Heroin’s intense withdrawal symptoms make it one of the most difficult drugs to quit on your own. Users will experience nausea, abdominal pain, sweating, shaking, agitation, cravings, and spasms, which only worsen the longer someone has been using heroin. For this reason, those who are dependent on heroin can greatly benefit from medically-supervised detox.
Medically-supervised detox means that clinicians will oversee your withdrawal and ease its symptoms with a variety of medications and therapies. This gives you an easier detox experience that is both safer and more comfortable. Heroin addiction can negatively impact every area of your life— from your physical health to your relationships with friends and family. Detox is the first step to sobriety, and it’s critically important that you detox under medical supervision. A detox under our clinical team can help you put the best foot forward towards lasting recovery.
Based on their history of substance use, some patients require medication to manage symptoms of withdrawal during the early stages of detoxification. Our staff of clinicians carefully monitor dosages and administered drugs to ease your heroin detox experience.
The detox process can be uncomfortable, often depending on your genetic makeup and the level of your prior drug use. The purpose of any prescribed comfort medications is to ease these symptoms. This is one of the primary reasons why a medically supervised detox is superior to detox that’s done at-home. When attempting detox at home, comfort medications won’t be available— making the detox process so much harder than it needs to be.
Detoxing your system of heroin is just the first step to sobriety. While your body may be free of the drug, your mind is still wholly dependent on its influences. Many people may not know that addiction is a disease of the brain – the brain’s reward system is completely rewired by the use of heroin, and therefore it takes time and effort to ensure total sobriety.
Concise Recovery offers a variety of treatment options upon conclusion of heroin detox. Most of our patients require inpatient, or residential, treatment in one of our centers, while others may opt for intensive outpatient programming. Speak to one of our admissions staff members to determine what’s right for you.
While detox is an important first step, it doesn’t mean that you’re fully healed. To put yourself in the position to beat heroin addiction, you must address the surrounding conditions that pushed you into drug abuse. Our programs are built to dynamically address the root cause of your addiction. By enrolling in our residential program, you’ll experience a full spectrum of therapy services to help you work through your impulses, and establish new ways of thinking in your day-to-day life. Beating your heroin addiction will be a journey, but Concise Recovery is here to support you during the most critical stages— especially post-detox.
If you or a loved one has experienced anything mentioned above, we can help! Please give us a call to help you on your recovery path and assist you or your loved on in safely and comfortably ending the cycle. We look forward to your call. 888.240.6846
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Concise Recovery is Southern California’s premier heroin detox and residential addiction treatment provider. We provide medically-supervised heroin detox overseen by licensed clinicians and a dedicated staff, who are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you would like to learn more about heroin detox, please call our admissions team at 888-240-6846.