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Heroin Detox

Are you after a suitable programme to overcome heroin addiction? if so, you are certainly on the right path. Undertaking a heroin detox is a vital step to recovery and at Addiction Advocates, we are here to help. We want to believe no one wants to live a life controlled by such a drug willingly. Yet, our help can only be practical when the patient involved reaches out for help.

Healing and quick recovery is a personal choice we hope you will make, by accepting to join a suitable treatment plan. Our team will happily take on the job of finding treatment facilities with beneficial recovery programmes for all individuals who want to make that bold and vital step.

Dealing with Substance Addiction 

No doubt, many people are indirectly introduced to opioids through over the counter or prescription drugs. These drugs are targeted at serving pain-relieving purposes and are present in drugs like Vicodin and Percocet. Once the prescribed daily dose is exceeded, such individuals find themselves dealing with drug addiction.  

For many others, it was a case of ‘I’ll just try this once’. This is the common statement made before being sucked into a life of unhealthy addiction. Even minimal doses of heroin or other opiate drugs can kick start a life-threatening journey of drug addiction.

At the start, you may have felt a euphoric rush and a sense of pleasure; this is what usually gets you stuck on the drug in the first place. Once it becomes a routine, opiate drugs like heroin rapidly change the way the brain functions, causing alarming cravings, irrational thinking, and withdrawal symptoms.  

Heroin, no doubt, is a fatal drug that records more abuse rates. Individuals that abuse heroin may suffer from side effects such as

  • Constipation
  • Liver and kidney diseases
  • Abscesses
  • Gastrointestinal cramping
  • And worse, fatal overdose.

Worse yet, withdrawing from heroin can be extremely hard and almost impossible for some. This is why it’s vital to seek professional help in a reliable rehabilitation centre.  

That’s when our team at Addiction Advocates comes in. Using our expertise and experience with various cases, we recommend suitable heroin rehabs with treatment plans that are beneficial to every case we receive.  

What to Expect A Heroin Detox Treatment 

It is best to approach the entire healing process with knowledge on all the facts, as well as realistic expectations from the healing process.

Heroin has high addictive values, and it takes self-determination and care from family, support groups, and medical professionals to successfully pull through.  

First, you’ll go through a thorough assessment and some necessary tests; this is important when determining how severe the addiction is.

For mild cases of addiction, you may not require a detox programme. However, it’s the opposite for severe cases, and a suitable detox programme will be recommended to help curb severe addictions to heroin.  

If you’re an individual who heavily abuses heroin, and has experienced severe withdrawal symptoms, you will most likely go through this medical detox. The heroin detox process is usually gradual, yet thorough, and largely depends on the programme, and diagnosis.  

Post-Detoxification Treatment 

The treatment for heroin addiction doesn’t end with the detoxification process, which is just the first stage. In fact, the entire treatment usually lasts for 14-16 days on average; once this stage is completed, the main rehabilitation process begins. 

Highly trained psychologists, physiotherapists, and psychotherapists lead patients through an emotional and psychological healing process during this time. This includes tackling the root cause for addiction; skipping this stage may put you at the risk of a relapse.  

Some of the other relapse prevention treatments offered include intense therapy, psychodynamic therapy, group therapy, family therapy, contingency management, motivational enhancement therapy, hypnotherapy and more.  

What Rehab Services Am I entitled To?  

Heroin is generally known to relieve pain, but when taken in excess, it provides a peaceful, feel-good drowsy feeling. This powerful drug can equally offer a short-term reprieve from stress, anxiety, or depression.

These are the reasons many find it hard to stop taking the substance, especially when they are in severe pain. Luckily, rehab centres provide different treatment options to people willing to recover, which include in-patient treatment and out-patient treatment.  

In-patient recovery programmes require that you are admitted into a residential rehab centre. We have contacts of various private residential rehabs that offer exceptional in-patient services, with a clean, positive environment to make the transition easier.

These residential heroin rehabs also provide 24-hour care and monitoring, especially during the withdrawal process. All personnel is well-trained and experienced care-providers; whose mission is to nurse you back to good health.  

Out-Patient clinics are usually treatment centres close to your home residence, which work around personal schedules, yet still ensure proper care, detox plans as well as therapy and counseling sessions. We do offer advisory services on what plans to choose, and which treatment centres to consider. Your final choice should be dependent on the nature of addiction, personal preferences, and individual needs.   

Will I Experience Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms? 

Heroin withdrawal is usually experienced by individuals who are trying to stop their intake or have not had access to the substance for various reasons. Such withdrawal symptoms prompt side effects ranging from

  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • shaking
  • sweating
  • depression
  • muscle aches
  • cravingsand more.  

Withdrawing from heroin at home is possible, but a lot riskier than you think. In patients have support from medical professionals in case any of the symptoms become unbearable. There’s also a safe and comfortable environment with trained medical personnel who know exactly what to do in case of any complications.  

Additionally, pharmacological and psychological interventions will be tendered to patients with severe symptoms for optimal comfort and safety throughout the treatment. Therefore, we advise patients who are about to proceed with medical detoxification to do so in residential rehabs; this way, they have access to medical supervision, monitoring, and care 24/7.  

Get in Touch 

Contact us or send a message if you are in need of a good detox programme. We have trained personal with experience on our website, waiting to hear from you.  

Have a Family Member Battling With a Heroin Addiction?  

It’s hard to sit by and watch a loved one look like a shadow of themselves; it’s even harder watching them throw away a good life and using all their resources to sponsor their addiction to heroin. At Addiction Advocates, we can help organize intervention meetings while finding suitable treatment structures beneficial to their case.  

We understand it won’t be easy convincing or educating a family member that is addicted to heroin on the causes, effects, and treatments of substance abuse, but it is a worthwhile try at getting loved ones back to a positive, happy, and drug abuse-free life.  

I came to you desperate, feeling so depressed and anxious. I left feeling hopeful and grateful and excited about life. I can't believe the change in just 28 days.
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