opiate addiction, whether brought on by a pain or the use of Heroin, attacks the same center of the brain that make this drug so difficult to stop using. The Medical Detoxification from opioids can be uncomfortable.

At Windmill Wellness Ranch, our clients will not be uncomfortable during this process, so that they can engage and begin the work they came to do.

What Are Opiates?

Opiates cover a huge variety of drugs, ranging from legal drugs such as fentanyl, codeine, and morphine to illegal drugs such as heroin and opium.

Examples of opiates include:

  • Heroin
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone (trade names include: OxyContin and Percocet)
  • Hydrocodone (trade names include: Vicodin and Lortab)
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl

Effects of Opiate Abuse

Often, the facts about the effects of opiate use are misleading because they may only focus on the short-term impact. For example, opiates often cause vomiting, diarrhea, sedation and delayed reactions in the short term.

What's not often mentioned, however, are the long-term symptoms.

Long-term symptoms include:


  • Weakened immune system functioning
  • Gastric problems ranging from the troublesome (e.g., constipation) to severe (e.g., intestinal ileus, bowel perforation)
  • A plethora of medical issues secondary to intravenous administration (e.g., localized abscesses, embolic events, systemic infection, contraction of bloodborne illnesses)
  • Significant respiratory depression; cumulative hypoxic end-organ injury


Many have experienced surgery or accidents and had no idea they would become addicted, they were just following the doctor’s orders. Windmill Wellness Ranch can help those that have become physically addicted get through the detoxification process with ease so that they can get their life back. 

Start your recovery process today.

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